Fun Facts About Salt

January 2nd, 2014

If there was one thing that has changed the lives of humans most drastically, it might aswell be salt. The oldest usage of salt might be impossible to indicate but the first mass production and trade start around 650 bc. Since then salt has been used in everything, for food, for chemistry, for medicine, for gardening and much more. First thing to know is that there are two sort of salts, rock salt and sea salt. Rock salt has been a massive center point of history, where some of the biggest cities in antiquities were ones with salt mines around. In england, before the massive use of salt Liverpool was a small port town but with the discovery of a salt mine it went on and became one of the busiest ports in the northern west. So thats a brief summary of salt and how valuable it was. Here are a few fun facts about salt.

The table salt we eat is so fragmented that it may not seem like but salt is a rock and it has the honor of being the only rock humans eat. Of the rock salt only 5% of it ends being commercially produced. The rest of it is used for other purposes such as manufacturing glass, washing chemicals and lots of other uses.

Salt is also considered a spice but one of the only spice that has no smell. Spices are often used for taste but nearly always for smell. Salt definitely has a taste but no smell at all.

Salt can pretty much do anything here is why. Salt can remove watermarks from wood, it can repair a sponge, it can heal bug bites, clean stains from carpets, repair brooms and much more.

Salt is something that has always remain useful and valuable but surprisingly it’s price has remained pretty constant throughout history.

Salt is often mentioned in religious books and used in religious rituals. Salt is mentioned more than 30 times in the bible. Salt in some religions and sects is used for purification. Sometimes called holy salt.

Salt has also played a key role in winning battles, in one of Napoleon’s battles in Russia, he lost because his troop’s wounds wouldn’t heal due to a lack of salt.

Salt was used in sacrifices by Greeks and Hebrew tribes, if the salt would fall from the victims head it would mean bad luck. Which has become a sort of supersititions, dropping salt is considered bad luck.

Hope you enjoyed these fun facts about salt.

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