Uses for salt

Salt, Salt Shaker, Spices, Kitchen

wildlife trapper people got all the salt they needed from the meat which made up a sizable portion of their diet. When people began turning to agriculture as a more reliable food supply, they discovered that salt-most probably from the sea-gave vegetables that salty flavor they craved. As the millennia passed, salt gradually made life more comfortable and certain as people learned to use it to preserve food, heal hides and heal wounds. Salt is an indispensable ingredient when you’re cooking. But salt has many more purposes. You will be surprised by these tips using salt.

You can run out of elbow grease trying to scrub burnt-on stains off enamel pans. The stains should lift right off.

Make short work of the cleanup after you have rolled out dough or kneaded breads. Sprinkle your floury benchtop with salt. You can now neatly wipe away everything with a sponge. No more sticky lumps.

Tea and coffee leave stains on cups and in pots. You may easily scrub away these unsightly rings by sprinkling salt unto a sponge and rubbing in little circles throughout the ring. If the stain persists, mix white vinegar with salt in equal proportions and then rub with a sponge.

Gently rub the glue unto the ring with a soft cloth or sponge and operate it over the spot till it’s gone.

If ants are bearing a path to your home, intercept them by sprinkling salt throughout the door frame or directly on their paths. Ants will be discouraged from crossing this barrier.

Keep fleas from infesting your pet’s home by washing down the interior walls and floor every couple of weeks with a solution of salt water.

Do you have to prepare leafy salad ahead of a dinner party? Lightly salt the salad immediately after you prepare it and it will stay crisp for several hours. For fruit salad you’ll want to be certain your freshly cut fruit looks appetising when you serve the dish. To ensure that cut apples and pears retain their colour, soak them in a bowl of lightly salted water.

Apples require a facelift? Soak them in mildly salted water to make the skin smooth again.

Cheese is much to expensive to throw away as it’s become mouldy. Prevent the mold by wrapping the cheese in a serviette soaked in salt water before storing it in the fridge.

Not only are you able to test eggs for freshness by adding salt in a cup of water and gently placing the egg in the cup (fresh egg will sink) but if you ever dropped an uncooked egg, you know what a mess it is to clean up. It will draw the egg together and it is easy to wipe it up with a sponge or paper towel.

Life made easier with a little salt… don’t you agree?

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