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8 surprising facts about salt you might have never heard before

Do you think you know everything about the most amazing mineral on the planet?


Everybody knows eating much salt is bad for our health. Still, we can't live without it. We consume salt every day, and sometimes it's impossible to imagine our favorite dishes without it. Of course, it's not only about eating and cooking: there are thousands of different uses of salt, and some of them are truly surprising. Well, today we want to share 8 amazing facts about salt with you - some of them really shocked us!

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113 Comments
Susana Crews
Hence the word salary.
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Sep 17, 2016 9:17PM
Scott Sumone
Scott Sumone
some people use to get paid with salt....
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Sep 17, 2016 8:57PM
Richard Sutherland
or the phrase "He isn't worth his salt" for one how did not earn his wages
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Sep 18, 2016 7:28AM
Richard E. Buery
Richard E. Buery
A dash of salt will stop bleeding of a wound.
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Sep 17, 2016 11:38PM
Addie Adams Wijnen
My mother had me gargle with salt. I just tried it again recently after my dentist told me to rinse my mouth with salt water to avoid infection. Gargling certainly does help. .
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Mar 1, 2019 8:13PM
Eileen Dunn
So interesting and surprising.
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Feb 6, 2019 8:15AM
Pamela Spallin
Love the comment
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Oct 24, 2018 12:39PM
Shemeela Sasikumar
Interesting facts about salt.
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Sep 22, 2018 5:09AM
Sharran Dunseath
Very interesting.
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Jun 21, 2018 9:49PM
Joe Pellegrini
I was told that the word salary is derived from the Latin or German word for salt . Salzburg was named for salt and salt was paid as mine workers salary
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Jun 11, 2018 1:31PM
Thyamagondlu Siddagangappa Ramaiah
In our local language the salt referred to gratitude 'Any person who eats salt from any relatives or friends' it is a gratitude. It will be very difficult to repay back the 'salt gratitude'.
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Jun 4, 2018 7:01AM
Chandra S Singh
Very interesting-- thanks !
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May 28, 2018 5:15PM
Lynne Cage
Interesting thanks
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Feb 2, 2018 9:09PM
Satish Chandran
Ghandhi defied British rule and made a march with his followers to produce salt.The march is called Thandi march.
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Feb 1, 2018 5:59AM
Chandran David
Awesome facts !
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Jan 7, 2018 2:51AM
Rose Fenton
Yes, salt is a Preserver and the body also needs it. It also kills insects in the garden. True believers in Christ, are also salt and light in this present evil world.
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Jan 6, 2018 5:46AM
Darlene Davidson
Well seasoned narrative.
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Dec 24, 2017 5:09PM
Rita Feingold
Very interesting
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Dec 19, 2017 10:15AM
Diane Thompson
Awesome story about potato chips. That's a story I'm glad I read. Extremely interesting.
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Dec 7, 2017 3:07AM

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