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Niki Aug 15, 2005 12:48 AM

Anyone know of a brand of sea salt, and where I could purchase it, that is very finely ground so as to flow easily from a standard salt shaker?

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    JMF Research Aug 15, 2005 11:31 PM

    It is the size and shape of the crystals that make sea salt so special "tasting." Research has shown that if you grind it into a smaller size you lose the "taste" / mouthfeel and it is almost indiscernable from regular table salt.

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    1. re: JMF Research
      kc girl Aug 19, 2005 06:44 PM

      That certainly is not true of the Celtic sea salt we got a few days ago. Made fine in the grinder, no diff. But, it still wouldn't pour from a regular salt shaker. Use it by fingerfuls like Michael Chiarelli does with his grey salt.

    2. The Chowhound Team Aug 15, 2005 01:27 AM

      Hi Niki, please repost your question on our General Topics board, where non-region specific queries about food are discussed.

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        Joel Teller Aug 15, 2005 01:24 AM

        Redmond Real Salt (link below).

        It comes in a handy plastic bag with a screw-cap closure.

        It's a fine grind, and it cakes a little bit. It seems to have a better taste than plain salt, but maybe that's my imagination.

        Kosher salt, from Utah! I think I got it at the Berkeley Bowl.

        I guess in this case the "sea" is a dried up undergound sea.

        Link: http://www.realsalt.com

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