sugar or salt?

United States
February 12, 2012 1:57pm CST
Do you like to dip your fav fruit or veggie in sugar? salt? I know when I was a kid I was strange and dipped my carrots in sugar. Doesn't sugar make everything taste sweeter? *LOL* Then there's the veggies you put salt on like a cucumber or radish. I saw one that was unusual to dip a tomato in sugar, I guess sometimes there's a touch of sugar in processed tomato sauces I have never thought about the idea of actually dipping a tomato in sugar.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
12 Feb 12
I don't do either - but the roomie salts most veggies, heck, she salts a lot of stuff I'd just leave plain...
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
12 Feb 12
I depends. I put salt on my cucumbers, watermelon, tomatoes, & apples. I also use salt on my grapefruit as my Mom said sugar was bad for you. I'm a carrot purist...opting to eat them as they are!!!
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
12 Feb 12
I actually do not add anymore salt or sugar than whats already on the food item, there is just to much of either in it already. I'm glad I have never wanted to dip a tomato in sugar ever in my life, that just sounds repulsive to me.
• United States
12 Feb 12
Hi 3SnubgleBunnies, I don't use salt anymore, but I do use No Salt, which to me tastes a lot like salt. I love dipping raw veggies in it. I don't use sugar either... but I do use Splenda. I like to dip strawberries in splenda... yummy!
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
13 Feb 12
Awesome, PQ! That's the BEST way to eat strawberries!!! YUM!!!!!
• United States
14 Feb 12
Cooked veggies I do put on some salt and pepper but that is it. Fresh fruit and veggies I do not put anything one. My mother loves her tomatoes with sugar and cream though. Always has. I on the other hand do put vinegar on my tomatoes with some basil.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
14 Feb 12
I put salt on my cucumbers and on my melons such as cantaloupe and honeydew. Strawberries I will usually put sugar on unless they are in a salad then I put pepper on them.
• United States
13 Feb 12
Well, I know that people really shouldn't do this, but I don't think that it is too bad if you only use a little bit of it. I would really dip anything into sugar because it can be bad for your health if you use too much of it.
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
It depends on your taste, if you have a very sensitive taste you don't need sugar or salt to dip. Like in cucumber or radish, I don't use sugar or salt because the cucumber in my taste when I ate it, it tastes refreshingly light bitter sweet or in radish it tastes sour sweet with a little bit stingy. By the way, I use tomato with sugar when I want to make it as a fruit shake. Well in my taste sugar and tomato are compatible in taste. It tastes like cherry and watermelon in one. Well each of us, have different unique tastes.
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
13 Feb 12
it depends on what you are really dipping. I like putting salt in pineapple, it just make it taste right, and salt in some fruits such as orange and mango(not the sweet one). I even dipped mango with salt, and vinegar. And for sugar, it's a bit limited, i eat sweet potato with sugar,..
@savypat (20247)
• United States
13 Feb 12
I like amany different dipps for fresh vegatables. Ranch dressing is one of the best, I think it is rather salty.
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
It really depends on what kind of fruits or veggie that you are going to eat. An Indian Mango is great with salt. A cucumber for sugar. It would be so awful if we are going to pair Sugar with an Indian Mango.
@sjvg1976 (18039)
• Delhi, India
13 Feb 12
Hello 3SnuggleBunnies, I never use sugar on fruits/vegetables i just prefer salt/pepper as it adds flavour to it.I always put salt and sprinkle lemon on raddish as it taste great.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
It really depends on the vegetable if it would be salt or sugar that will be used. Sometimes, especially when my mom used to make pickles, she would use both. I miss her radish pickle, because it wasn't too salty because of the added sugar. I cannot make it the way she does because it takes too much time to prepare because you have to squeeze the radishes in order to remove the bitter taste. I don't use sugar with tomatoes, only salt. And for cucumbers, I would slice these real thin then make a dressing of vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar.
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
13 Feb 12
Depends on the fruit ! If its green mango I prefer to dip it in the salt. And when its the fruit is sour I like to dip it in sugar :) And also it depends on the person taste ! hehe
• Canada
13 Feb 12
I have never thought of dipping a tomato in sugar. I don't think i'll ever want to try it either, doesn't sound a nice combination. Putting salt or sugar depends on what I am eating. I add salt on my cucumber and most fruits I put ugar if I feel like it. Otherwise, I prefer to eat my fruits just as they are without adding anything on top of them...
• United States
12 Feb 12
My watermelon has to have salt on it. My tomatoes salt as well. I need salad dressing on cucumbers.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
12 Feb 12
I grew up putting sugar on my tomatoes.....but that is the only veggie I do that to.....otherwise I eat them plain...no salt here....but the sugar on tomatoes...wonderful!
@sweetajlo (175)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
on veggies i dip it in salt, in fruits avocado dip with sugar or salt. have you tried salt in avocado?it taste like a yolk of an egg... :)
• United States
12 Feb 12
I may add a little salt when preparing a dish (it helps to bring out the flavor of the food), but I don't just dip vegetables or fruits in salt or sugar. Good quality, fresh, local, organic veggies and fruit tend to be flavorful in their own right--and healthy. While I do need to cut back on my refined sugar intake (I know where the good bakeries are), I'm good about not keeping it in my kitchen. I use other things (such as honey) to sweeten foods.
@MandaLee (3691)
• United States
12 Feb 12
Neither. I love eating vegetables and dip. My favorite dip is ranch dressing. Have a wonderful day!