Salts and flavors in food between Estonia/Norway

Salt og smak i maten Estland/Norge

Nesten alt smør i Estland er uten salt. Faktisk så kan Estere brekke seg med tanken på salt i smør. I Norge er det heller motsatt.

Har kommet til at Estland som i Sovjet tiden var hovedleverandør av kjøtt og meieriprodukter til Moskva og Leningrad nok ikke ville frakte salt i tillegg, det er jo noen prosent av det i det Norske smøret.

For noen uker siden kjøpte jeg sild, tok mot til meg og spiste to fileter. Syntes det var litt vel tamt i smaken og tenkte feilproduksjon. Jentene spiste opp resten og det de hadde å si var at det var alt for salt!

Almost all the butter in Estonia is without any salt.  Actually Estonians get disgusted if it is too much of it in there. In Norway, it is quite the opposite.

I have concluded that in the Soviet Russian times as Estonia was the main supplier of meat and dairy to Moscow and Leningrad, they didn’t add any salt to not make the products heavier for transport.

A few weeks ago I bought herring, gathered my courage and ate two fillets.  I thought it was a bit bland in taste and thought maybe it was a production error. The girls ate the rest and all they had to say was that it was too salty!

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