Salt is an indispensable part of every one of our dishes, so we need to know how to properly store it.
Generally, fine salt should be crumbly and dry. If we don't store it properly, it can get moisture and become very hard like a lump. To avoid that, here are some important tips to follow when storing salt.
- You must store the salt in a place where there is no moisture and it is constantly ventilated;
- When filling a salt shaker, it should be tightly covered to prevent air and moisture from entering;
- Do not touch the salt with wet or greasy hands and do not take the salt with a moist or wet spoon;
- If you store the salt in a jar or other large container, you can put it inside a small bag made of cheesecloth that is filled with rice - that way, if moisture gets into the container, the bag of rice will absorb it;
- If you have the opportunity, it is good to store the salt in linen bags. If you do not have such an opportunity, it is best to store the salt in glass containers or in the original packaging, which has not been opened. If you are going to put the salt in salt shakers, they should be wooden or ceramic if possible;
- If you have decided to store the salt in plastic containers, you must make sure that these containers are intended specifically for food storage.
Each person needs 5-7 grams of salt per day. During the summer season, when we sweat more often, the amount of salt increases to 10-15 grams per day.