I was recently reading about salt and discovered how the phrase “worth your salt” came about and what the etymology of the word salary is. Throughout history, salt has been a very valuable mineral with a myriad uses and today, salt is used in more than 14,000 ways – some of which we do not realize, and most of them not in the kitchen. The use of salt is know to have been used by the ancient Egyptians where they evaporated seawater to harvest salt which they used to preserve their meat, fish.
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