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Does salt raise the boiling point of water?

Indeed. Salt, sugar, and practically any other substance elevate the boiling point and therefore shorten cooking time. The difference in temperature between unsalted and salted water (1 teaspoon of salt per quart of water) is about 1 to 2 degrees F, a difference that is critical only in cooking situations that demand exactness.

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