Kosher salt is a special type of salt with a special purpose. Unlike table salt, sea salt has no additives added to it, which makes kosher salt kosher for Passover preparation. Used primarily in Jewish cooking and not on the table, kosher salt generally consists of sodium chloride and can contain additional anti-caking ingredients. Table salt on the other hand is a manufactured salt that has been altered by adding additives like preservatives and coloring, making kosher salt kosher and even Passover preparation easier and less time consuming. In addition, kosher salt has no blood pressure regulating effects, as does table salt.
The process of kosher salt creation is not unlike that of table salt. Salt is created by boiling dry pieces of salt in an acid solution. The resulting salty solution is then further treated with electricity or acids to convert it back into a salty liquid state. This process is repeated over again to create salt, hence kosher salt.
Blood pressure regulation is one of the main reasons why kosher salt is used. Since kosher salt is salty, it helps regulate blood pressure. The blood pressure is reduced because the amount of sodium chloride in kosher salt is significantly lower than that in table salt. It is also rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium. Blood pressure will remain normal and even decrease slightly, while on this low salt diet.
There are two types of kosher salt shakers: kosher salt dispensers and kosher salt shakers. The kosher salt shaker is divided into two parts. First is the tray that collects the kosher salt and second is the collection reservoir that contains the salt. The tray is often made of stainless steel that makes it easy to clean, but the reservoir can be made of plastic, glass, metal, or even ceramic.
As you purchase your kosher salt shaker, see to it that the tray is dishwasher safe. See to it that the inside and the outside of the kosher salt shaker are very smooth. The inner part of the kosher salt shaker has a removable plate, which you can use for food storage. It has an opening in the bottom part for pouring salt and an opening on top for rinsing. The tray is usually covered with a cover to make it spill-proof.
It is important that you have a salt shaker which is both practical and attractive. The shaker should be able to fit well into any kitchen and should be pleasing to the eyes. Kosher salt comes in different colors such as white, black, red, green, yellow, and brown. The most popular salt color is the yellow or dark green.
If you buy an antique kosher salt shaker then you may want to keep it. However, there is no assurance that the salt will retain its kosher status since these have no guarantees. In case you are not satisfied with any kosher salt shaker, then you can create your own shakers at home. All you need is a kosher salt grinder and kosher salt, ceramic or porcelain bowl and some rinsing soap.
There are many types of kosher salt shakers in the market today. You can get them in any local store or if you do not have one nearby, you can order them through the internet. Most kosher salt shakers have their own websites where they give you all the information you need to know about their products including where and how to buy them. You can also read more about the different kosher salt and their benefits. You can also find kosher salt online by simply searching for the different varieties and their prices. So what are you waiting for, go get your own sea salt.