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Kosher salt

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5foot5 Thu 17-May-18 13:14:26

I have seen quite a few American recipes online which require kosher salt.

What is this and why is it kosher?

I did google kosher salt but just found a description of its characteristics and no explanation of why it is kosher. I even looked up kosher food rules (I am not Jewish) but couldn't see any reason why any other salt would not be kosher.

Really curious. Does anybody know?

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TickledOnion Thu 17-May-18 13:28:18

It’s not salt that is kosher as all salt is kosher. It’s salt that is used for koshering meat. I think it is flakes rather than grains.
You can use any salt in your recipes.

5foot5 Thu 17-May-18 13:43:03

Thanks TickledOnion I guess the coarser texture makes it more suitable for that purpose does it?

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Weedsnseeds1 Sat 19-May-18 16:20:00

It's not iodised. Most salt in the USA had iodine added. Salt in the UK doesn't, so any salt is suitable.

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