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The Salt of the Earth

written by: pantera182
 
Everybody knows that a little salt goes a long way. Find out what you have been missing by taking this quiz.

Question 1:


What is the basic chemical compound that table salt is composed of?
Sodium chloride
Potassium iodide
Calcium carbonate
Sodium bicarbonate

Question 2:


What is 'Fleur de sel'?
A type of salty French biscuits
A species of seaweed that live only in sea water with very high salinity
A plant that contains the highest amount of sodium chloride of all plants
Natural sea salt

Question 3:


Which of these chemical compounds is added to table salt as an anti-caking agent?
Calcium carbonate
Tricalcium phosphate
All of these
Magnesium carbonate

Question 4:


Which of these condiments has a high salt content and can pretty much fulfill the need for table salt?
Soy sauce
All of these
Fish sauce
Oyster sauce

Question 5:


What chemical is added to table salt in some European countries to prevent tooth decay?
Sodium fluoride
Potassium carbonate
Sodium nitrate
Calcium sulfate

Question 6:


Potassium iodide, sodium iodide, or sodium iodate are added to table salt in order to prevent iodine deficiency. What health problems does iodine deficiency cause?
Thyroid gland disorders
Adrenal gland malfunction
Cardiovascular problems
Skin and bone disorders

Question 7:


Excessive salt consumption can lead to high blood pressure.
True
False

Question 8:


What is the daily salt intake recommended by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition for the United Kingdom?
4 grams
1 gram
6 grams
2.5 grams

Question 9:


Which of these medical conditions is linked to excessive salt consumption?
Osteoporosis
All of these
Duodenal ulcers and gastric ulcers
Edema

Question 10:


There are two main sources of salt - sea water and rock salt.
False
True

 


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