Here is a bit of info that may help you out with your favorite recipe including what you can and Can't substitute for pickling salt!

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    If you like to home can your own fruits and veggies, chances are you're familiar with Pickling Salt. Unfortunately, pickling salt is often pretty difficult to find during the off season. Here is a bit of info that may help you out with your favorite recipe including what you can and Can't substitute for pickling salt!
    Canning and can't locate expensive Pickling salt? Here's how to make your own!

    First, there really isn't a substitute for Pickling salt. Pickling Salt is actually Kosher Salt, which is a coarse grained salt and does not contain iodine. When you're canning, pickling salt creates a Brine- which is necessary for storage. Pickling salt does not contain additives
    like other types of salt. This helps prevent your canned goods from darkening and becoming cloudy.
    You cannot use any other salt in place of Kosher Salt/ Pickling Salt. Table salt is NOT a good substitute and should NOT be used.

    Where to find Pickling Salt/ Kosher Salt:


    As I mentioned, pickling salt is often only available during the summer/fall months, when canning is more prevalent. It is often found in the canning aisles and seasonal aisles of big box stores such as Target or Wal-mart. In addition many smaller hardware stores carry it year round, although generally it's pricier at these locations.

    It's often cheaper to buy Kosher Salt, rather than "pickling salt", as is the case here on Amazon where pickling salt is $8.49 for 32 oz versus only $2.44 for 48 oz for Kosher Salt.

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    Comments 3 Comments
    1. OldSalt45's Avatar
      OldSalt45 -
      I need to know if Sea Salt can be used in leiu of kosher or pickling salt
    1. maddelena's Avatar
      maddelena -
      Quote Originally Posted by OldSalt45 View Post
      I need to know if Sea Salt can be used in leiu of kosher or pickling salt
      This is a question I had and went looking for. Basically the answer is yes and no.

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    1. bamo72's Avatar
      bamo72 -
      Thanks for the info about being able to use kosher salt. We have that all year since we have many people in our area that eat a kosher diet.
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