Salt iodised or common

monty4ever, Feb 4, 9:38pm
Recipe says to use common salt - can I use table (iodised) salt for preserving beetroot?

fruitbat, Feb 4, 9:49pm
Of course!

monty4ever, Feb 4, 10:42pm
Yay thanks ! Beetroot (from my garden - yum) all cooked and ready for the next step. :)

wheelz, Feb 6, 7:42am
I used to wonder the same thing. Read this week that the iodised salt causes the food to discolour. So went out and bought plain salt.

davidt4, Feb 6, 8:09am
It's best to use plain salt with no additives at all. Iodised salt may discolour the pickle, which doesn't matter much with beetroot, but the usual anti-caking additives will affect the flavour and texture.

sarahb5, Mar 23, 4:53pm
I've never seen salt called common salt - only iodised or table salt