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Old 06-25-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Kosher or Table Salt

I have always wondered what the difference is between Kosher salt and table salt. Well I went out to the Morton Salt web site and this is what I found.


Plain table salt


Kosher

According to the Morton salt labels on the side, a 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt weighs 1.2 grams. This works out to .51 ounces per tablespoon.

A 1/4 teaspoon of plain salt weighs 1.5 grams. This works out to .63 ounces per table spoon.

There is 20% more salt per measure in table salt than there is in the same measure of Kosher salt.

So if I have to substitute table salt for Kosher salt in a recipe, I will use only 4/5 of the measure with plain salt.

Or according to the Morton salt web site, 1 teaspoon of table salt is equivalent to 1 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt.

(4/4 teaspoon of table salt = 5/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt)
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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Sounds good. Thanks. Knew the kosher salt was a bit larger granules. That is what makes it slightly less salty when measured by volume..supposedly. They dont let us use doper scales around here. Its considered paraphenalia and get a two hundred buck ticket..lol.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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I have also heard that Kosher salt has larger granules which chefs believe give them greater control when they sprinkle salt on a dish. That's the salt I use when seasoning, it's nice that you actually looked up the specific information from Morton's. Thank you!
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Do they still put iodine in table salt?
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:12 PM   #5
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You can buy it either way. We use mostly non iodized sea salt. For making pretty chow chow and such things. I like canning/pickling salt which is non-iodized. Iodine supposed to be able to make it cloudy.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:14 AM   #6
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I use Kosher, or Sea salt for cooking. If people need more seasoning they can add it.
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What's the special about sea salt that makes it worth more than 4 times the price of any other salt???
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Healthier. Bunch of trace minerals. More chloride and less sodium. It also harvested by cute nubile virgins. Pink sea salt is especially good. It has stuff in it to make a person's brain fuse who was not breast fed. Thats is why we have so many nutty kids running round. Pink sea salt can cure them.
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