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What is kosher salt?

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Kosher salt is often called for in pickling since it does not contain an anti-caking agent like table salt does. The anti-caking agent would give the pickling liquid a slight cloudiness. Kosher salt conforms to the Jewish dietary laws.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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