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A brand of salt introduced in Britain by chemist George Weddell, in 1894. In Victorian times, vitamins and minerals weren't available, and his daughter was continuously ill - as a chemist he knew that magnesium carbonate and c. phosphate could strengthen her teeth and bones - so mixed them with salt. He then discovered that this made the salt free-running (when the only available products sold at the time were sold in blocks.

He started to manufacture his product, and later added Saxa as a brand name for smaller packets. The company was acquired in the 1960's by RHM.

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