Kosher Salt

Kosher salt is a type of salt that is commonly used in cooking and baking. It is called “kosher” not because it complies with Jewish dietary laws (although it does), but because of its traditional use in the koshering process of meat, where it is used to draw out blood. Kosher salt has larger, coarser grains compared to table salt, making it a popular choice among chefs for its versatility and texture. It doesn’t contain additives like iodine, which can affect the taste of some dishes, and its larger crystals make it easier to control and sprinkle, especially when seasoning by hand. Kosher salt is often preferred in many culinary applications, including brining, seasoning meats, and as a finishing touch on certain dishes. Its clean taste and ease of use have made it a staple in kitchens worldwide.