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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salt, table salt, common saltnoun

    white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

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  1. table saltnoun

    Sodium chloride, the salt most commonly used to season food at the table, usually used to distinguish from other compounds recognized as salts by chemists.

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  1. table salt

    Salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in the form of a natural crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. Salt is present in vast quantities in seawater. The open ocean has about 35 g (1.2 oz) of solids per liter of sea water, a salinity of 3.5%. Salt is essential for life in general, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings, and is known to uniformly improve the taste perception of food, including otherwise unpalatable food. Salting, brining, and pickling are also ancient and important methods of food preservation. Some of the earliest evidence of salt processing dates to around 6,000 BC, when people living in the area of present-day Romania boiled spring water to extract salts; a salt-works in China dates to approximately the same period. Salt was also prized by the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Hittites, Egyptians, and Indians. Salt became an important article of trade and was transported by boat across the Mediterranean Sea, along specially built salt roads, and across the Sahara on camel caravans. The scarcity and universal need for salt have led nations to go to war over it and use it to raise tax revenues. Salt is used in religious ceremonies and has other cultural and traditional significance. Salt is processed from salt mines, and by the evaporation of seawater (sea salt) and mineral-rich spring water in shallow pools. The greatest single use for salt (sodium chloride) is as a feedstock for the production of chemicals. It is used to produce caustic soda and chlorine; it is also used in the manufacturing processes of polyvinyl chloride, plastics, paper pulp and many other products. Of the annual global production of around three hundred million tonnes of salt, only a small percentage is used for human consumption. Other uses include water conditioning processes, de-icing highways, and agricultural use. Edible salt is sold in forms such as sea salt and table salt which usually contains an anti-caking agent and may be iodised to prevent iodine deficiency. As well as its use in cooking and at the table, salt is present in many processed foods. Sodium is an essential nutrient for human health via its role as an electrolyte and osmotic solute. Excessive salt consumption may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, in children and adults. Such health effects of salt have long been studied. Accordingly, numerous world health associations and experts in developed countries recommend reducing consumption of popular salty foods. The World Health Organization recommends that adults consume less than 2,000 mg of sodium, equivalent to 5 grams of salt per day.

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  1. table salt

    Table salt, also known as sodium chloride, is a white crystalline substance commonly used for seasoning and preserving food. It is predominantly composed of sodium and chloride ions, arranged in a cubic crystal structure. It is derived from sea water or from mining salt deposits, and often contains additives to prevent clumping.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of table salt in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of table salt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of table salt in a Sentence

  1. Ashita Gupta:

    Worldwide, iodine deficiency is one of the causes ofan enlarged thyroid glandand hypothyroidism, however, iodine deficiency is rare in developed countries due to supplementation in table salt and certain foods such as dairy and bread.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    LIFE AND LONGEVITY MUST ACT IN SYNERGY. HERE'S, ONE EXAMPLE:-eg. SODIUM AND CHLORINE FORMS THE BASIS OF -TABLE SALT- SO OFTEN EATEN SAFELY ON OUR FOOD--BUT TAKEN SEPARATELY, ARE DEADLY POISONS WHICH WILL IMMEDIATELY KILL US. SYNERGY IN THEIR COMBINED EFFECTS GUARANTEES THEIR SAFETY FOR LIFE. THIS REASONING IS ANALOGOUS TO HOW-HOMEOSTASIS AND EQUILIBRIUM GIVES A CLUE TO THE BODY'S FUNCTIONAL NORMALITY.

  3. Stephen King:

    Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.


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