Salt. Sugar. At first glance, these two substances look very similar. They're both white and crystalline.
As children, many of us watched our mothers bake and were all too happy to dip a small finger into what we thought was spilled sugar on the counter.
How many times did your tongue let you know that it was salt instead? I don't know about you, but I only had to make that mistake once.
Now as an adult who enjoys baking on occasion, I tend to be a bit messy while measuring ingredients. But before I go finger dipping, my taste buds remind me of the consequences if I've misjudged which condiment I'm reaching for.
We all know that sugar and salt are different and serve very different functions. However, outside of their respective packages, it takes more than a quick glance to tell them apart. In fact, scientists use a microscope to tell the two substances apart.
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