Salt, Part 9 (final): Don’t Eat Food Without It
Salt is an essential mineral that we can’t live without. Salt has an important role in the history of man, and even today is used as a large-scale delivery vehicle for iodine, essentially medicating the entire population. Our bodies have dedicated means of detecting and absorbing salt and for maintaining its balance in our bodies. For cooking, salt plays some role in virtually every dish we prepare, whether it’s the purposeful absence of salt, the addition of salt to bring out flavors or suppress bitterness, or to infuse meat with moisture and flavor. Food without salt is just a collection of textures! Is salt unhealthy? Like anything, too much of a good thing can be bad for you, but we know for sure, no salt is no good!