Spice Hacks: Best Maldon Salt Substitute?


Maldon salt is a type of sea salt originating from Maldon. It’s a small town in Essex, in the east of England. Maldon salt is not known only for its historical value, but for its wonderful uses in cooking as well. Sometimes compared to Kosher salt, it has less iodine and fluoride than table salt. There are many uses for this salt, but it is often used as a finishing or garnishing salt since its saltiness doesn’t linger like regular salts.

Maldon Salt Substitutes

Kosher Salt

Kosher salt is a very popular salt, mostly seen and used by TV chef extraordinaires and restaurants alike. Its large and irregular crystalline shapes help it dissolve easily into foods. It is largely used to remove blood from meats or balance out flavors in pastries. Kosher salt does not have additives, hence its name, “Kosher” and is said to be lighter and milder.

Garlic Salt

Garlic salt is just garlic powder mixed with salt. Although the mixture is simple, it is sure to add plenty of flavor to savory dishes and the like. You can purchase pre-made garlic salt, or create your own by mixing garlic powder with any kind of salt you desire.

Fleur de Sel

Fleur de Sel or flower of salt is a flaky sea salt made by channeling seawater onto very flat plans and letting the water evaporate. The crust is then carefully scraped and used to make fleur de sel. This is most commonly associated with the Atlantic coastal region of France but is now produced in several countries such as Spain, Portugal, and Canada.

This salt is slightly damp and often grey or pinkish in color. The color in the salt comes from the minerals in the area where it is produced, these minerals also add a bit of flavor to the fleur de sel.

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