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The Salt's most colorful salts. From left to right: Cypress black lava, red Hawaiian, and pink Bolivian rose.

If there is common thread between the world's greatest chefs and the rest of us, it's our shared appreciation of salt. Salt brings out subtleties in food that otherwise can't be detected on the palate. It enhances and intensifies flavors like no other seasoning, and is crucial to every cuisine across the globe. If you browse the salt selection in any specialty food store, you'll come across many types -- the dizzying array of colors, flavors, sizes, and shapes can be overwhelming to even the most seasoned chef (pun intended). NPR tackles three common questions about everyone's favorite ingredient.


What kinds of salt do you have in your pantry?

Three Burning Questions Answered About Salt from NPR