Salt Is Good For You
A very important factor in deciding on kosher salt (or table salt) is the salt’s electrolyte content. Most kosher salt contains a specific amount of salt known as its ionic index. The higher the index, the salt’s electrolyte content is higher. Below is an explanation of what that means.
Because chemically, there’s no significant difference between organic salts that areassium chloride or salt mined from sea salts. It just looks like salt crystal grains, which really are fine crystals of fine shape. You’ll also notice that kosher salt and sea salt have different mineral and salt compositions. Sea salt contains a lot more potassium chloride and organic substances in general, while kosher salt tends to have a higher concentration of sodium chloride and less of the other salts.
So, what makes fine sea salt different from pickling salt? Well, one of the biggest differences is mineral content. Both are made of dead seawater. But the thing is that sea salt will contain a much higher concentration of potassium chloride in it than pickling salt. It’s basically the same thing, just reversed.
There are a few other differences that you might also be interested in. Sea salt tends to be more salty and also more colourful. kosher salt tends not to be as colourful and kosher salt doesn’t usually have a very high salt content. Most kosher salt tends to be a little softer than sea salt, so it doesn’t dissolve too easily in the food.
Salt and seasoning go hand-in-hand for many people. If you want to make something really flavorful and add a certain texture to your food, then sea salt or kosher salt will work wonderfully. However, sometimes adding a seasoning to food can make a dish taste bland and flat. You don’t always want to overpower the taste of your food. By using a salt and seasoning blend, you can add just the right amount of salty goodness without overwhelming your taste buds.
As far as the salt and seasoning goes, the most important thing to remember is that salt has no flavour of its own. So when you salt your foods, you’re also introducing flavour into the food. In this case, there is not only salt, but also minerals like sodium and chloride that give food that particular flavour. So by including sea salt in your salt intake, you’re also including trace minerals like calcium and magnesium which improve blood pressure and improve overall health.
To use sea salts or sea salt, all you need to do is to take about two tablespoons of the mix and add it to whatever you are already cooking. Some of the flavours that sea salts add to food are: eucalyptus, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, and even thyme! Try incorporating a small amount at a time into your meal. If it’s too much, don’t worry too much about it since there are still other trace minerals in salt that you can include.
My mother used sea salt for everything from her seafood and vegetarian meals to her desserts. She made the classic sea salt mixture with rock salt and squeezed out a bit of lemon juice for colour. She loved it! I used kosher salt as well and my mother told me that table salt shouldn’t be used on fish unless it was kosher salt. Table salt has virtually no flavour of its own and is primarily a cheap, artificial ingredient used to add that certain texture and seasoning to food that you are cooking. Sea salt and kosher salt are two very different yet useful salt forms that you should experiment with.