How is Kosher salt different from table salt? What makes sea salt different?
What is Kosher Salt?
FAQ: The recipe calls for Kosher salt. Can’t I just use table salt?
Answer: Short answer? I wouldn’t us table salt in place of Kosher salt. Not all salts are the same because of how they’re mined, what’s been added to them, and the size of their grain.
- Table salt, for instance, is iodized. The added iodine provides an important dietary nutrient, but it actually gives it a bitter flavor that can alter the taste of the food you’re making.
- Kosher salt is pure salt. It’s also made up of larger grains, so a teaspoon of table salt will actually pack a saltier punch than a teaspoon of Kosher salt.
- Sea salt is even more coarse in texture, but it’s also more expensive than Kosher salt. For this reason, I prefer to use it as a finish (like, say, on top of a yummy Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookie) rather than in baking or cooking.
Hope this helps! Enjoy! ❤️