Kōrero: Salt

A bucket of salt

A bucket of salt

This worker in a dairy factory is about to tip a bucket of salt into a large butter churn. At the time, in 1947, salt was added to butter at a rate of 1.5–2% by weight. Before refrigeration, salt was an important addition: salted butter lasted much longer than the unsalted variety. In 2005, blocks of butter still had the same percentage of added salt. The dairy industry remains a heavy user of salt, mainly in its butter and cheesemaking processes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-034251; F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Salt - Sea salt', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4327/a-bucket-of-salt (accessed 5 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006