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Kosher salt is a coarser, larger grained salt that is traditionally used in the koshering process to cure meats but has many other uses. Kosher salt generally is free of additives, including iodine. Because of its larger grain, kosher salt adds a crunchy texture to some dishes and even to drinks. You might find it on the rim of margarita glasses or as a topping on pretzels. Kosher salt is also used for brining or marinating and enhancing the flavor of a variety of dishes, from roasts to popcorn.

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