Why does salt make food taste better?
Salt which is basically sodium chloride makes almost everything taste better. Whether it is French fries, certain fruits, curries or even cookies. We like at least a little salt in all these foods. According to researchers. We have evolved to like salt may be because our bodies need salt for survival. What. Salt for survival. Indeed. Sodium present in salt maintains our blood pressure, transmits nerve impulses, etc. Whereas, chloride is used to produce hydrochloric acid in our stomach. Hence, to obtain salt, we have gradually developed a taste for it. Thus, salt in food makes it appealing and tasty. In addition to this, it is found that salt suppresses bitterness better than sugar. Researchers aren’t sure how. Some researchers suggest that salt neutralizes the bitter tongue receptors. While some suggest that on adding salt, the brain interprets the taste as less bitter.