Kosher salt is made from kosher sea salts deposits in salt mines of Poland and Germany. These come in different varieties including kosher (kosher salt), sea salt, and table salt. Not only are they all different in texture and taste, but also in sodium and mineral content.
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to kosher salt. Many people believe that kosher (also known as "Hebrew salt") is just like regular table salt. While table salt contains a variety of different minerals, kosher salt only contains a single type of mineral. This article briefly explores the most common kosher salt varieties and compares their mineral contents.
The main ingredient found in kosher salt is potassium chloride. This is naturally present in seawater, which is then filtered and purified before being added to land or water for consumption. Because of this filtering process, kosher salt contains very low sodium levels. The addition of herbs and spices changes the colour and flavour of kosher salt. This is why the most kosher sea salts is used as an inexpensive seasoning blend for meat, fish, poultry and even vegetables.
Sea salt has a natural sweet or salty taste, whereas kosher salt does not. However, sea salt is often mixed with meat, fish, poultry and/or vegetable to add flavour and moisture to the food. Because kosher salt is salty by nature, it has no flavour of its own and should never be added to any food without the added flavouring of herbs or seasoning. Most kosher salt can be purchased for just pennies per pound.
If you prefer to use kosher salt as a table salt alternative, there are two ways to go about doing so. The first way is to buy and then load up on bulk kosher salt while you have the opportunity. If you purchase enough to last for a long time but plan on only using it a few times throughout the year, you may want to consider using table salt instead of the bulk. Using regular salt on a regular basis will dull the taste of your foods and may end up removing important minerals from your diet. Table salt does not have as much flavour of its own and therefore will not overpower the foods that you are trying to create.
In order to preserve the flavour and freshness of kosher salt, you may elect to cleanse your own kosher salt. There are several products on the market today that make the process very easy. You can buy commercially produced kosher salt that makes the cleansing process fast and easy. There are also products such as kosher salt brines and kits available for those who would rather not use commercially prepared kosher salt.
One of the main differences between kosher salt and regular salt is the way in which they are packaged. Regular salt tends to be packaged in wooden crates or bags, whereas kosher salt is packaged differently. Kosher salt is sealed in its own little metal flakes, which prevents it from breaking down and adds an extra layer of protection for the flavour. The flat flakes also allow you to eat with confidence knowing that the product is not going to change the texture or flavour of your food.
Another way to enjoy the flavour and benefits of kosher salt is to buy kosher salt that is less likely to attract a lot of stains. Since kosher salt is sealed at the mill, the moisture is unable to escape the salt until after it has been shipped to your home. This means that when you open the package, the salt is immediately moist and any spills on the surface are more easily washed away. With table salt, this is less likely to happen, which means that you are less likely to have food stuck in your pores, which could cause food poisoning.