Salt prevents fruits from browning.
Instead of using lemon or vinegar to stop peeled apples from browning, try placing them in lightly salted water.
Salt helps to shell nuts.
Pecans and walnuts soaked in salt water for 2-3 before shelling makes it so much easier to reveal the meat.
Remember, salt is the key to making all foods taste good.
Boiling water with salt.
Salt doesn’t make water boil faster. Salt causes it to boil at a higher temperature which reduces cooking time.
Add some salt to the water when boiling eggs to prevent the shells from cracking.
When poaching eggs salt the water adequately, and add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar to the water. Swirl the water and using a spoon drop the egg in the center which helps to keep the white together and they set faster.
Salt is essential to life and also to good health. The recommendation is that we consume a minimum of 500 mg/day of sodium to maintain good health. Salt and Good Health.
The maximum is 2300mg/day of sodium.
It is recommended that people over the age of one year eat between 1000-1500 mg sodium per day which is the Adequate Intake (AI) and people aged 14 and over should not eat more than 2300 mg sodium per day. This is referred to the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL). A sodium intake above 2300 mg per day is likely to pose a health risk. Health Canada
Apart from using salt in food, there are thousands of other uses. Here is a great Source: Salt Uses & Tips | SaltWorks. Now I will have some thinking to do to come up with some new ones!
When baking, anything from bread to pies, it is essential to add salt, even if just a pinch, for taste. It is so easy to taste the difference between unsalted and salted bread or pastry. Pastry chefs agree. Why salt is important in baking.
Salt, any salt! my kingdom for some salt.
What is Salt? Common salt, or sodium chloride, is the chemical compound NaCl. Salt occurs naturally in many parts of the world as the mineral halite and as mixed evaporites in salt lakes and salt oceans. Salt varies in color from colorless, when pure, to white, gray or brownish, typical of rock salt (halite).
Source: What is Salt? | SaltWorks
Lightly salt slices of apple and taste the enhanced flavour. This is the little secret behind adding salt to all sweet dishes from desserts to tarts, the salt compliments the sweetness.
This is a heartwarming story. It resonates with my passionate pursuit of sharing good food, that is well seasoned (love the persillade), with good companions.
Source: The power of love, laughter and… persillade
Thank you to Stéphane at My French Heaven. Take a look.