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Do you salt your fruit?

My friend from Costa Rica puts salt on her fresh oranges. I tried it and while it was not bad, I don't know if it's good enough to be worth the extra sodium. However I have discovered a little salt in my homemade Lemonade is just the ticket. It made me wonder if anyone puts salt on any other fruit, or in fruit drinks?

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  1. A tiny bit of salt and pepper on cantaloupe, and sometimes a spritz of lime if I have it.

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    1. re: pinehurst

      Not really. But, I love fresh cracked pepper on cantaloupe!

      1. re: chloebell

        I've put salt on my cantaloupe, but not pepper. Will try that next.

      2. re: pinehurst

        Pepper on cantaloupe is so lovely! I never did it until having a wonderful cantaloupe margarita with a pepper rim.

        1. re: debbiel

          I definitely salt (lightly) melons, avocado, tomatoes and cucumbers. I have never considered salting berries, apples, pineapple, mangoes, citrus fruits, guavas or pears, but now I'm interested to see if it improves them in any way.

      3. A little salt on watermelon.........sometimes.

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        1. re: Uncle Bob

          along that line I love feta with watermelon because of the salty/sweet combo

          1. re: Uncle Bob

            A thumb's up for salt on watermelon. Been doing that since I was a little girl.

            1. re: thegforceny

              Not salt, but a friend from El Salvador introduced me to ripe mango with hot sauce. I typically use a cayenne mash like Crystal or Cholula Chili Lime Sauce.

              1. Watermelon, guava, pineapple.

                1. Yes, I lightly salt a good apple. Haven't tried it on oranges but will do so. Will advise.

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                  1. re: mudcat

                    A little salt does enhance the flavor of an orange that needs it. Tried it yesterday and two Library ladies agreed with me.