why putting salt on a radish makes it (seem?) like it tastes less sharp?


Same with crabapples. Salt makes them edible.

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Okay apparently I got automodded for comment length, so reposting.

Salt masks the bitter flavor. One of the Google search results I got said the taste buds will taste the salt instead of bitterness.

This could have to do with different parts of your tongue primarily working to taste different flavors (and the buds that taste salt and bitter either being the same or overlapping), but that might be a myth I remember being told years ago.