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The many uses of salt – a miracle worker

Recently I was reading about salt and found out how the phrase “it’s worth your salt” came about and what the word’s origin is salary He is. Throughout history, salt has been a very valuable mineral with countless uses, and today salt is used in more than 14,000 ways—some of which we don’t realize, and most of which aren’t in the kitchen.

The use of salt is known to have been used by the ancient Egyptians as they evaporated sea water to harvest the salt they used to preserve their meat and fish…and their mummies! Early major trade routes developed mostly around the salt trade.

Word salary It comes from the Latin word for soldier’s wages salariumwhich in turn came from the word Asked, the word salt, because a large portion of salt made up part of the soldiers’ pay in ancient Rome. And so we came to the phrase Worth your salt

So what about the different types of salt? Here are some of the main types:

Non repeated: It is in its natural state with all trace minerals. It is only washed and strained.

derivative: It is purified and stripped of any trace metal. It also changes its chemical composition from large granules to smaller crystals.

table: It’s a refined salt, but to avoid clumping in humid environments, it contains anti-caking agents, and is fortified with iodine to prevent thyroid disease.

Kosher: It is refined salt but without anti-caking agents, and usually contains coarse grains. It dissolves easily, has a softer flavor, and is considered saltier than regular salt.

sea: It is the result of evaporation of sea water. Since it contains trace minerals, it is considered healthier.

Here are some interesting and beneficial uses for salt:

Wine brine

You know when you need a bottle of chilled wine truly Quick and don’t have one in the fridge? A pinch of salt will do. What happens is that the salt lowers the freezing point of the ice, so the water gets colder, thus cooling the water. This is what you need:

  • Half a cup of salt
  • 1 bucket of ice
  • Enough cold water to cover the ice

Place a bottle of wine in an ice bucket, fill it with ice, add water and salt, and the wine should cool completely in 10 minutes!

Gene depletion

So your kitchen sink is draining slowly and you want it to move more quickly. It’s probably a sludge build-up over time, but don’t stress about it because Drain Jane has to take care of it. This is what you need:

  • 1 gallon boiling water
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • Half a cup of salt

Pour the salt down the drain and pour the baking soda after. Leave it on overnight, or at least for several hours. Chase her with boiling water and watch her drown with pleasure and escape!

Fresh or foul?

How do you know if an egg is fresh or past its prime? Again, salt can help. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 2 cups of water

Add salt and water and put an egg in the liquid. If it sinks, it’s fresh, if it floats, it’s not. Really simple.

Other quick tips:

What other interesting things can salt do?

  • Surprisingly, fresh fruits can be sweetened. Just sprinkle a little salt to increase their sweetness!
  • Dishwasher not removing lipstick stains from glassware? Gently rub the stains with some salt before putting them in the dishwasher.
  • Loosen dandruff in your hair before shampooing for a cleaner wash. The salt may also help you reduce the amount of shampoo you use because it will help it create more lather.

That’s it for today’s lesson!

If you have any questions or any suggestions about the uses of salt, I’d love to hear them.

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