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Old 01-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #28
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Salt helps retain moisture. So it is obvious one needs salt. Most of us like a slightly salty taste but salt at that level doesn't provide enough moisture. So we add more salt then add sugar to balance the saltiness.
As an experiment when you buy a city ham that is too salty try a simple sweet glaze and taste again. Usually the over saltiness is reduced.
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