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Is salt a disinfectant

Updated: 10/6/2023
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Salt is better classified as a microbial inhibitor - it reduces the amount of water available for the bacteria to grow and so stops them from growing and dividing. If used in high enough concentrations, salt can be an antimicrobial, but very few people will apply enough salt to a food to make this happen.

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Sodium chloride is not a disinfectant but it is a strong preservative and antibacterial substance.

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Yes, because sodium chloride can destroy microorganisms.

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