14th of September 2015

how does salt prevent fish from decaying?

Anagha Subhash - CBSE - Class VI

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 22:15:PM


Hi Anagha, 

Salt is used as a preservative because, it has the ability to draw out water from the cells by the process of osmosis; As a result of this the fish becomes dry and the environment becomes unfavourable for the growth of harmful microorganisms, thus preventing it from decay. 

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 18:01:PM