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MarilynFL

I was wrong saying the granules are larger. They are, in fact, smaller but weigh less (see photo).

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Posted to Thread #30711 at 12:40 am on Jan 18, 2019

Picked up Diamond salt a year ago while in Pittsburgh as I've never seen it in my stores. I was interested after Traca mentioned that most restaurants used "the red box."

And because I am the geek that I am, I weighed out the salts since I don't have the S/F/A/H book to view her comparison chart.

Clockwise, starting in upper left: 1 TBL each
Diamond Kosher: 8 grams
Morton Kosher: 16 grams
Sea salt (fine): 22 grams
Morton Iodized table salt: 20 grams

The issue: Say you were following a recipe originally developed with Diamond Kosher salt that called for 1 TBL -- you would get far more saltiness if you simply measured 1 TBL of any other salt variant.

But if the recipe specified weight, you should get the same result.

LONG LIVE RECIPE WEIGHTS!

PS: The Diamond box says 1/4 tsp = 0.7 grams so their TBL would be 8.4 grams. Obviously their equipment is more accurate than my kitchen scale.

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