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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Salt, a common form of which is chemically known as sodium chloride, was one the essential chemical compounds for the creation of life. As well as being essential for the life processes of many races and cultures, it was also the most common spice in the galaxy.

On planet M-113, the M-113 creatures had evolved the ability to drain salt from a prey's bodies via suckers on their hands, and it would sustain them for a time. When the crew of the USS Enterprise encountered the last surviving creature in 2266, several crewmen were killed. (TOS episode: "The Man Trap")

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Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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Level: 1
Category: Powder
Weight: 1 pod
Sells to NPC: 0 kamas
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Once ground, Salt makes your bread salty and tasty

Salt is a powder.




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Salt is mostly sodium chloride (NaCl).

Salt is a dietary mineral essential for animal life, composed primarily of sodium chloride. Salt flavor is one of the basic tastes, and salt is the most popular food seasoning. Salt is also an important preservative.



Salt for human consumption is produced in different forms: unrefined salt (such as sea salt), refined salt (table salt), and iodized salt. It is a crystalline solid, white, pale pink or light grey in color, normally obtained from sea water or rock deposits. Edible rock salts may be slightly greyish in color due to this mineral content.

Chloride and sodium ions, the two major components of salt, are necessary for the survival of all known living creatures, including humans. Salt is involved in regulating the water content (fluid balance) of the body. Salt cravings may be caused by trace mineral deficiencies as well as by a deficiency of sodium chloride itself. Conversely, overconsumption of salt increases the risk of health problems, including high blood pressure.

Forms of Salt

Unrefined Salt: Different natural salts have different mineralities, giving each one a unique flavor. Fleur de sel, natural sea salt harvested by hand, has a unique flavor varying from region to region.

Some advocates for sea salt assert that unrefined sea salt is healthier than refined salts.[1] However, completely raw sea salt is bitter due to magnesium and calcium compounds, and thus is rarely eaten. The refined salt industry cites scientific studies saying that raw sea and rock salts do not contain enough iodine salts to prevent iodine deficiency diseases.[2]

Refined Salt: Refined salt, which is most widely used presently, is mainly sodium chloride. Food grade salt accounts for only a small part of salt production in industrialised countries (3% in Europe[3]) although world-wide, food uses account for 17.5% of salt production[4]. The majority is sold for industrial use. Salt has great commercial value because it is a necessary ingredient in the manufacturing of many things. A few common examples include: the production of pulp and paper, setting dyes in textiles and fabrics, and the making of soaps and detergents.

Table Salt: Table salt is refined salt, 99% sodium chloride.[5][6] It usually contains substances that make it free-flowing (anticaking agents) such as sodium silicoaluminate or magnesium carbonate. It is common practice to put a few grains of uncooked rice or half a dry cracker (such as Saltine) in salt shakers to absorb extra moisture when anticaking agents are not enough.

Salt Substitutes

Salt intake can be reduced by simply reducing the quantity of salty foods in a diet, without recourse to salt substitutes. Salt substitutes have a taste similar to table salt and contain mostly potassium chloride, which will increase potassium intake. Excess potassium intake can cause hyperkalemia. Various diseases and medications may decrease the body's excretion of potassium, thereby increasing the risk of hyperkalemia. If you have kidney failure, heart failure or diabetes, seek medical advice before using a salt substitute. A manufacturer, LoSalt, has issued an advisory statement[7] that people taking the following prescription drugs should not use a salt substitute: Amiloride, Triamterene, Dytac, Spironolactone (Brand name Aldactone), Eplerenone and Inspra.


  1. "Sea Salt is Good for You."
  2. Iodine in Non-Iodized Sea Salt.
  3. European Salt Producers' Association
  4. Roskill Information Services.
  5. Nutritional analysis provided with Tesco Table Salt, from Tesco Stores Ltd (UK) states 38.9% sodium by weight which equals 98.9% sodium chloride.
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  7. LoSalt Advisory Statement (PDF)
  • Department of Health, Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the UK: Report of the Panel on DRVs of the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Food Policy , The Stationery Office.
  • Kurlansky, Mark. Salt: A World History. New York: Walker & Co., 2002.
  • Laszlo, Pierre. Salt: Grain of Life. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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"Salt" redirects here. For the item used in Icthlarin's Little Helper, see Pile of salt.

Bags of salt can be purchased from any Slayer master, and are used to finish off rockslugs that are at 3 hitpoints or less. When used, the rockslug disintegrates, drying up and shrinking, consuming the bag of salt. Using a bag of salt on a rockslug with 4 or more hitpoints has no effect, and still consumes a bag of salt. Bags of salt are also used during the Fur 'n' Seek quest in order to salt the hides of various animals.


  • The effect of salt on rockslugs in RuneScape mirrors the effects of salt on slugs on Earth. The salt provokes a reaction in which the slug's internal liquids are oozed out to dilute the salt and thus maintain the slug's external mucus layer. 

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Arconan officials destroy a seized pressure keg of salt.

Salt, also known as sodium chloride,[1] was a common mineral in the galaxy.

To most species it was useful and harmless in small quantities. However to Arcona it caused a powerful addiction that was very difficult to break. Many Arconas became addicted to salt after it was introduced to their world by offworlders. It caused their eyes to turn golden. Some notable salt-addicts were Hem Dazon of Tatooine, and the Jedi Knight Izal Waz.

Salt mines were found on a number of planets, including Moorja. Salt was also used on Dubrava to remove leeches that lived in the canals.




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