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Why is kosher salt better for sprinkling on food like corn on the cob?

Kosher salt crystals are larger and cling better to food surfaces because they have a more jagged configuration. Kosher salt is so named because it was specially developed as an aid for Jews who adhere to kosher dietary laws, one of which requires that as much blood as possible be removed from meat before it is cooked; the characteristics of kosher salt make it better suited for drawing out the blood.

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