Can you Making celery salt yourself and why should you do it at all? Salt is the best seasoning or salt is white gold - everyone has heard that before. As a flavor enhancer, salt brings out different tastes and also adds a good seasoning when cooking. However, most people consume too much salt. As a supplement for a healthy nutrition celery salt is therefore just right.
In this article, I would like to show you how you can 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 therefore eat more Sodium and Chloride than recommended. Excessive 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, as we tend to consume too much salt, it is recommended that we reduce our own salt consumption. This works particularly well with salty seasonings such as homemade celery salt.
Celery salt is basically simply dried and finely chopped celery. And it's really really easy to make your own celery salt. You can find out exactly how to do this in the rest of this article.
How to make celery salt yourself
I would first like to show you the individual steps before describing the necessary things in more detail in the next paragraph. To make your own salt from celery, simply proceed as follows.
- Wash celery and dry briefly.
- Then cut the two sticks into the thinnest and smallest pieces possible.
- Then distribute the pieces on the dehydrator shelves. Note: be sure to use a fine-mesh insert mat, as the celery pieces really shrink and will otherwise fall through the grids of the inserts.
- Set the dehydrator to 42 degrees if you value raw food quality. Alternatively, you can also set the dehydrator to approx. 55 degrees. At 42 degrees and really small pieces, the drying time is about 5.5 hours.
- After dehydrating, check the celery pieces for moisture. Ideally, everything should be dry. Often a few pieces are cut too large. You can then simply use the pieces that are too large when cooking in the evening, for example. The remaining dried pieces can be put in the blender to chop them up 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 tin 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
As promised, I would now like to show you what you need to make homemade celery salt.
I use the BioChef Arizona for dehydrating. Unfortunately, I have not found a completely plastic-free dehydrator. However, the trays in the BioChef Arizona are plastic-free and made of stainless steel. You can get the BioChef Arizona here*.
As an addition to the dehydrator, I recommend these BPA-free insert mats. You can get them here*.
As I use the dehydrator frequently and over the long term, the processing of Plastic is fine for me personally. By the way, you can find another possible use for the dehydrator in my detailed article on the Make your own kale chips.
As a mixer I can recommend this blender from Philips*. The Philips stand mixer comes with a 2 liter glass jar and is made with minimal plastic. As already described, you can simply store your home-made celery salt in a preserving jar or other storage containers.
Making celery salt yourself - easy, right?
Even if it's not that easy for you to make, you can find a few tips for your celery salt substitute in this video. I find homemade celery salt super tasty and it helps me to reduce my personal salt consumption. It's really easy to make and becomes second nature once you've done it two or three times. But the actual time it takes to make it is really short.
Incidentally, I always buy two stalks of celery at a time, as 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 to your 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,
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