Salt: A World History

by Mark Kurlansky

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Salt: A World History

by Mark Kurlansky


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  • Politics

    Who would have thought that salt would be political? The Romans had it, the Celts had it, and the Chinese had it. The fact of the matter is is that salt was a huge commodity. The Romans even paid their army in salt. The Vikings had salted fish and then they could travel long distances on their boats

  • Uses

    Salt is important to human existence. We first began using salt to preserve food and add flavor. salt was an important item for trade. At one point it was even used as money, because of the benefits that people got from salting their food to preserve it and adding flavor to the foods they were eat

  • Salt

    Ever hear the expression, “If they’re worth their salt...” it’s because once upon a time, salt was a big deal, a hot commodity that caused political uprisings and trade booms. Salt is sodium chloride, which nutritional labels shorten to “sodium” on the packaging of food. Interesting fact, salt is co

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