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Salt and sugar as preservatives /conservatives ?
« on: 27/12/2007 15:30:02 »
Dear Sirs/Madams/in-betweeners,


Here is some salt:



Nice eh ?...don;t ewe just want to rub it into some thinly sliced pork and make some Prosciutto ?





and here's some sugar:
one lump or two ?





Which of the two preserves/conserves the best ?...and how do they do it ?...do they do it the same way ?


....doesn't bacteria luff sugar ?...so how does le sucre preserve/conserve as it does ?

Thanks

Hugs & Shmishes


Neil

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« Last Edit: 27/12/2007 15:32:30 by neilep »


 

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Salt and sugar as preservatives /conservatives ?
« Reply #1 on: 27/12/2007 18:42:56 »
Bacteria love sugar the same way you do - give them a little, and they are happy, but give them a lot, and their metabolism gets upset.

Both salt and sugar are also hygroscopic, so they soak up the water that bacteria need to survive.
 

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