Kapha dosha is characterized by certain “qualities”:
Its associated tastes are: Sweet and salty.
The sweet taste consists of water and fire and corresponds above all to the kapha qualities. The soft is heavy and cold. The sweet is very nutritious – the most nutritious of all tastes, by the way. Soft ness nourishes our blood plasma and tissues, and allows us to come into contact with our body, to land and enjoy life more simply. The sweet one promotes fertility, but too much softness softens the body. Examples of sweet foods include cereals, dates and pumpkins.
The salt is made up of earth and fire. It is found only in minerals, not in plants. Salting brings firmness and structure to people and promotes stability. Salt is a taste enhancer – with a pinch of salt everything looks better – and stimulates digestion. However, too much salt poisons the blood and causes skin diseases. Examples of salty food include sea salt, Himalayan salt, rock salt, etc.