Salt

What is salt? About the cooking ingredient salt. Including 25997 recipes, nutrition data, and where to find it.

About

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. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (292g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 0Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 113173mg 4716%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Salt is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Salt is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does salt weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 292
1 tbsp 18
1 tsp 6
1 dash 0

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British (UK) term: Salt
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en español:unknown

Recipes using salt

There are 25997 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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100% Whole Wheat Bread
100% Whole Wheat Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls
100% Whole Wheat Pita Bread
100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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References

See more about salt over 4 years ago
Usda nutrition data about 1 month ago

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