Garlic Salt Vs. Garlic Powder: Key Differences To Know
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If we have to cut to the chase and explain what these two ingredients really are, they are flavour boosters in food. Possibly the most favoured of all seasonings in a pantry, both, garlic powder and garlic salt have their own unique place in a kitchen that is superior to most, simply because of the presence of these bottles. To put it simply, garlic powder is dried and ground cloves of garlic whereas garlic salt is usually flaky, kosher salt mixed with granules of dehydrated garlic.

Unlike garlic salt, garlic powder can be used liberally in pretty much anything that needs an array of seasonings in it; from soup, stews, curries, marinades, dips, garlic powder offers a mellow garlicky flavour as opposed to the pungency of fresh garlic. Using garlic powder as a replacement for fresh garlic means that you can control the amount of garlic flavour you want in your food without having to under or over-season.

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On the other hand, if you’re using garlic salt, caution must be exercised as the food you add it to, will not just taste of garlic but also of salt. In the event that you end up using garlic salt generously, chances are that your food might taste saltier than you would expect it to. A really good use for garlic salt is in dishes where you want an extra dose of flavour without going all over the place. For example, seasoning your fried eggs with a pinch or two of garlic salt improves your breakfast experience, manifold.

Long story short, if you’re looking for an amplified presence of garlic in your food, it is ideal to use garlic powder as your go-to ingredient. However, if you want to add some depth of flavour and season your food, (like a bowl of pasta, for example), then garlic salt should be the ingredient you opt for. That said, the allium notes of garlic might be missing in garlic salt. If garlic isn’t a flavour you’re too fond of, then the salt works best.