Artisphere Log #Week 11


The addition of Salt


Salt has been used as a preservative, since ancient times, to protect food against bacteria, mold, and spoiling. Also, ever noticed how quickly open wounds heal when you swim in the ocean? Salt works by drying food and absorbing water from foods, making the environment too dry to support harmful mold or bacteria. Salt draws moisture out of cells via the process of osmosis. Salt affects the osmotic pressure of foods, making the environment inhospitable for bacteria that spoil foods.