Name one thing that tastes worse if you put salt on it.
Protip: You can't
>salt in food is sodium cholride
Nigger are you fucking retarded? Sodium chloride needs an exact ratio of 1:1 of sodium and chloride to even exist. Without the exact substance it can't even form. In fruits there is definitely now build of sodium chloride.
Given that salt is a very basic flavor enhancer and pretty much every chef worth a damn will tell you to AT LEAST use as much salt as possible before it takes a noticeable taste in the dish, pretty much nothing.
Although sodium is the sixth most abundant element on earth and comprises about 2.6% of the earth's crust, it is a very reactive element and is never found free in nature. Pure sodium was first isolated by Sir Humphry Davy in 1807 through the electrolysis of caustic soda (NaOH). Since sodium can ignite on contact with water, it must be stored in a moisture free environment.
Sodium is used in the production of titanium, sodamide, sodium cyanide, sodium peroxide, and sodium hydride. Liquid sodium has been used as a coolant for nuclear reactors. Sodium vapor is used in streetlights and produces a brilliant yellow light.
Sodium also forms many useful compounds. Some of the most common are: table salt (NaCl), soda ash (Na2CO3), baking soda (NaHCO3), caustic soda (NaOH), Chile saltpeter (NaNO3) and borax (Na2B4O7·10H2O).