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I recently started using kosher salt, but now I feel like my food is under-salted. Is kosher salt less salty? 

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The short answer is yes–a teaspoon of flaky kosher salt delivers less salty flavor than a teaspoon of table salt, which is more compact. Fine sea salt measures more like table salt, and has the purer, less sharp flavor many cooks prefer.

For more information on cooking with different types of salt, see 7 Ways with Salt.