Episode 103: Salt Part 2 with Darryl Bosshardt of Redmond Inc and Real Salt

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Welcome to Part 2 of our interview with Darryl Bosshardt of Real Salt about salt. We talk about how the salt is harvested from the salt mine in Redmond, Utah, what the two meanings of Kosher mean regarding salt, and the makeup of different salts. Check out the first part of our interview with Daryl here. We also recommend our favorite microplane and talk about the kiwano melon.

Let's taco 'bout it!

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Let's taco 'bout it!

  • Note from Winter and Lee: Thank you so much for your patience while we've taken a few weeks off due to the stillbirth of our son Brannan in July. We are heartbroken, but we love you guys and we felt so much love and support--thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
  • Food Nerd Shoutout: Thanks for sending us a quick note to let us know you like our new format, Bryan Lords from Word on the Main Street Podcast. Have you heard our guest episodes that we did together? Good fun! Listen to them here and here.
  • Let's Dig Into The Kitchen Drawer: Sharon loves the Microplane-brand microplane that Ike has used from his chef days. You can get either the fine or coarse microplane. Sharon's ranking: 5 out of 5 stars.

  • Have you listened to Part 1 of our interview with Darryl Bosshardt from last time? Make sure you listen to it to get all the good background first! And now onto our Part 2 with Darryl!
  • Unlike an evaporative method and adding anti-caking additives, Real Salt is "grinded" off the wall from the salt mine, then broken down and screened out to the correct size.  Check out this great video of the salt mine.

  • Kosher salt has two meanings: 1) It can indicate the size of the crystal: Kosher salt in the Jewish health-code sense, the Kosher salt is a larger crystal with less surface area. It is used to pull blood off of meat, but will not overly salt the meat, because of the smaller amount of surface area. 2) It can also indicate that it is certified and approved that the product is Kosher.
  • Real Salt has 4 different sizes: Powder (perfect for popcorn), Fine (great for everyday use), Kosher (larger crystal size), and Coarse (used in a grinder).

Bags of Real Salt

  • Use a stainless or ceramic grinders if you are looking for one, so you don't have plastic bits ground into your food. IKEA and Oxo have nice spice ceramic grinders on the market.

  • Ninety-seven to 98% of salt is sodium chloride. The other 2-3% is usually magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, and calcium chloride. There are also trace elements found in the salt (here's the episode with Marysa about recommended dietary allowances). Real Salt leaves the salt as they find it.
  • What should home cooks should be looking for when choosing a salt (or other food products): 1) Know the source, 2) Find out what's been taken out of it, and 3) What have they put back in.
  • If you haven't tried Real Salt, go try it out! You can buy it on Amazon, Real Salt, Redmond Inc, and at your local natural grocer.
  • Introducing Interesting Ingredients: Kiwano Melon (or Horned Melon) tastes like a cross  between a kiwi, cucumber, and banana. You can eat the green jelly with seeds raw. Some people add the seeds to a salad or to a smoothie. Join us this week for our video!

Run Time: 35 minutes

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