3/4 cup + 3 tablespoons of coarse Kosher salt = 3/4 cup table salt

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  • Kosher salt has a coarse texture, which makes it easier to gauge and control how much you’re using. That makes it more popular with chefs than table salt. Some say it has a cleaner taste than table salt. And those large crystals sure do perch up well on a .

    Consider kosher salt: large, flaky, white grains that dissolve slowly in cooking. If you like to cook, you probably have a box of Morton or Diamond kosher salt in your cupboard, and if you are a chef, a small mountainous peak is likely sitting in a crock that you keep within arm’s reach in the kitchen at all times. It is one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in the cooking world — but it’s also one of the most misunderstood: All salt can be kosher (if it’s produced under kosher supervision) but not all kosher salt is kosher.

  • Kosher salt, like most mass-produced salts, does also happen to be kosher—that’s to say, it contains no additives and has been certified as kosher by a rabbi or an authorized organization. (To debunk one common myth, kosher foods do not receive a rabbi’s blessing.) Sometimes small producers don’t bother having their products certified. Salts that have been certified kosher are marked as such with a circled or on the label.

    Not completely accurate with the claim “kosher salt contains less sodium per ounce than table or sea salt”. With the exception of the slight (very slight) variations in the amount and type of impurity in a particular salt (anything other than Na or Cl), all should have the same amount of sodium per unit weight.
    If the kosher salt has a finer grind than the table salt, it will have actually more sodium per unit volume (because the finer grind allow more salt crystals to fit into a given volume). If the kosher salt has a coarser grind than the table salt, you won’t be able to put as much salt into a given volume, thus, less sodium.
    Practically speaking, if you use 1 tbsp of a coarse Kosher salt instead of 1 tbsp of a finer salt, your food will have less sodium, but only because you essentially used less salt.

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    Food Form: Salt
    Count: 1
    Size: 3 lb
    Form: Powders
    Manufacturer Part Number: 8150
    Container Type: Box
    Model: 8150
    Brand: Morton
    Features: Morton coarse kosher salt adds a quick & easy gourmet touch ,  Great for gourmet cooking
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 2.80 x 5.10 x 6.50 Inches

    But bakers beware: Kosher salt weighs at least 26 percent less by volume than table salt. That means if you use a 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt in a recipe calling for 1/4 teaspoon of table salt, you’re adding too little. And different brands of kosher salt have different-size flakes, says Susan Reid, editor of newsletter from King Arthur Flour. That makes it hard to come up with an absolute rule of thumb for substituting kosher salt for table salt in recipes. Reid recommends this method: When a recipe calls for a teaspoon of table salt (or 1/4 or 1/2, etc.), use a rounded teaspoon (or 1/4 or 1/2, etc.) of kosher salt. The CHOW test kitchen, which always uses brand kosher salt, follows a 1-to-2 ratio of table to kosher salt.

1/2 tsp. rock salt = 3/4 tsp. kosher salt = 1 tsp. table salt

But what exactly is kosher salt? Contrary to what you might think, its name doesn't mean that this salt adheres to Jewish dietary guidelines, but rather that it's used in koshering meat (the process of drawing blood from meat). Kosher salt is mass-produced specifically for this reason. The major brands include and .