Does adding rock salt to a recipe add any hearts or change the effect comparing it to the same recipe but without the rock salt?

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Rock Salt increases the duration of whatever effects your meal has. If you are just using food to restore hearts, Rock Salt has no effect.

Fish Skewer

  • Hyrule Bass

Restores 2 Hearts

Salt-Grilled Fish

  • Hyrule Bass
  • Rock Salt

Restores 2 hearts

On the other hand, if you have a duration-based effect, it will increase the duration.

Mighty Fish Skewer

  • Mighty Porgy

Restores 2 Hearts, Small Attack Buff 0:50

Mighty Salt-Grilled Fish

  • Mighty Porgy
  • Rock Salt

Restores 2 hearts, Small Attack Buff 1:50

Mighty Salt-Grilled Fish

  • Mighty Porgy
  • Rock Salt
  • Rock Salt

Restores 2 hearts, Small Attack Buff 2:20 (All additional Rock Salts only add +0:30 seconds, instead of +1:00 from the first)

  • In general, the "description" of the meal is irrelevant -- the effects of a meal are determined solely by the ingredients, and I've never seen any "ingredient synergy" where using 2 materials in combination results in a greater sum effect. Commented Mar 12, 2017 at 17:37
  • Does anyone know about the technical format of the recipes? If I were to mod in recipes, could I add ingredient synergies "out of the box", or would I need to ASM into the recipe engine itself?
    – Egor Hans
    Commented Mar 4, 2021 at 11:35

Yes! Rock salt amplifies whatever effect you're aiming for, whether it be healing, heat resistance, or something else.

  • 2
    A better answer here would give some examples. I've wondered about this myself, but never was too bothered.
    – Seiyria
    Commented Mar 12, 2017 at 15:35

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