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From: John Rose (
Subject:         Organic Versus Inorganic...
Date: August 28, 2014 at 5:55 am PST

In Reply to: Inorganic salt...who is right? posted by Gina on August 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm:

Whenever this topic comes up, someone usually always mentions, as Salty has, that “some minerals are bonded with carbon and are considered "organic".” In fact, this reminds me of an article tom billings wrote, which I’ll include below followed by my (JR) comment and will follow that by an interesting comment from David Jubb.

Here’s part of the article that tom billings wrote:

Does cooking render minerals "inorganic" or less assimilable?

One claim made by a number of raw "experts" is that "cooking makes all minerals inorganic," i.e., cooking converts all the (organic) minerals in food into an inorganic form. …

What is actually meant by "organic" vs. "inorganic" minerals?

The first point to note is that the claim about the difference between "organic" vs. "inorganic" minerals is relatively vague. The terms used are never defined, thus many readers--or raw-fooders themselves--may not know exactly what the claim means. So let's begin by defining terms.

• Organic: The standard chemistry definition is that a molecule is organic if it includes at least one carbon atom.
• Inorganic: The standard chemistry definition is any molecule that is not organic, i.e., has no carbon atoms at all.

JR Comment: Leave it to tom billings to twist things around as he always does and in this case by claiming that there is only one definition for the word organic…the chemistry definition. In my Webster’s dictionary (copyright 1966), definition #4 of 8 pertains to having a carbon atom attached and definition #5 states “of, like, or derived from living organisms”! So, by cooking our food we destroy the life force in the food, the enzymes and Biophotons, and now these minerals are no longer considered living anymore.

According to David Jubb, “Celtic Sea Salt is very special as it is still bound to phyto-plankton, and whilst the salt crystal has remained moist, it can change into an acid or an alkali. This capability is called amphoteric.” In other words, “the microalgae actually transform the minerals in the salt from inorganic to organic as plants do.”

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