Why Is there Rice in Salt Shakers?

I used to think that the rice in salt shakers were clumps of salt. But at some point in my childhood I was able to open one of those shakers and examine the contents. So they weren’t clumps of salt but were rice instead. Since then, I’ve always checked the salt shakers of most restaurants, even some karinderyas have them.

The rice in salt shakers are used to absorb the moisture and avoid clumping of the condiments. You can actually put rice in several other condiments (not just salt), but also on pepper and sugar.


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