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What is salt? About the cooking ingredient salt. Including 25997 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.

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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Morton Iodized Table Salt - 4lb. box

Morton Iodized Table Salt - 4lb. box

by Morton

Granulated, iodized, Morton table salt 4 lb. carton with reclosable metal spout and tamper evident seal This salt supplies iodide, a necessary nutrient Free-flowing and anticaking


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Das Gourmet Salt Sampler

Das Gourmet Salt Sampler

by Das Foods

All Natural, no flavors, colors or preservatives All salts procured directly from framer co-ops Black Lava and Alaea from Hawaii Sel Gris and Fleur de Sel from France Pink Himalayan and Kala Namak from India


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Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler: 4 pack of Himalayan Sea Salt, French Grey Sea Salt, Red Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt, Black Lava Hawaiian Sea Salt

Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler: 4 pack of Himalayan Sea Salt, French Grey Sea Salt, Red Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt, Black Lava Hawaiian Sea Salt

by Strong Health Foundations

Four pack sampler bundle: 6 oz. each: Himalayan, French Grey, Hawaiian Red Alaea, Hawaiian Black Lava This sampler is exclusively manufactured by Strong Health Foundations for RESURRECTIONbeauty! All natural, no flavors, colors or preservatives Gourmet sea salts with an array of trace minerals Bulk packaging, Certified Kosher

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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 25997 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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 Homemade Pinwheel  Cookies
 Warm Red Cabbage and Apple Salad
1 Pan Smoked Paprika Sautéed Green Beans
10 Minute Enchilada Sauce
100% Parmesan Chicken
100% Whole Wheat Bread
100% Whole Wheat Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls
100% Whole Wheat Pita Bread
100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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