As for salt, it can seem safe to assume that any brand would do. But professional chefs and even some home cooks attest that not all salts are created equal.
In fact, there’s one brand that some say tops them all: Diamond Crystal Salt Co. If you’re one of the food fanatics who’d rather forego cooking altogether than use any salt other than Diamond Crystal, there is good news for you today. .
The brand is launching two new varieties of salt that it claims will “enhance the flavor of any recipe.”
The first new variety is a coarse California sea salt that comes from the Pacific Ocean. According to a statement from Diamond Crystal, the salt is produced without additives and is harvested after “years of natural evaporation”. When freshly ground, the new product can be a welcome addition of taste and texture to a dish, Diamond Crystal said.
The second new option is a Coarse Himalayan Pink Salt, another texture-forward variety harvested from the Khewra Salt Mine in the Punjab region of Pakistan. As its name suggests, this additive-free rock salt has a pink hue that comes from trace minerals, Diamond Crystal said.
Diamond Crystal already offers several varieties of salt for cooking, including sea salt and plain table salt. But the brand’s classic kosher salt is the one that has achieved the most fanfare and prestige.
America’s Test Kitchen says Diamond Crystal has long been her “favorite” kosher salt. The same goes for Alex Belew, chef and winner of the Hell’s Kitchen Season 21, who shared her love for the brand in a statement included in the Diamond Crystal release.
“Diamond Crystal produces the best kosher salt on the market and it’s the only one I use in my home and kitchens,” Belew said in the statement.
Even Samin Nosrat, the chef and author of the famous cookbook Acid Fatty Salt Heat and host of the Netflix docuseries of the same name, believes Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt is the way to go. Compared to competing brands like Morton, Diamond Crystal Salt comes in lighter flakes that dissolve faster and can more easily stick to food, characteristics that can help reduce overseas risk. It is also known to be less salty than the denser Morton salt.
Diamond Crystal’s two new salt varieties are already available online and in stores nationwide. Along with launching the two new varieties of salt, the company is also launching more sustainable packaging with a refreshed look.
Zoe Strozewski is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That! A Chicago native who now lives in New Jersey, she graduated from Kean University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Learn more about Zoe
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