The 5 most popular types of salt

There are different types of salt and each one of them is used for different purposes.

different types of salt


1. Rock salts

They are mined from existing salt rocks such as those mined in the Himalayan ranges which produce pink salt or produced from salty brine which covers seawater. Rock salts are hard and need to be ground in grinders or crushed with a mortar and pestle. Mineral-rich these salts have more mineral complexity than table salt and have many essential trace minerals that the human body needs. There are Australian rock salts that have trace mineral compositions different to other regions.

2. Kosher salt

It is a salt with a larger grain than table salt and smaller than rock salt. Kosher salt gets its name from its ability to remove blood from meats and its use as a curing salt. Take pork, for example, if you were to draw out the blood from pork then a table salt would be too small and simply create a slime on the surface, and rock salt would be too coarse and simply not coat the meat properly-becoming ineffective. In this instance, Kosher salt is the perfect grain size for curing as it covers the meat evenly without being too fine. It is also the perfect grain size for salt rubs.

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3. Table salt

is very fine rock salt. It is a commercially produced salt that is stripped of all its trace minerals. Whereas rock salts have up to 84 of these essential trace minerals (i.e. magnesium, iodine) that the body needs, table salt does not. In addition to this, table salt generally has anti-caking agents to make it flow. This is an additive to the salt.

4. Snowflakes salt

Snowflakes, otherwise known as salt flakes, are broad thin flakes of salt. Snowflakes are the most premium types of salt on the market. It is available at our store as Pure White Snowflakes and Murray Darling Snowflakes with lemon from the Murray-darling region of Australia.

5. Black Salt

Black salt is the most popular salt all over the world. It is known for its unique taste and flavour it gives when added to the food. It is also known as “Kala Namak”. In addition, It has different health benefits and contains fewer additives. Black salt has been used in Ayurvedic medicines and therapies for centuries.

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