Salt, also known as table salt, or rock salt, is a mineral that is composed primarily of sodium chloride. It is essential for animal life in small quantities, but is harmful to animals and plants in excess. Salt is one of the oldest, most ubiquitous food seasonings and salting is an important method of food preservation. The taste of salt (saltiness) is one of the basic human tastes.
Salt is my favorite secret ingredient. I love how I can taste this heavenly condiment in sweet treats like chocolate chip cookies and homemade vanilla ice cream. Yum.
And of course there are few salty snacks that beat McDonald's french fries.
Not to mention tortilla chips, popcorn, peanuts, and of course salt and vinegar CHIPS!