Sep 14 # 1 of 16
Where do these come from? How are they grown?
Sep 14 # 2 of 16
Salt is grown from crystals. To begin growing salt, you need to find a salt mine (where lots of sea water has dried) or an ocean. The salt mine is easiest since the growing has been done. But if that's not nearby, then the easiest thing to do is to get some sea water, and dry it out. Before salt mines were built, salt was very valuable because of the amount of work needed to dry salt water and get the salt. And it was the main way to preserve foods. Nowadays we don't think anything of salt.
Pepper comes from a tropical vine. It's the berries, that are picked and dried. Whole pepper is the whole pepper berry dried, and ground pepper is the dried pepper berry that's been ground. It's native to India and other tropical regions, and is the most common seasoning in use.
Sep 14 # 3 of 16
The pepper info was very intresting. Thank you. The salt info made me go "DUH!! I'm an idiot" LOL
Sep 14 # 4 of 16
The salt info made me go "DUH!! I'm an idiot" LOL
I was trying to be funny. I'm glad it came across that way
But really, salt used to be used as money because of what it took to dry sea water. Nowaways oil has made the mining of salt from deep mines cheap, and it's almost meaningless in price.
Sep 15 # 5 of 16
Yes, I think it's the only seasoning in the store that costs under $1... heck under $3. You'd think that since it's used so much it would cost alot more...but.... for once they're not screwing us on price just because we consume alot of it.