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 Posted By: sweetnsour 
Mar 5  # 1 of 5
The most essential and also the most fascinating ingredient for cooking. No matter what cuisine you just canít do without this. People use quite a few varieties of salts for cooking. Share your ideas about salt here. I mostly used the normal iodized salt for cooking. I also use a bit of black salt for most salads. Once in a while, I use pickling salts as well since pickles tend to turn black or the pickling liquid turns cloudy when other salts are used.
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 Posted By: honeylemon 
Mar 5  # 2 of 5
Yes, it's actually funny that we hardly ever talk or disvuss much about salt.
However, do you know taking salt separately with food is highly discouraged.
That's why I never have salt on my table.
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 Posted By: zella 
Mar 5  # 3 of 5
Ok most shows I watch they keep talking about sea salt and then Here you have talk about the different salts: black salts, pickling salts, so what is the differance in taste for these salts? What are the best use for each of the salts?
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 Posted By: foodlover 
Mar 5  # 4 of 5
Quote zella wrote:
Ok most shows I watch they keep talking about sea salt and then Here you have talk about the different salts: black salts, pickling salts, so what is the differance in taste for these salts? What are the best use for each of the salts?

I am not sure about pickling salts but Black salt (kala namak or sanchal) is more than than black, and has a very strong, sulfuric flavor. Black salt is available in Indian markets, either ground or in lumps.
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 Posted By: Semigourmet 
Jun 29  # 5 of 5
I use kosher salt and sea salt. as sea salt has less sodium than the table salt and kosher salt. It also seems to have a stronger salt taste. And I don't put salt on the table either. I figure if people have to get up to get the salt they might think twice about using more of it. LOL just my idea. I think it works a little.