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Why is salt sometimes used on watermelons?

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2010-09-12 16:49:33

"Salting_Fruit" id="Salting_Fruit">Salting Fruit

The people who salt mellons or other fruit swear that it makes the

fruit taste sweeter. I know of no research confirming or refuting

their opinions.

It has been shown that salt can block the bitter taste receptors

on the tongue. This allows the sweet taste receptors to be more

heightened by sweet. So while salt doesn't make the object sweeter

by blocking some of the bitter taste buds he sweet taste buds are

more active.


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