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Old 10-10-2005, 06:49 PM   #1
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Whats the least expensive source for canning salt?

i noticed the price sticker on one jar was $1.99. that seems quite expensive for [almost] regular ole salt.

i'm looking to buy a few cases .. just in case. can anyone suggest a good 'bulk' source? in fact .. IS this stuff sold in 'bulk'?


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Old 10-10-2005, 07:18 PM   #2
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Canning salt is the same as pickling salt. It's the same thing as table salt minus the iodine, refined a little more to remove more minerals, and sans the anti-caking additives that can cause browning or clouding when using regular table salt.

I don't know where you live - so don't know if buying it in a "jar" is normal for your location or not, or how big a jar is. Here in North Texas where I live - we get pickling salt in a 2 or 4 pound bag, or box, for about $2 -$4 - depending on the store, brand, and how it's packaged.

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Old 10-22-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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kosher salt can be used for all canning (excuse the pun) - it is quite inexpensive and available in any supermarket
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