Why is salt sometimes used on watermelons?
The people who salt mellons or other fruit swear that it makes the
fruit taste sweeter. I know of no research confirming or refuting
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