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Jun 15, 2010 01:34 PM

Is Morton Kosher salt iodized?

I'm going to make some cheese and can't use iodized salt. Is Morton Kosher salt iodized? (I have sent an e-mail to the company but haven't heard back yet)

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  1. I don't know about Morton's. I have Diamond Crystal and it states that it does not. Did you already purchase Morton's? I've never made cheese. Why is iodide bad for that process?

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    1. re: JerryMe

      Iodine will kill the lactic bacteria in the aging process and it is the lactic bacteria that is important to the proper aging of cheese.

    2. Kosher salt is not iodized. Part of it being kosher is the no additives to the salt.

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      1. re: Indirect Heat

        the lack of iodine has nothing to do with it being kosher because iodized salt is kosher as well - it has to do with the size of the granulation of the salt crystal -

      2. No, it's not iodized. If it were it would say so on the package.

        1. only iodized salt has Iodine in it.

            1. re: ftworthchow66

              Nearly all salt is technically "kosher". The difference is that "kosher salt" should technically be "koshering salt" because it's large crystals allow for better leeching of blood from meat to make meat products kosher.