Which noun is the most generally used with "a pinch of"?
"A pinch of" something refers to a very tiny amount of something that can fit in a "pinch" between your index finger and thumb. The noun that is usually used in regards to this expression is salt, because when you cook or bake, you usually just need to add a small amount or a "pinch" of salt with your fingers. However, it is common to use this expression for other dry ingredients as well. Ex: Add a pinch of sugar. Ex: The recipe says to add a cup of mint but I am just going to add a pinch.
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