Think of salt uses and one thing springs to mind – seasoning. There’s no denying that salt brings out the individuality of vegetables, puts the ‘oomph’ into bland starches, deepens the flavour of desserts and develops the flavour of certain fruits. However, you may be surprised to learn that salt has many varied uses that go beyond a simple seasoning.
In fact, it’s thought that salt’s known uses number beyond 14,000! But despite these uses still being very practical and economical, many of them have been forgotten.
Around the house, salt acts as an excellent cleaning agent, either on its own or in combination with other substances. From cleaning greasy pans, removing wine stains to extending broom life, salt should be a staple of your cleaning cupboard essentials. Within the kitchen salt also has many uses including peeling eggs, crisping salad and improving boiled potatoes.
We make no guarantee of the results if you do give any of these uses or tips a whirl, but as they have been handed down over the years in many households, there must be some truth in them. The only way to find out is to give them a go yourself, so what are you waiting for?