How To Store Salt

Salt is nonperishable but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat it with respect. It will taste and serve better if you follow a few of these simple tips and tricks.

  • Serve your salt fresh. The best sea salts are moist, 9-14% moisture. When they dry up, they become rock like and brittle and will absorb moisture from your food.
  • Moist salt is good salt. Moist salts will not dehydrate your food because they are already moist and can’t absorb much more liquid. Also, moist salts, when used as a finishing salt, will retain their crunch. The won’t dissolve like a finely ground dry salt.
  • Although salt is not perishable, you should store it like it is. An airtight container, preferably glass for storage. You may fill a ramekin or salt pig for use in the kitchen or on the table but keep your stash sealed up.
  • You can pinch it. Moist salt is easy to pinch between your fingers and thumb to get the size you prefer.
  • Ground salt is perfect for dishes where you don’t want the crunch of salt with each bite, you want moisture drawn out of your food, or you want the salt to dissolve quickly in the dish.
  • You can grind our salt. You just need to dry it first. Please keep in mind, our sea salt is not moist because we did not dry it. Our sea salt is moist because we chose not to dry it.

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