We all know about salt, the most important ingredient of our meal. Do you know the other use of salt irrespective of meal ingredient. We will tell you about those uses of salt. You will surprise to know salt is used as currency too.
In Ancient Days
- Roman soldiers were given an allowance to buy salt – which is where the word ‘salary’ comes from.
- The ancient roman use to have salting leaf vegetable from where word salad comes. Which literally means “Salted”.
- Moorish merchants in the 6th century traded salt for Gold, weight for weight.
- In Ancient times in the Middle East, salt was used to ceremonially seal an agreement.
- Salt is believed to own purifying powers. Japanese use salt to purify the ring and theaters. They throw salt in air before match and show. It’s a ritual.
- Salt is also used as currency in south of Sahara and slabs of rock salt were used as coins in Abyssinia.
- Too much salt isn’t good for us but not getting enough can trigger low blood pressure in those susceptible. Consult your GP before making any major diet changes.
- Add salt whenever you are boiling eggs. Its helps in removing the shell easily.
- Sprinkle a little amount of salt in the frying pan before adding bacon to fry. That way it will not splatter all over.
- Add salt at the very end of the cooking process to reduce the overall salt intake. Also, adding salt in the beginning dehydrates the vegetables and reduces its nutritional value.
- Similarly adding salt to the chicken also slows up the browning.
- After cutting an apple apply little salt to it, by doing so the apple won’t turn black.
- Grind some common salt in your mixer/grinder for some time every month. This will keep your mixer blades sharp