Can you substitute sea salt for table salt in baking?
You may substitute fine sea salt in the same amount, but kosher salt, because it has larger grains, measures differently. You will need about 1 1/8 – 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt to get the same amount of "saltiness" is 1 teaspoon of fine salt.
Sea Salt. Like table salt, it is mostly just sodium chloride. However, depending on where it is harvested and how it was processed, it usually does contain some amount of trace minerals like potassium, iron and zinc. The darker the sea salt, the higher its concentration of "impurities" and trace nutrients will be.
- But for some people, cutting back has a downside. Too little salt -- iodized salt, that is -- is dangerous, too. It's the iodine in iodized salt that helps the body make thyroid hormone, which is critical to an infant's brain development. A little salt is essential to good health.
- Many people favor Himalayan salt over table salt, as they believe it is lower in sodium. However, both salts are comparable in terms of sodium chloride content, at approximately 98 percent. As pink salt is often found in larger sized crystals than table salt is, it does contain less sodium per teaspoon.
- “One of the keys to maintaining a heart-healthy diet is to control your sodium intake,” she said. “If you're consuming more sea salt than you otherwise would because you think it has less sodium, then you may be placing yourself at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, which raises your risk of heart disease.”
Updated: 16th October 2019