Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Salt Shaker or the Pepper Shaker, Which Has More Holes? There isn't a universal standard dictating the number of holes in salt and pepper shakers; it varies by region, tradition, and personal preference. Some argue that salt shakers should have more holes due to its common usage and to improve flow. Others counter that pepper, being lighter and dustier than salt, requires more holes to ensure an adequate flow rate. There are also health considerations, such as limiting salt intake, which might favor fewer holes in salt shakers. Ultimately, the decision is usually left to the user's discretion, based on their individual needs and preferences for seasoning their food.