Iodized salt or iodized salt is salt fortified with iodine needed for growth and intelligence. Iodized salt is used as salt consumption must meet the Indonesian National Standard (SNI), among others, contain iodine at 30-80 ppm (MOH). The use of iodized salt is essential for health, especially the health of the family. Iodine is useful to trigger the growth of the brain, thyroid gland healthy, healthy fetal growth process, educate the brain. Iodine deficiency lead to goiter, mental retardation, birth defects, children are less intelligent, miscarriage in pregnant women, and others.
Iodized salt compounds derived from water and acid substances iodine, (HI) or the compounds of iodine with non-metal compound or organic berasl of ion I.  Useful for keeping the growth of the thyroid gland or thyroxine.  Four inorganic compounds are used as a source of iodide, depending on the manufacturer: potassium iodate, potassium iodide, sodium iodate, and sodium iodide.  Each of these compounds supplying the body with iodine required for the biosynthesis of thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) by the thyroid gland hormone.  Animals also benefit from supplements of iodine and hydrogen iodide derivative of ethylenediamine is the main supplement for animal feed