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The Salt Guide – Types, Uses, and Conversions


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Mar 19, 2024
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The Salt Guide – Types, Uses, and Conversions

Have you ever been confused about what kind of salt to use in a recipe? Sea salt, kosher salt, Himalayan salt, table salt… there are so many kinds! What is the difference between kosher salt and table salt, can I use equal amounts of them? Can I substitute table salt for sea salt? Does salt expire? How can I reduce the sodium in my recipes and still have them taste good? Let’s dive into these common questions about salt so you can feel confident when seasoning your recipes.

Table of contents

  • What are the most common types of salt?
  • What are the uses for different types/shapes of salt?
  • What brand and type of salt do you recommend?
  • Diamond Crystal vs. Morton Kosher Salt
  • Salt Conversion Chart
  • Does salt expire?
  • Tips for reducing salt/sodium when cooking recipes
  • TLDR: What is the best advice for using salt in recipes in a nutshell?

What are the most common types of salt?

Salts can vary greatly between types and shape. There is salt from the ocean, pink salt from caves in the Himalayas, and salt islands all around the world.

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