Humble and unassuming, salt is often taken for granted in the kitchen. It can create an entirely new experience which is even more delightful when paired with another every day food – fruit! In Asia it is not uncommon to eat fruit with salt or even soy sauce, but in the Western world such a combination may seem very daring and different.

However, a sprinkle of salt over fruit salad can make the flavours sing. Mango, guava, any kind of melon (honey dew or papaya for example), grapefruit and pears with a hint of coarse sea salt will go down a treat at a champagne breakfast.

While being a kid again and playing with your fruit salad, it’s also fun to work out which part of your tongue picks up the flavour of the salt the most. Paw-paw, anyone?