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Importance of Salt

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Salt is one of the most important ingredient in a recipe. Other than making your food taste great, salt is also important for other uses as well. Here is a few list of salt's importance... 

  • Cream will whip better better if you add a pinch of salt.

  • Egg whites will beat faster and higher if you add a pinch of salt.

  • Rub your hands with salt and lemon juice to remove fish odors.

  • One pound of salt = 1 5/8 cups 1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce

  • Salt is an excellent cleaning agent, by itself or in combination with other substances. A solution of salt and turpentine restores the whiteness to yellowed enameled bathtubs and lavatories. A paste of salt and vinegar cleans tarnished brass or copper. A strong brine poured down the kitchen sink prevents grease from collecting and eliminates odors.

  • Salt helps destroy moths and drives away ants. A dash of salt in laundry starch keeps the iron from sticking and gives linen and fine cottons a glossy, like-new finish. A thin paste of salt and salad oil removes white marks caused by hot dishes or water from wooden tables.

  • A box of salt is an important item in many bathrooms. In mild solutions, it makes an excellent mouthwash, throat gargle or eye-wash; it is an effective dentifrice; it is an effective antiseptic; and it can be extremely helpful as a massage element to improve complexion.

  • To test eggs for freshness, place the egg in a cup of water to which two teaspoonfuls of salt has been added. A fresh egg sinks; a doubter will float.

  • Apples, pears and potatoes dropped in cold, lightly salted water as they are peeled will retain their color.

  • Soaking pecans in salt water for several hours before shelling will make nut meats easier to remove.

  • Salt and soda water will clean and sweeten the inside of your refrigerator. It won't scratch enamel either.

  • Salt tossed on a grease fire on the stove or in the oven will smother flames. Never use water; it will only spatter the burning grease.

  • To improve the flavor of poultry, rub the fowl inside and out with salt before roasting.

  • Remove bitterness from percolators and other coffee pots by filling with water, adding four tablespoons of salt and percolating or boiling as usual.

  • Removing onion odors from hands. Rub fingers with salt moistened with vinegar.

  • Fixing over salted soups. If soup has been over salted, cut up a raw potato or two and drop into the soup. The potato will absorb the salt.

  • Preventing mold. To prevent mold on cheese, wrap it in a cloth dampened with saltwater before refrigerating.

  • Whipping cream and beating egg whites. By adding a pinch of salt, cream will whip better and egg whites will beat faster and higher.

  • Salt preserves foods by creating a hostile environment for certain microorganisms. Within foods, salt brine dehydrates bacterial cells, alters osmotic pressure and inhibits bacterial growth and subsequent spoilage. Salting fish made long-range explorations possible in the age of sailing ships.

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May 29, 2017

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