Do you get paid a salary? Do you have a colleague who is “worth their salt”? Ever described someone as the “salt of the earth”? Do you know the origin of the word “salad”?
Salt has been at the heart of human existence for millenia. In the first of a series of articles Chris Kresser covers the history of salt and how it became such a valuable commodity across human cultures.
It’s worth a thought. Why was salt so fundamental to the development of human societies? There are plenty of other white powders that might have fulfilled that role but no – it was salt.