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Kosher Salt?

Posted by Tina (Dumont, NJ) on 06/18/2007

What about Kosher Salt? I've recently replaced all table salt with Kosher because I read it's the least processed? Is kosher salt better/worse/the same?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

There is no kosher salt where i live. However, the best way to tell is from the color. Usually not bleached white and is light gray, and moist. The pH for a good quality sea salt stays in the alkaline region between pH 7.5 to 8.5. If the manufacturer bothers to breakdown the sea salt minerals, that would be most helpful. In general kosher salt is NOT sea salt and the companies still do the processing. The key is does Kosher salt come directly from the sea, which usually is not the case. The answer therefore is to get sea salt. It is the minerals found in the sea that is so valuable in a sea salt. Because of this, it is unlikely that Kosher salts come from sea, since it components is mostly sodium chloride and no magnesium, potassium, bicarbonates in many trace minerals.