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Salt is salt.. or is it? :-)

Posted By: Joe Ames
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2000 at 11:51 a.m.

Sea Salt - Until fairly recently, this was what most people of the World used. Unlike table salt, "Marine" salt has mineral components in it other than Sodium Chloride. Things like, bromine and chlorine as well as some metals in trace amounts. Some people prefer this to other salt, especially in seafood dishes. Coarse and fine, are simply sizes.

Kosher salt - Isn't necessarily Kosher, but is called that because it's used to prepare Kosher meats.
The mineral salt has a cubic crystal shape. A grain of kosher salt is composed of many cubes stuck together. With its large surface area, it can absorb more moisture than a similar sized cubic salt crystal. This makes it ideal for curing meats, which involves absorbing blood from the raw meat. Use a little less when using this in place of the others.

Table salt - Is Sodium chloride with an added flow agent (When it rains it pours), usually, Tri calcium Phosphate, or Silicon Dioxide. Both are essentially very small marbles.


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