Ever wondered when dessert recipes ask for a little amount of salt in them that what is the role of sodium in a cake, bread or pastries?

While salt is a small ingredient but the role of salt is so important that you will find it in all cuisines of food across the world. 

Salt consists of small grains and crystals, essentially the molecules of sodium chloride. It is a mineral primarily composed of a chemical sodium chloride. That's why it is usually referred to as sodium as well.

Types of salt: - Table salt. - Kosher salt. - Sea salt. - Iodized salt.  - Pink salt.

Salt helps with: - slowing fermentation rate of bread dough. - tightens the protein network in the dough. - balances sugar in desserts and enhances the flavor.