The speed of salt absorption process in fish body is influenced by several factors, namely:
a. Freshness of the fish
The process of absorption of salt into the fish body will quickly if the fish in fresh condition.
b. Fat content
Fish that have a high fat content will inhibit the process of salt absorption, because fat will prevent the entry of salt into the fish body.
c. Thickness of fish meat
Thick meat will slow down the salting process.
d. Fineness of salt crystals
The fine salt will easily dissolve and absorb into the fish body.