used for salting fish
Salt is being added to
Salting is a treatment for
food to make it last longer. Salting means that the food is treated with
Salting is similar to
pickling. In pickling, food is treated with
brine. The main types of food that are salted are
Bacon is an example of salted meat. It was discovered in the 19th century that salt mixed with nitrites (
saltpeter) would color meats red, rather than grey, and consumers at that time then strongly preferred the red-colored meat. The food hence preserved stays healthy and fresh for days avoiding bacterial decay.
Salting is one of the ancient ways to preserve food.