Do you salt your food out of habit or for the taste?

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  1. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    Do you salt your food out of habit or for the taste?

  2. Goody5 profile image65
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    I like to salt & pepper my food for the taste.

  3. SOKCGOLD profile image60
    SOKCGOLDposted 5 years ago

    Only for taste. I know many people who sit down to a meal and the first thing they do is reach for the salt (and pepper) before they even taste the food. But, since I do most of the cooking at home, I already know what the seasoning is like. (My wife has high blood pressure, so I generally don't use a lot of salt if I can avoid it.) I think you always need to at least taste what the cook presents you. Then, if you personally would like to adjust a little, go for it.

  4. Miranda Birt profile image71
    Miranda Birtposted 5 years ago

    I used to salt my food out of habit. I try to keep the salt out of the way, though, and when it's not right there asking to be shaken, I usually don't need it. I also don't use plain, iodized salt because I think it is too salty. I prefer sea salt or Pink Himalayan sea salt. Great flavor without being overpowering.

  5. Felicity45 profile image74
    Felicity45posted 5 years ago

    I salt for taste. I use very little salt when I cook so I always salt to taste when I eat. I never salt when I'm out because the food generally has way more salt than I'm used to.

  6. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Wow. I just did a quiz on this for a hub on low-sodium seasoning. I do not salt food on my plate out of habit or for taste. I season with herbs and low sodium seasonings during prep phase of cooking.

  7. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 5 years ago

    For taste.  My mom always kept the salt shaker away from us and made our food unsalted, so now as an adult I find most food way too salty.  I always wondered why some people salt their food before tasting it, I guess it really can become just a habit.

  8. moonfairy profile image78
    moonfairyposted 5 years ago

    always for the taste. My husband will always salt his food before he even tastes it....I always taste first and salt if needed.

  9. Trish303 profile image72
    Trish303posted 5 years ago

    I add salt to my food while cooking to help the flavor of the dish not for it to have its own flavor.

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I use  a lot less salt than I used to. Most restaurant food now usually tastes too salty to me.  The only exception is french fries (which I also eat infrequently). They still need salt.


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