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Jul 21, 2011 04:40 PM

Looking for fine kosher salt in Edmonton

Hey folks, like the subject says.. I'm after a box of fine kosher salt (coarse is easy as pie to find, but fine.. not so much!) Any info/pointers to places in Edmonton for this would be most appreciated.


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  1. Have you tried Andy's IGA or Sobey's on Lessard rd? They have fairly large selections of Kosher foods.

    Also you could give Barb at Bosch Kitchen centre a call to see if she carries it.

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    1. re: Bryn

      Thanks for the tips, Bryn! I will check it out and report my findings back here. :)

      1. re: milobloom_yxd


        I was in the southside location of the Italian Centre this morning and they stock "fine" Kosher salt.

        It may of French origin in a cardboard tube. I did not notice the weight nor the price.

        It was beside another from the same manufacturer with was labelled "coarse" so they certainly have apparently drawn the distinction.

        Same shelf as their fleur de sel, other sea salts, etc. but these ones had "kosher" printed at the bottom of the label.

    2. Kosher salt by definition is coarser than regular table salt since the "kosher" refers to the use of such salt in removing blood to render meat kosher, which requires a coarser grain. There are generally not a lot of brands available. The two that come to mind are Diamond Crystal (which I've seen at Italian Centre and Save-On-Foods) and Morton (haven't seen that brand in Edmonton, though I haven't looked). There is a bit of a difference in the size of the crystals between these two brands since I recall that Cook's Illustrated recipes calling for kosher salt in brining use Diamond Crystal as the standard and there is a small conversion (maybe 25%) in using Mortons instead, but there is not so much of a difference that one could be considered coarse and the other fine. Either one is rather coarser (and flatter crystals) than regular table salt, but much finer than a coarse sea salt.

      Other than the size and shape of the crystals and the lack of iodine added, there isn't any other difference between kosher salt and table salt.

      1. Thanks for all the info, folks. I checked Andy's IGA yesterday and they do have quite a selection of kosher foods, but no fine kosher salt. I will check out Save On, Italian Centre, etc..

        1. Italian Centre downtown was the winner.. thanks to all for the info. :)

          1. You could just put the coarse salt into a blender.