- Salting (food)
Salting is the preservation of
foodwith salt. It is related to pickling(preparing food with brine, rather than dry salt). It is one of many methods of preserving food.
Salting is used because most bacteria,
fungiand other potentially pathogenic organisms cannot survive in a highly salty environment. Any living cell in such an environment will become dehydrated through osmosisand die or become temporarily inactivated.
Jewish and Muslim
dietary laws, require the removal of blood from freshly slaughtered meat, which may be accomplished with the use of salt or brine.
Curing (food preservation)
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