When most people think of kosher salt, they think of a salty solution that’s used to make cooking salty foods more flavorful and pleasant. But table salt is much more than just a salty alternative to your cooking needs.
In general, table salt is highly processed and almost all of its trace nutrients and minerals have already been removed. As you probably know, table salt only contains about one to three percent sodium, which is why some cookers claim that they don’t need salt at all in their cooking. In fact, table salt imparts flavor, but not enough of it to make your meal taste better. Also, the unevenly-shaped flakes actually impede the absorption of essential nutrients.
Another problem with table salt is that it’s not particularly healthy. It lacks the minerals that are necessary to prevent and fight off illness. Even salt shakers contain enough salt to satisfy your thirst for several days. This lack of essential nutrients means that table salt cannot possibly provide optimal health to the people who use it as cooking salt.
So, what can you do to get rid of table salt from your cooking? First, make sure that you choose your cooking utensils and cooking ingredients carefully. You don’t want to eat something that’s made with table salt in it. Make sure you only use your kitchen counter, microwave, or stovetop to prepare salt-free recipes.
Second, opt for sea salt instead. Sea salt has the same minerals as table salt, plus magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonate, and other trace minerals that are essential to good health. This kind of salt has a more neutral taste and helps the foods it’s in contact with stay tender and moist.
Third, when it comes to table salt, don’t put anything with added sugar or color into your dish. Salt does not go with sugar or bright colors. It will ruin everything. You don’t even need to add sea salt to your dishes if you’re serving meat or fish; it will give the dish a greasy taste that’s difficult to avoid. If you’re going to add a dash of salt to your dish, use plain sea salt or Himalayan salt, which is often called natural table salt, and available at your local health store.
Fourth, don’t use table salt as a substitute for sea salt when cooking. Salt contains an extremely high amount of sodium, so it’s best avoided when cooking seafood, especially salmon. Seafood cooked in table salt tends to be oily. Salt makes cooking seafood taste bitter.
Fifth, make sure that you only use a small amount of salt in every meal. Most people use too much salt for cooking purposes and eat too much table salt. That’s why most restaurants serve table salt free dishes, which you’ll find is made with sea salt.
Sixth, there are many salt-free cookbooks out there. Salt-free cookbooks usually have recipes and nutritional information, and also come in printable versions. These books will save you money because they’re made with all-natural ingredients and recipes, making them even more cost-effective.
Seventh, using table salt is not the only way to prepare seafood. Most people don’t know about fresh, wild-caught fish. Wild-caught fish has a lot more Omega 3 fatty acids than fish you buy in the store. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to a healthy heart. Wild-caught fish also tastes better, are tastier, and have healthier effects on the body.
Lastly, many cooking experts agree that you shouldn’t use kosher salt on salads, soups, stews, casseroles, and sauces. Instead, use a quality sea salt-free cooking spray or even homemade sea salt.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with your table salt or use any cooking salt at all. By using a salt-free cooking spray, you can enjoy delicious seafood and get rid of the bad salt taste forever.