There are many reasons to use kosher sea salt instead of table salt. First, it is healthier. Salt is the most common source of ionic exposure in a person’s body because it combines with the sweat and the dead cells to create a sodium-potassium exchange. The larger granules do not lend themselves well to typical salt shakers, and that is why it is often served at a lower grade on the table than in a soup or other dish where it is not necessary. In moist environments, open cabinet like this may eventually cause clumping (especially with natural sea salts that do not contain such anti-caking agents), so this is not always first choice.
Sea salt is also less expensive than table salt. One third of kosher salt is organic and contains no chemicals or additives, and the other one third is the regular table salt, which contains tons of chemicals and salts. When you buy kosher salt, you are buying what the Israel Ministry of Natural Hygiene calls “kelp”, which means salt corrected for salinity. This is the highest grade of salt available anywhere in the world.
kosher sea salt has been studied for its healing properties, especially for ailments of the urinary tract and kidney. Sea salt is said to be able to strengthen the walls of the bladder and increase urine production. It is also thought to reduce pain in the abdomen, lessen inflammation of the prostate and decrease the likelihood of prostate cancer. In some studies, the mineral magnesium was found to be present in trace amounts in sea salt, although not enough to be considered a nutrient. Other studies have shown that sea salt has properties that may help prevent heart disease.
Some kosher sea salt is harvested from the sea floor, while others come from further inland, in rivers and streams. The harvesting of kosher sea salt makes sure that it is 100% kosher and meets the standards of the Orthodox Jewish religion. The process of harvesting is controlled to limit how much of the minerals can be removed. For example, during the harvesting process, too much magnesium and iron can be removed, which would result in a deformed product. Other chemicals used to preserve the product are usually not allowed because they can cause harm to people who are allergic to them.
Salt has always been a controversial topic when it comes to kosher cooking. The term kosher is sometimes used interchangeably with the word Jewish, which some people believe may have negative connotations. When kosher salt is used for kosher cooking, it is usually kosher sea salt, unless specified otherwise on the packaging. It is the salt itself that is classified as kosher, not the additives that are used in the production. Some kosher sea salt is made with unrefined kosher salt, and this salt is allowed to be used for kosher cooking, but unrefined kosher salt is not generally used for regular table salt.
Kosher sea salts are often confused with unrefined sea salt, since kosher salt is not kosher and does not have the same restrictions as regular kosher salt. However, since kosher salt is also not produced with the aid of chemicals, it is actually healthier for you to eat regular kosher salt instead of sea salt. Regular kosher salt is lower in sodium than sea salt, so eating regular kosher salt is beneficial for your health. Sea salt is also important for the body for its ability to absorb and retain minerals. It also contains trace minerals like calcium and potassium that help with digestion and strengthen your body’s muscles.