There’s black, gray, pink and hawaiian. Salt, when used in moderation is needed for optimal health. Instead of using regular table salt, here are other salts for you to try.
Kosher Salt is a larger sized salt that is quite edible. Like table salt, Kosher salt contains sodium chloride. Traditionally, it’s used for removing surface blood from meat which is part of the koshering process for meat.
Table salt is the most of the popular of the salt family. It contains sodium chloride and iodine. It’s a necessary nutrient for overall health. However, too much it can cause blood pressure and increases risks of heart attacks and strokes.
Sel Gris aka Gray Salt is a coarse and grandular sea salt. It’s a moist salt and is used as a cooking salt and as a finishing salt. Use it on steak and root vegetables.
Gros Sel Gris de Guerands
This salt is a hand-harvested sea salt. Very similar to Sel Gris, its mosist. Use it to encrust Sea Bass or for other meats to preserve moisture.
Flake Salts are characterized by their flat crystals. This salt has lower mineral content which makes for a saltier taste. When eating, they have a crunchy taste.
Fleur de Sel
Fleur de Sel is a hand harvested sea salt. It’s harvested primarily in Spain, Portugal and more recently in Mexico. It can be used in cooking.
Hawaiian Sea Salt
Also known as Alaea Salt,this is a salt mixed with a red alae volcanic red clay. Fyi, it’s pretty expensive and can be difficult to find. But the results are great.
Smoked Salt is an aromatic salt smoked with bark free woods for up to 14 days. Whatever wood that is used for the smoking process can impact the flavor. Vegans also use it as a replacement due for bacon crumbles due to its smoky taste.
Seasoned salt is a mix of table salt, herbs, spices and other things. One of the most popular of the salts, use it in salads, soups, chicken, chips and more!
Himaylan Salt is rock salt from a mine in Pakistan. It can be either pink or off white. Commonly used in cooking, use it in brine or when preserving meat.
Black salt has a very pungent smell. Also known as Kala Namak. It’s primarly used as a laxative and also believed to relieved heartburn and flatulence.
Pickling salt is used for canning and preserving. You can use it also in place of table salt.