4 Types Of Salt We Commonly Use While Cooking

Table salt to pink salt: This list will help you make a wise decision while buying a packet of salt for cooking.

Somdatta Saha  |  Updated: September 06, 2020 09:51 IST

4 Types Of Salt We Commonly Use While Cooking

Salt is probably one of the first condiments we think of while setting up the spice-rack in a kitchen. It is the basic ingredient in any recipe and helps manage the flavour factor of a dish. Right amount of salt brings the best out of the food; while one spoon extra might ruin it completely. Besides being a taste-enhancer, salt can be used for various other kitchen purposes including cleaning brushes and de-odorising dishwasher sponge. Salt can also help prevent apple from browning. All you need to do is soak the sliced apple in salt water for few minutes.

But did you know there are many more types of edible salts available in the market? All these salts have different usages in the culinary world. We bring you a list of 4 of the most popular salts that are used almost on a daily basis in every household.

Let's take a look!

1. Iodised Salt:

Tata Salt

Iodised salt is the dietary staple in every household. Also called common salt or table salt, it is multi-purpose and can be used for garnishing, cooking, marinating food and more. Here's a packet of Tata Salt that holds a firm place in every kitchen.

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2. Black Salt:

Catch Sprinkles Black Salt

The very thought of black salt reminds us of chaat and lassi. Mostly used for garnishing purposes, this salt helps enhance the flavour of any dish in a jiffy. Hence, we bring you this option by Catch that comes in a sprinkler bottle, making it easy to use for all.

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3. Pink Salt:


Pink salt is basically hand-cut slab of a unique variety of salt, which is derived from natural deposits found in the Himalayan foothills. It is dubbed to be enriched with natural iodine and various other minerals and makes for a healthier choice of edible salt. Here's a packet of pink salt by Organic India for you to stock in the pantry.

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4. Sea Salt:

Sangi's Kitchen Sea Salt

We also found an option for the ones looking for salt for garnishing purposes. This bottle of sea salt is ideal to sprinkle on dishes to add colour, flavour and crunch. If you are feeling extra creative you can use some to flavour your desserts too.

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