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Old 04-11-2019, 03:18 AM   #16
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As long as your salt doesn't get contaminated (including wet depending on your water quality heh) and is stored in an air tight container (to keep contaminates and bugs out) it will indeed last forever.

That said, as a salt connoisseur I can assure you that "sea salt" vs "pink" vs "lava/black" from different areas in the world all have distinct profiles. My favorite, and daily blend, is Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Pink, and Hawaiian Lava. I use rosemary salt on/in potatoes, "standard" sea salt is for cooking and baking, table salt for boiling, and fire salt (which has peppers in it) on home made chips, popcorn, and in ranch dressing dips. Occasionally I'll throw some fire salt into my deviled eggs just to keep my husbands co-workers on their toes :P
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Jimfarwell.....you actually -- poured--beer--down--a -- drain ?? Oh the inhumanity of it all.
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Chandler: he actually said " poured it down a hole".

I'm thinking a "PIE HOLE" here.

But as I said , do not drink any that has frozen, then thawed, it does go bad.


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I have containers I received as a gift of finish salt that I treat with such reverence I may never finish it before I meet my demise. White Flake Sea Salt, Pink Salt, Red Sea Salt, and Black Sea Salt. I'm a little suspicious of the black one. No "made in" place of origin listed. Black Sea, that's not somewhere down south near New Orleans, is it?

Gotta admit. Lamb chops rubbed with rosemary and chopped garlic, light black pepper and kosher salt, left to sit while reaching room temp, grilled to medium rare with a side of roasted asparagooos, potatoe latkes w/homemade jalapeno catsup, hit all of the above lightly with some of the finish salt at service, hard to beat. But not the black salt. Black salt? What's up with black salt?
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... I'm thinking a "PIE HOLE" here.
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There's three "kinds" of black salt, one is called "ritual salt" or "witch's salt," it's mixed with ash and iron. It's kind of a brownish color rather than black.

The kind I like, is Lava salt (often called Hawaiian Lava/Black or Cyprus Black/Lava) which is mixed with activated charcoal. This one actually looks black.

The third is Indian Black Salt (or kala nam-something, Himalayan black, and kala loon -I've seen it called Asian black/lava salt as well) It is probably the oldest "blend" and became trendy for vegans at some point. It's volcanic rock salt with Indian vein spices and herbs. I stay away from it because it's known for impurities ranging from sulfates, sulfides, iron, magnesium, to who knows what else and I don't trust the source countries to make sure those impurities are safe for consumption heh The "kala" salts aren't actually black either, they range from a pinky brown to a dark purple color depending on what impurities are in it. The taste of it varies almost as much as the "impurities" do so I suppose there's some fun in the surprise of what it'll taste like...
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I was kind of kidding when I said I was suspicious of the black salt. But maybe I wasn't. Looking at the jars last evening, of the 4 jars of finishing salt, I have used little if any of the black salt. "Black Sea Salt" is not a where, but a what, apparently. The where, Kilauea(sp?), or so says the jar.
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I was kind of kidding when I said I was suspicious of the black salt. But maybe I wasn't. Looking at the jars last evening, of the 4 jars of finishing salt, I have used little if any of the black salt. "Black Sea Salt" is not a where, but a what, apparently. The where, Kilauea(sp?), or so says the jar.
Sounds like it's from Kilauea Volcano on the big island of Hawaii. That's the kind I have

Here's one version of it - https://themeadow.com/products/kilau...wiian-sea-salt (Just read through and this particular brand is not from the big island - "Kilauea Onyx Hawaiian sea salt farms are located in Kaunakakai, on the tiny island of Molokai")
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I got to quit reading these salt threads. Got involved in one on another forum and almost bought 10 lbs of Himalayan Pink salt before I came to my senses.

Yeah I'm aware of the other salts also just never used them.
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@wooleybooger If you're only going to have one "gourmet" salt, you picked a winner!

Himalayan pink has 84 minerals and trace elements and is widely considered to be the most beneficial Table salt is just sodium, if you're going to have salt, why not get some other needed bits while you're at it! Has important stuff like calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, iron, and more.
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Therein is the reason that I have a Centrum (old goat) Silver for men daily.

Get all those trace minerals needed for a kick into the next great adventure.


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I"ve read this thread with almost humor. Not dissing any of the content nor the participants, please.

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Has important stuff like calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, iron, and more.
With the minute amounts of salt we should ingest daily, just how much of these additional nutrients are we taking in? In what daily required dosage? Could we not get them via other sources, and use regular salt for taste? Just another angle.
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I suspect it's not the "recommended daily amount" or anything but even IF you just want to argue taste alone, gourmet salts are very tasty

I've never really looked into the mineral benefits before and I was curious so I did a bit of research:

RDA's are
Sodium in general 1,500 mg/day
Potassium 4,700mg/day
Calcium in general 1,000 mg/day
Magnesium in general 310-400 mg/day
Copper in general 900 mg/day
Iron in general 8-18mg/day

Way more math that /I/ feel like doing this morning, but I found this on Himalayan Pink - https://themeadow.com/pages/minerals...ctral-analysis

Sodium 382.61g/kg
Potassium 3.5g/kg
Calcium 4.05 g/kg
Magnesium 0.61 g/kg
Copper 0.56 ppm
Iron 38.9 ppm
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About 20 years ago during a move, in the back of a kitchen cabinet I found a unopened can of Clabber Girl baking powder. It has no 'Best By' date, no website nor a UPC code.
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Sounds like it's from Kilauea Volcano on the big island of Hawaii. That's the kind I have

Here's one version of it - https://themeadow.com/products/kilau...wiian-sea-salt (Just read through and this particular brand is not from the big island - "Kilauea Onyx Hawaiian sea salt farms are located in Kaunakakai, on the tiny island of Molokai")
Beautiful island, known for the historic leper colony.
I wonder what they don't test for?

Not saying the salt contains a bacteria, just you never know what is in the salts.
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