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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Salt... How much to Store

Salt... How Much to Store?

Salt is a very basic need that we all need to surive in any situation. We need Sodium on a daily basis to keep our bodies working properly.

It is recommended to have for a one year Food Storage 8 pounds of Salt per person. Yes I said eight pounds. 8 pounds per person is the "new" Recommendation.

Salt was a treasured commodity in the Ancient World, not only for it flavor, but also for its preservative properties. When storing salt in you Food Storage, choose the iodized salt. We all need that mineral unless you are allergic. 

You can also choose to store, pickling salt, for making pickles, Rock Salt for making ice cream.  Salt may be used in the drying process to increase the storage time of some foods, such as fish.  Salt and water brines may
be used to prevent the growth of spoilage organisms in some foods. Excess salt may be washed away before food is used.

Storage life of salt is.... Store salt in its original container in a dry, cool, dark place and it will keep indefinitely. So long as you do not let it get contaminated with dirt, insects, or rodents.


Over time iodized salt may turn yellow, but this is harmless and it may still be used. Salt will absorb moisture
if not sealed in an air tight container.  If it does absorb moisture and cakes up, it can be dried in the oven and
then broken up and used with no harm done.

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