Food & Recipes

Why You Should Add Salt To Your Fruit This Summer

In case you haven’t been able to find enough uses for salt around your house, you can now add “sprinkling it on some fruit” to your list. That’s right, on fruit. The next time you slice into a melon or pull the peel off a juicy orange, don’t forget to sprinkle a little salt on there before taking a bite.

salt shaker photo
Photo by 1lenore

Sound appealing? Don’t knock it till you try it.

Salt can actually enhance the natural flavors found in your fruits helping to draw out their sweetness. It can also mask the bitterness of a fruit that isn’t quite ripe. So when you aren’t patient enough to let your fruit ripen just make sure you add some salt before digging in.

Chances are you’ve already been exposed to this combination without even realizing it. Whether it was a salt-rimmed cocktail or a meat wrapped melon, this blend shouldn’t be too far out of your comfort zone.

If you really want to push your flavor profiles try adding flavored salts into the mix. I know you may think I’m getting a little crazy here but chile salt on some pineapple or maybe some smoked sea salt on peaches are sure to get people talking.

Even if you are a little less daring, at least shake salt straight onto some watermelon this summer. It’s worth a try and who knows it may bring a whole new meaning to your sweet and salty cravings.

fruit salad photo
Photo by lisaclarke