[PLUG-TALK] Cheap KCl

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Fri Jul 26 19:27:59 PDT 2013


I desire to use potassium chloride in food in place of sodium chloride.
The cheapest I can find in grocery stores is $7.99 for 11 oz. The box
stores will sell you a 40 pound bag for ~$27 which they label "for
water softeners" (Morton and other brands). They also sell an even
cheaper version as an ice melter.

I am thinking that the water softener stuff ends up in the household
water, so it must be pure enough for human consumption. 

Is there something I have failed to consider? Why pay $465 for 40
pounds of the stuff on the grocery store shelf? Where has my thinking
gone wrong? 



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