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Salt

What is salt? About the cooking ingredient salt. Including 26008 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 to keep the salt free flowing.

Free flowing iodized table salt

There are a wide variety of sea salts and finishing salts available.

Click here to view more varieties of sea salts such as flaky sea salt, smoke sea salt and more.

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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

In Chinese:
British (UK) term: Salt
en français:le sel
en español:el sal

Recipes using salt

There are 26008 recipes that contain this ingredient.

 Buttermilk Corn Oil Biscuits
 Cherry Pudding
 Homemade Pinwheel  Cookies
 Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread
 Warm Red Cabbage and Apple Salad
'Cracker Barrel' Hashbrown Casserole
1 Pan Smoked Paprika Sautéed Green Beans
10 Minute Enchilada Sauce
100 Percent Whole-Wheat Bread
100% Parmesan Chicken

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References

See more about salt almost 6 years ago
Usda nutrition data over 1 year ago

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