Can you boil salt out of foods?

Yes, if you add plenty of water. When boiling ham or bacon we often put it in water, bring it to the

boil, and then discard the first water and replace it for the rest of the cooking. This gets rid of some of the salt. However, if you have a liquid (e.g. a soup or gravy), boiling it will only evaporate some of the water, making it more salty.

Yes, it is possible to boil necessary nutrients, vitamins, and electrolytes like salt (sodium) out of the foods we prepare. One way to avoid this is to only boil for the time required for cooking. A second way to reclaim some of the nutients is to use the leftover water in a sauce or soup.