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Studying different culinary terms, learning and practicing recipes all the time. I am very passionate about food and family. I cook at work and at home.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Salt

Salt is very simple ingredient that is widely used throughout the world as both a cooking ingredient and as a condiment. It is used as a flavoring, seasoning and a preservative for cooking. Odorless but is very strong flavored salt is used in both sweet and savory dishes. It is an ingredient that is used in every cuisine and is a high commodity in today's  food industry.
There are many different varieties of salt:
Iodized Salt
Standard table salt with iodine or starch added to prevent clumping.
Kosher Salt
An additive - free salt with a wonderful flavor and texture. Kosher salt has larger crystals with a jagged shape.
Pickling Salt
A fine-grained, additive - free used to prepare pickles and sauerkraut.
Rock Salt
A grey is colored salt with very large crystals that is very rarely used in cooking. Mainly used to make ice melt faster in older model ice cream makers.
Sea Salt
A fresh flavored salt available fine- or course - grained that is mainly used by chefs for its pure flavor.
Table Salt
A highly refined, fine-grained salt that contains additives to make it flow freely when poured.