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What is salt? About the cooking ingredient salt. Including 25989 recipes, nutrition data, and where to find it.
In Western cuisines, salt is used in cooking, and also made available to diners in salt shakers on the table.
Table salt is refined salt, which contains about 97% to 99% sodium chloride. It usually contains substances that make it free-flowing (anti-caking agents) such as sodium silicoaluminate or magnesium carbonate.
Sometimes people also add a few grains such as uncooked rice in salt shakers to absorb extra moisture and help break up clumps when anti-caking agents are not enough to keep the salt free flowing.
There are a wide variety of sea salts and finishing salts available.
Salt is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Salt is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.
|British (UK) term:||Salt|
|en français:||le sel|
|en español:||el sal|
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