You all know I love to cook and here is a special post about the different types of salt you can cook with! I am embarrassed to say I had no idea there was so many types of salt to cook with! So now I am on a mission to try some out! And now if any recipes call for any of these salts, this is a quick reference on the kind of salt it is!
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A rarity, this is salt that has been smoked, seasoned with liquid smoke, or mixed with smoke-flavored maltodextrin. This version of salt works best as a seasoning where you also want to add a bit of smoked seasoning to, such as avocados, salmon, or even roasted veggies.
A larger grain without iodine added, and is not actually “kosher”, but is used in the process of koshering meats, by being able to draw blood out of meat. It’s suggested not to use this type of salt when it comes to baking with small liquids, as the salt will likely remain after baking.
A very small grain salt, this can clump from moisture. Used largely in the titular pickling action, it’s actually a pretty good salt for sticking to items, due to its small size.
A dark, rotten-smelling, large grain salt, this type of salt is used in many Indian dishes, but can also supply an egg flavor for vegans. It can be used as such in tofu to mimic egg salad. It can also be used as a laxative and digestive aide.
Black Lava Salt
For decorative purposes, this is sea salt that’s been blended with activated charcoal.
Salt that comes from the evaporation of seawater, it can be different colors due to the minerals from the area. A larger grain, some find this variation to have a better taste.
Himalayan Sea Salt
This is just a marketing term for “halite”, better known as “rock salt”.
Large chunks of salt traditionally used to reduce the melting point of ice for the purposes of clearing roads, rock salt can also be ground or powdered into table salt, or used as a curing salt.
Salt with iodine added to fight iodine deficiency, this is traditional table salt that you’ll find with just a slight nutritious element.
Table salt is the ever-present salt you’ll find in every restaurant and kitchen, although might be mixed up with iodized salt.
Not meant for eating, Glauber’s Salt, is used in cooling and heating elements.
Epsom Salt is a dessicant and a drying agent, used to soothe sore muscles and improve crops. For foodies, it can be used in making tofu.
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