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Sal Sapit Omnia

Salt flavours all 

Sal Sapit Omnia

Salt flavours all 

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C'est bien coloré.
Bill Phillips: It looks very Jolly Martine
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Sep 2019, 01:55
Just needs wheels and you could enter it in a GP, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Or put it on a railway line HS4?
I take it this is in Droitwich Bill ?
Bill Phillips: Correct Frank. Just off the High Street
Wellll... it's very green.
Bill Phillips: They had some left over in a shed somewhere
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2019, 06:24
Taken in moderation salt is a vital thing to have. I remember this contraption very well
Bill Phillips: I refer you to my reply to Chad
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Sep 2019, 07:00
Sal est malo.
Bill Phillips: the reason the body needs salt is because every single one of our cells contains large amounts of salt; salt is the generic term for "ions" - charged particles - and most of the cells in our body, in fact all of the cells in our body, are electrical. In other words they pump these ions from one side of their cell membrane, which is a lipid or oily substance and therefore an insulator, so they pump ions from one side of that membrane to the other and this means there is an electrical potential difference across the membrane of a cell and this means that this gradient - this electrical difference - can be used by the cell to do other sorts of work. So cells, for instance, do have channels through which sodium can flow into the cell and it comes down its potential difference in concentration gradient and the result is that it can be used to pull in glucose at the same time. So sugars can get into cells.

So we need salts in our cells - that's how they regulate their size by bringing water in by osmosis; that's also how they regulate electrical activity. Nerve cells, for instance, couldn't carry information without actually having this electrical gradient across the membrane because all that's happening when a nerve cells fires off an impulse is that you get a sudden flood of sodium in to one patch of a nerve cell. This brings in lots of "plus" to that part of the cell and therefore an electrical signal goes whizzing down the nerve and gets built up and regenerated as it goes down the nerve and it travels at about 50 to a 100 metres a second; so very rapid transmission of information.

So we need salts in our body, we take in salt in our diet, we absorb salts and those salts are also include important things like calcium to make your bone strong but you're also losing salts all the time when you go to the toilet for example you lose calcium, you lose phosphates. This is both in urine and faeces so you have to continuously top up the number of salts that you have in your body because you have obligate or insensible losses.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Sep 2019, 07:24
No doubt all very important to the production of salt.
Bill Phillips: Essential Alan
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Sep 2019, 07:24
Colourful Droitwich - I recall this big thingy!
Bill Phillips: It is a pump thingy Philine
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 10 Sep 2019, 09:56
Ween yourself off more than 2g of salt a day … It will only take a few weeks and some thoughtful concentration
Bill Phillips: The NHS recommendation is 2.4 g of Sodium which is equivalent to 6g of salt. Adding salt to food is not required but I do make an exception for chips. I never add salt to cooking. Many foods are high in salt and have to be avoided as far as possible. However, once in a while it is nice to have something we shouldn't. I have yet to see any health regime that has resulted in people living forever
I have an idea we might have seen this when you took us for a walk round the town centre, at least it isn't being left to go rusty.
Bill Phillips: You almost certainly did as I usually include it on my Cook's tour!
Great color!
Bill Phillips: I have no idea why it has been painted this colour but it looks nice and cheerful
But no too much of it!
Bill Phillips: All things in moderation Tom
this is in Droitwich Bill i can still remember the tour that you gave Penny and me after Ange spoiled us with a superb lunch....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It was a thoroughly enjoyable day Peter.
i just read your reply to Chad Bill... what important
Bill Phillips: Interesting I thought Peter
My son-in-law is a manager of the salt department of a large international company here in Montreal, Bill. I doubt if he would have a clue of what this contraption would be.
Bill Phillips: It is a pump. Droitwich salt comes from brine upon which the town basically floats! It was an important commodity when the Romans were here and Roman troops were paid in part with salt. Hence the Word Salary. When rock salt became available extraction from brine became uncompetitive and the industry declined. however, A locl business has started producing salt again on a fairly small scale. It is wonderful stuff!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Sep 2019, 19:02
painted so nicely

i love the sidewalk and drain cover
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Sep 2019, 19:13
after reading your responses to others, i'm in awe
Bill Phillips: Droitwich has a history dating back to Roman times

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