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July 21, 2014

Is sea salt or kosher salt better than table salt?

3 Comments to “Is sea salt or kosher salt better than table salt?”

  1. Mina Feagen said,

    February 25, 2015 @ 8:37 pm

    Clear, concise, to the point

  2. Shelia said,

    May 14, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

    Hi, my husband kidneys have not failed him completely yet, but I have been trying to keep him off of all the salt and the foods that are loaded down with sodium, and it is really hard, especially, when I can’t get any help. I went to talk to a dietitian, but she was no help, she only talked about people that was diabetic, which he is but that was not what we went to see her for, and I told her that. But this is what I want to know, can he have kosher salt in place of table salt or is it all the same, I am so confused.

  3. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    July 30, 2015 @ 4:50 pm

    Both kosher salt and table salt are high in sodium. If you are adding salt while cooking or at the table (very small amounts), and you are measuring the amount you will reduce sodium slightly with the kosher salt. But at the end of the day, all salt is high in sodium and can contribute to problems with high blood pressure, fluid retention and thirst.

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