From what I've read, I think it's good Chris.chris said:Anything wrong with kosher salt? I was planning on buying the Diamond Crystal one from Amazon, no additives.
You are correct jyb, RP doesn't recommend rock or sea salt due to impurities.jyb said:That's not sure NaCl like Morton? I thought that if its rock or sea salt then it can contain iron or other things. I'm not sure then if its better or worse than NaCl with anti caking agent.
Chris mentioned buying it on Amazon and then Beebop posted these links. It's called Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt.jyb said:Do you still have the link?
Beebop said:Thanks Chris for that product tip. You can also buy Diamond Crystal salt here (2.99 shipping):
http://www.souschef.co.uk/catalogsearch ... osher+salt
or here (with more expensive shipping):
http://www.melburyandappleton.co.uk/kos ... D6D82A6569
Oh, sorry. I was wondering why you asked for the link.jyb said:Thanks, but I mean information on its purity? So far it seems like standard rock salt, as one could get from the store.
Kosher salt is a coarse, flaky salt. It is not iodized, and depending on the brand it may or may not contain an anti-caking agent like Yellow Prussiate of Soda (sodium ferrocyanide).
Kosher salt is produced using two methods. The industry standard method used by Morton Salt is to flatten salt crystals into flakes using rollers. Cargill, maker of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, uses a method called the Alberger process. A brine solution is heated in a 80' x 40' open vat. Large rakes agitate the steaming brine, and as it evaporates, crystals form into tiny pyramids with jagged edges. Cargill claims their kosher salt dissolves faster and clings to food better than rolled kosher salt.
Kosher salt typically contains no additives, just NaCl. The grain size is usually
coarser than table salt and differs among kosher brands (Diamond Crystal is a coarser grain than Morton's.)