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Salt, Meet Fruit

Add a dash, pinch or sprinkle to your fruit
Photo: Lizzie Munro/Tasting Table
Salted Watermelon

Using salt on both ripe and unripened fruit should be your new kitchen trick.

Though there's almost nothing better than perfectly ripened fruit, adding a pinch of salt actually amplifies the fruit's natural flavor—making it essentially a more enhanced version of itself—while sprinkling a pinch of salt to unripened fruit can actually reduce its bitterness. Try it the next time you're biting into a fresh peach or making a fruit salad.

The play on salt and fruit is not necessarily a new one: Just ask the Italians, who love wrapping pieces of melons with thin slices of salty prosciutto.

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