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Regular Salt vs. Popcorn Salt

Popcorn salt is a super-fine, powdered salt. When finely-ground, the salt seasoning sticks better to popcorn, french fries, and other foods. If there is any moisture or oil on the surface of the food, the salt will adhere to it. When popcorn is popped without oil (such as air popped), the salt only stays inside the popped kernel. Besides the basic "Popcorn Salt" flavor, you can find "Butter Flavored Popcorn Salt", "Cheddar Flavored Popcorn Salt" and "White Cheddar Flavored Popcorn Salt". Many more are available...

Low-Sodium Salt

Salt substitutes (like AlsoSalt, LoSalt, and SaltSense), are designed to taste similar to regular table salt but with a reduced sodium level. Most salt substitutes contain "potassium chloride". To improve the flavor, hydrolyzed protein, or 5'-nucleotides are often added to potassium chloride. Due to a certain gene in humans, an individual may perceive not only a salty taste, but a strong, bitter, metallic taste when using the potassium chloride salt substitute. [ Low Sodium Popcorn Salt ]

.According to a US Food and Drug Administration article, "Lowering Salt in your Diet," potassium chloride can be harmful to people who have diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease.

The Mayo Clinic warns consumers about injesting excessive amounts of potassium chloride. "Too much supplemental potassium can be harmful if you have kidney problems or are taking medications for congestive heart failure or high blood pressure, since they cause potassium retention," the clinic observes. Because you may not realize how much salt is in the substitute, you might use too much to get that familiar salty taste and not really lower your sodium intake.

The Cleveland Clinic cites potassium chloride in a website article, "Heart and Vascular Health & Prevention." The clinic notes, "Your body rids itself of salt in urine. Excessive amounts of potassium chloride may be harmful to patients with kidney problems who are unable to get rid of excessive potassium."

More Ways to Reduce your Salt Intake

READ LABELS: Federally-mandated Nutrition Facts Labels provide useful information regarding salt ("sodium") content. Sodium content as a percent of daily recommended intake is clearly stated, but also read through the ingredient list for
sodium compounds. These are all salts with the same negative physiological effects.

  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG),
  • Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate),
  • Disodium Phosphate,
  • Sodium Alginate,
  • Sodium Benzoate,
  • Sodium Hydroxide,
  • Sodium Nitrite,
  • Sodium Propionate and
  • Sodium Sulfite.

 

 

 

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Make Salt or Seasonings Stick to Your Popcorn

There are 3 tricks to help salt or seasonings stick to your homemade popcorn instead of falling straight to the bottom of the bowl.
TIP #1. Add your salt or seasonings as soon as you remove it from the popcorn popper. While it's still warm, the popped corn will have some moisture on it that helps the dried seasonings adhere to the popcorn's surface. This tip does not work well for air-popped popcorn.
TIP #2. Use a fine cooking spray (or oil atomizer) to lightly spritz your popcorn. Then quickly sprinkle your salt or seasonings on top and toss to coat well. Suggestions from popcorn fans include using "Olivio Buttery Spray, the no-calorie "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", or "Olive Oil".
TIP #3. Fine powders will cling better than larger grains. Instead of using regular salt, try popcorn salt (or make your own by grinding kosher salt in a coffee grinder). For dried herbs, grind them with a mortar and pestle. This not only turns them into powder, it also helps release their flavors.

Grind Kosher Salt into a powder and it will cling to popcorn better.

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