Table salt. Kosher salt. Sea salt. What’s the difference and why should you care? I recently came across this post from one of my favorite food blogs, Tasting Table. I couldn’t explain it better. Check it out!
BUT, there is one thing missing…nutrition facts. That’s where I come in :). I think it’s really important information because each type of salt comes with different amounts of sodium. For example, a 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt has 280 mg. The same amount of table salt or sea salt have around 570 mg. So, if your recipe calls for Kosher salt but you use table salt or sea salt instead, your food will be extra salty. That being said, I ALWAYS use Kosher salt (as do most chefs) because I like that I can see and feel the amount of salt I’m adding to foods.
Nutrition Note: Many health experts recommend keeping your sodium intake to 1,500 mg or less per day. The American Heart Association recommends keeping your sodium intake to 2,300 mg or less per day. Click here if you’d like to read more about sodium and it’s affect on your health.