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Old 04-30-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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Salt--what I didn't know

I am now cooking with kosher salt--it has 1/2 the sodium of table salt. The things you learn reading magazines left by others on the train...
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:46 AM   #2
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Yup, we switched to kosher years ago. Now, like wine, sea salts come in many varieties, you can actually "pair" them with different foods! Wonder if there have been any salt tastings?

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:00 AM   #3
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That article you ready is not correct. NaCL is NaCL.
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I've been using Kosher Salt for a few years now. Most Seasoning Salts are too salty for me. I've been making my own blends.
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The reason you sometimes hear people say kosher salt is less salty is because of the shape and size of the crystals. You get less volume of salt per measure. So a tablespoon of table salt has more than a tablespoon of kosher, but if you go by weight they are exactly the same.
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The reason you sometimes hear people say kosher salt is less salty is because of the shape and size of the crystals. You get less volume of salt per measure. So a tablespoon of table salt has more than a tablespoon of kosher, but if you go by weight they are exactly the same.
Exactly, what I wanted to say...but haven't had my coffee, yet. I'm still non-verbal
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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Notice it took me two posts to get it out right. Post one was coffee one. Post two was coffee two
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That article you ready is not correct. NaCL is NaCL.
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I believe that the size of the salt granule means that a tsp of kosher salt measures differently than a tsp of table salt, therefore, resulting in less sodium per teaspoon because the granules are bigger re: kosher salt.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:40 AM   #10
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I believe that the size of the salt granule means that a tsp of kosher salt measures differently than a tsp of table salt, therefore, resulting in less sodium per teaspoon because the granules are bigger re: kosher salt.

Right. But it also depends on which kosher salt you use. Grain sizes are different.

Basically, it doesn't matter which salt you use IF YOU ARE SEASONING TO TASTE! However, if you are seasoning to a recipe measurement, you are right. I prefer to season to taste.
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