Why salt enhances flavour

“Saltiness” is one of the five primary basic tastes the human tongue can detect.

The five basic/primary tastes we have are: salt, bitter, sweet, sour, and umami.

History of salt

About that proverb that Roman soldiers were paid in salt, well it’s dead and buried: if it did happen then it was for an occasional period of time, somewhere about 4 or 5 hundred years BC, when money wasn’t a currency.

The good salt

Living with salt.