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Old 11-07-2010, 01:57 PM   #11
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I gave up table salt and most salt in recipes a few years ago for obvious reasons, but I use a salt substitute recipe that uses "kelp powder" as one of its ingredients, which contains Iodine. Best of both worlds.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:46 PM   #12
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I love seaweed rice crackers...I'm probably getting enough iodine from that alone.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:55 PM   #13
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I have the exact story of Selkie....

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I used nothing but iodized salt until I was 55 years old, and I still developed thyroid problems. Now, I use either sea salt or Kosher salt exclusively. Yes, I can tell the taste difference.
I had been somewhat concerned about my exclusive use of Kosher salt in both cooking, and table salt until I looked on the label of my daily vitamins, and see that I'm getting 100% of what I need. I'm glad of that, because I really prefer Kosher salt and would hate to have to go back to Morton's Iodized salt.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:04 PM   #14
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if you take a multi vitamin, check the label...you'll find iodine there; usually 100% rda. In salt it adds a bitter flavor, not a brightness.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:26 PM   #15
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I was just at the store and was looking for salt substitute (before my doc kills me) , found it...also got another bag of sea salt that is rated Kosher.

I was looking for the salt substitute mentioned above with the seaweed powder. Can someone help me out with a brand name? The girl in the store said she'd order it for me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:51 AM   #16
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I can absolutely taste a difference between iodized and non-iodized salt (in certain applications). I use kosher salt exclusively at home.

Iodine was added to salt at a time when people did not get enough from their regular diet. Diets have changed and now most people get plenty of iodine in other foods where they do not need to supplement it with iodized salt.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #17
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i find that iodized salt tastes bitter and harsh....i also prefer the texture of kosher salt
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #18
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i find that iodized salt tastes bitter and harsh....i also prefer the texture of kosher salt
Do you taste the bitter in food that is cooked with iodized salt?

When I taste coarse salt, it seems to taste saltier than finer salt.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:32 PM   #19
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Do you taste the bitter in food that is cooked with iodized salt?

When I taste coarse salt, it seems to taste saltier than finer salt.
To the contrary, to me table salt tastes more salty. As a matter of fact, Kosher salt is a larger flake, and can't even be used in a normal table salt shaker. Table salt is much denser. I have a very pretty covered salt cellar with a matching spoon for my KS. Perhaps you can't taste the bitterness in table salt, but many people can, including myself.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:27 PM   #20
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Okay, I'm convinced to try Kosher salt. I picked up a box at the store today. Now, are there dishes you use this in especially?
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