Salt Vs Table Salt – What Are The Differences?
Most of us have experienced the unpleasant taste of salty food. It usually isn’t intentional, but we do it anyway. One of the main causes of this is that table salt has many impurities. This salt ends up in our food because of the many additives used to process it.
Kosher salt comes from salt mines all over the world, where different types of rock are formed. Because no chemical factors are different between salt varieties that are known as kosher salt or sea salt, there is no difference between coarse salt and kosher salt. kosher salt is also known as sea salt. Table salt can be purchased in most retail stores and is generally less expensive than sea salt. Sea salt on the other hand is not only cheaper but also more nutritious.
There is some controversy surrounding the addition of iodine and bacteria to kosher salt. Iodine was added to increase the salt content and many people believe it increased the amount of permissible food. Others say that pickling salt was the cause since the bacteria in pickling salt eat natural iodine, therefore raising the level of permissible foods. No matter what the controversy is, today kosher salt and sea salt are very popular as alternative salt sources. Some people use them on their regular tables while others add them to soups and casseroles for a healthier alternative to regular table salt.
Most kosher salt is produced by pressing natural sea salt. It is then processed by heating it to above 118 degrees Fahrenheit (warm salt is considered un-kosher) to evaporate the moisture and render it into rock salt. During this process fine sea salt is separated from the rock salt. Often this salt is then sold as an alternative to regular table salt and is often found at local markets, discount retailers and wholesale clubs.
Because kosher salt contains no additives, it has a higher concentration of minerals such as magnesium and potassium. This contributes to its naturally high concentration of sodium, which gives it the salty texture. It also contains trace amounts of manganese and copper, which contribute to its high density. Because of its unique and highly refined texture, kosher salt can be used as a sea salt, baking salt or table salt. Its uses also include:
High Intensity Seasoning: Certain recipes require a heavy seasoning coat that can be applied with a brush or on the surface of food. The traditional method for the coating is to rub it onto the meat and allow it to penetrate then leave it to dry. As a result, it develops a texture with lots of “carrying” flavors. Kosher salt has a unique texture because of its chemical structure and that is why it is able to form different textures. Some people prefer the classic “rock salt” texture, whereas others like the more coarsely textured kosher salt which provides a very good flavor with a low salt content. There are also a lot of people who like to use kosher salt with herbs or fresh herbs such as basil as a way to enhance the flavor and aroma of the food.
More Benefits: The main benefit of kosher salt mines is that they contain a high concentration of sodium. This means that kosher salt is usually healthier than sea salt, which contains a lower concentration of salt. This is because sea salt contains more unhealthy pollutants and heavy metals such as mercury which make it harmful to your health in large amounts. For this reason, more people are choosing to purchase kosher salt and be able to enjoy eating healthier. However, keep in mind that the benefits of kosher salt do not only apply during the preparation stage but also in the long term since sea salt tends to have a longer shelf life.
As you can see, the differences between kosher salt and table salt are minimal when it comes to their health benefits. The real determining factor is whether or not kosher salt is more environmentally friendly. Today, there are far fewer wastes produced by the industry as compared to salt used in the past. Also, due to the fact that there are a lot less salt mines, the amount of salt that is used on a daily basis is significantly smaller. In the end, these factors lead to kosher salt being better for your family.