Can you Making celery salt yourself and why should you do it at all? Salt is the best seasoning or salt is the white gold - everyone has heard that. Salt brings out different flavors as a flavor enhancer and also adds a good seasoning even when cooking. However, most people consume too much salt. As a supplement for a healthy diet celery salt is therefore just right.
In this article, I want to show you how to make your own celery salt to reduce your consumption of conventional salt.
Why make celery salt yourself?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends an average intake of 2 grams of sodium chloride (salt) per day. However, most people are well above this guideline and thus eat more Sodium and Chloride than recommended. Too much salt consumption is said to be harmful to the cardiovascular system and can cause diseases such as Hypertension cause.
However, too little salt is also harmful because salt contains important minerals. However, since we have a tendency to consume too much salt, it is recommended that we reduce our own consumption of salt. This works particularly well with salty seasonings such as homemade celery salt.
The celery salt is basically simply dried and finely mixed celery. And it's really totally easy to make your own celery salt. How this works exactly, you will now learn in the further course of this article.
How to make celery salt yourself
Here I would like to show you the individual steps before I describe the necessary things in more detail in the next paragraph. For your homemade salt from celery you simply proceed as follows.
- Wash celery and dry briefly.
- Then cut the two sticks into pieces as thin and small as possible.
- Then distribute the pieces on the racks of the dehydrator. Note on this: should definitely use a fine mesh insert mat, because the celery pieces really shrink and otherwise fall through the grids of the inserts.
- Set the dehydrator to 42 degrees if you value raw food quality. Alternatively, you can set the dehydrator to about 55 degrees. At 42 degrees and really small cut pieces, the drying time is about 5.5 hours.
- After drying, check the celery pieces for moisture. Ideally, everything is dry. Often a few pieces are cut too large. You can then simply use the too large pieces, for example, in the evening when cooking. The remaining dried pieces can be put in the blender to grind until the salt is very fine.
- After that, you can store the homemade celery salt in small cans or Preserving jars store. To be on the safe side, I always put a few grains of rice in the can to soak up the last of the moisture.
You can then simply use the celery salt in cooking and replace salt with it. Pretty straightforward, isn't it?
Equipment for making celery salt yourself
Now, as promised, I still want to show you what things you need for homemade celery salt.
I use the BioChef Arizona for dehydrating. A completely plastic-free dehydrator I have unfortunately not found. In the BioChef Arizona, however, the shelves are plastic-free stainless steel. You can get the BioChef Arizona here*.
As an addition to the dehydrator I recommend these BPA-free mats. You can get them here*.
Since I use the dehydrator frequently and also in the long term is the processing of Plastic for me personally okay. Another possible use for the dehydrator, by the way, you can find in my detailed article on the Make kale chips yourself.
As a mixer I can recommend this blender from Philips*. The Philips stand mixer comes with a 2 liter glass jar and has a low plastic content. As already described, you can easily store your homemade celery salt in a canning jar or other storage containers.
Making celery salt yourself - easy, right?
Even if the production should not be so simple for you, you get here in the video again a few tips for your salt substitute from celery. I find homemade celery salt super tasty and it helps me reduce my personal salt consumption. It's totally easy to make and gets second nature once you've done it two or three times. But the actual work time to make it is really short.
By the way, I always buy two stalks of celery at once, because a lot of volume is lost during drying and the work and electricity consumption are then more worthwhile for my wallet and the environment.
All in all, celery salt is a great addition when cooking to add a subtle spice to your dishes.
Do you have any questions or suggestions about homemade celery salt? Then I look forward to your comment under this post.
All the best,
PS: Do you already eat vegan? If not I give you in the Articles about vegan life the best tips for an easy start.