Answer to Question #65558 in Other Biology for Irshad

Question #65558
Why is salt added in excess to pickles?
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Expert's answer
2017-03-04T08:29:05-0500
High concentration of salt creates the hypertonic solution, which is not favorable for reproduction of bacteria. Only limited number of species can survive under salt concentrations higher than 10%. Thus, salt in pickles works for their preservation via inhibition of reproduction of microorganisms.

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