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Spotlight On Spices!, Issue May 2011 - Cooking Salts: What You Should Know
May 06, 2011
May is the national month for foods such as Asparagus, Eggs, Hamburger, Salad, Salsa, and Strawberries. Last month we highlighted asparagus as spring's first vegetable. This month we'll be looking forward to the "unofficial" start of summer, Memorial Day weekend, and delicious grilled burgers and other goodies seasoned with a sprinkle of this month’s .........
THE SPICE OF LIFE - SaltContrary to what many people want to believe, salt is SALT no matter if it is Himalayan Pink Salt, Kosher Salt, Sea Salt, Table Salt, or any of the many other consumable salts. By weight, table salt and sea salt have about the same amount of sodium chloride; whereas, the less denser lighter weight flake kosher salt has less.
We all need some sodium. Working with chloride and potassium, sodium helps our bodies maintain fluid balance, regulate blood pressure, transmit nerve impulses, and helps our muscles contract and relax.
However, most people, especially Americans, consume daily more salt than they need.
The current recommendation is to consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day (about 1 teaspoon table salt). This one teaspoonful includes ALL salt and sodium consumed throughout the day including: what’s used in home cooking and the food you eat at a restaurant, what’s used at the table, and what's in pre-packaged and processed foods you consume.
Cooking salts quick facts … read more >>>
MONTHLY EVENTSMay is the Month for:
Asparagus, Eggs, Hamburger, Salad, Salsa, and Strawberries
Our Favorite National Days in May:
2nd - Truffles Day
5th - Hoagie Day
10th - Shrimp Day
11th - Eat What You Want Day
14th - Buttermilk Biscuit Day
19th - Devil’s Food Cake Day
20th - Pick Strawberries Day
20th - Quiche Lorraine Day
21st - Strawberries and Cream Day
22nd - Vanilla Pudding Day
National Hamburger/Cheeseburger Day (Memorial Day)
SPICY TIDBITSCheck here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:
MERCHANTS & RETAILERS:Websites for Spice Retailers:
Atlantic Spice Company - www.atlanticspice.com
Durkee® - www.durkee.com
McCormick® - www.mccormick.com
Milford Spice Company - www.milfordspice.com
Penzeys Spices - www.penzeys.com
Savory Spice Shop - www.savoryspiceshop.com
Spice Islands® - www.spiceislands.com
The Spice House - www.thespicehouse.com
Spice Accessories Websites:
Bottles, Containers & Jars:
Bottle Store - www.bottlestore.com
eBottles.com - www.ebottles.com
SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. - www.sks-bottle.com
Online Labels - www.onlinelabels.com
Tubular Spices - www.tubularspices.com/Spice_Racks.asp
Spice Rack Source - www.spiceracksource.com/all-spice-racks/
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Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!
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