10 Innovative Uses for Salt
Mark’s Daily Apple
by Mark Sisson: 8
Unusual Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
salt shaker on your table was only good for seasoning an otherwise
bland dish? Or perhaps something to throw down on the pavement to
prevent a lawsuit during icy weather? Turns out salt actually has
a number of innovative albeit strange uses related
to health, cooking and food preparation.
1. Got Milk?
Add a pinch
of salt (and seriously, keep it to a very small pinch!) to a carton
of milk to help preserve its freshness.
Eat a lot of
eggs? Then be sure to keep salt at hand! Not sure if those eggs
at the bottom of the fridge are any good? Drop em in a glass
of water with 2 tbsp of salt if they sink to the bottom,
theyre still fresh, but if they rise to the top, you should
probably give them a pass! Need a use for that salt water (and those
good eggs)? Try boiling them in salt water itll make
them easier to peel! Dropped an egg on the floor? Cover with salt
and let sit for 20 minutes itll make clean up a snap!
in a Bottle:
If that water
bottle youve been toting to the gym is beginning to smell
a little less than pleasant, try sprinkling in a little salt. Not
only will it sop up any remaining moisture (often the culprit behind
the offending odor) but it will also sweeten and deodorize the container.
Just remember to rinse before your refill! As a side note, this
same trick will also work with your stinkiest sneakers!
yourself a bit of a coffee connoisseur so you know when that coffees
been overcooked. The solution? Add some salt itll take
care of the bitterness (and can later be used with ice cubes to
clean the coffee pot!)
hot, cold. Season changes can definitely take a toll on the skin.
Reduce the itch associated with dry skin and soften up scaly
patches by soaking in a tub filled with 1 cup of table salt
or sea salt.
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November 8, 2011
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