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IDF Factsheet 001/2017: The importance of salt in the manufacturing and ripening of cheese


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Salt contains the two elements sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl), which both fulfil important functions in the human body. Sodium plays a role in the regulation of our water balance and the osmotic
pressure in the cells, in the acid-base balance and in the control of muscles and nerves.

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