You've heard of kosher salt? Now there's a Christian variety.

Retired barber Joe Godlewski of Cresaptown, Md., says he got tired of hearing television chefs recommend kosher salt, so he did something about it.

By next week, his trademarked Blessed Christians Salt will be available from Memphis, Tenn.-based Ingredients Corporation of America.

The company says it is sea salt that's been blessed by an Episcopal priest.

Technically, all salt is kosher since it's a naturally occurring mineral. And kosher salt is named for the way it is used, not its religious affiliation.

But that's immaterial to Godlewski. He plans an entire line of Christian foods if the salt takes off, with an undisclosed share of the proceeds earmarked for Christian charities.