This blush pink salt from ponds high in the Peruvian Andes is harvested by hand to retain superior mineral content. Its mild taste and medium grind size – between fine kosher salt and crunchy finishing salt – make The Salt a versatile addition to any pantry, enhancing the flavors of all your favorite dishes.
Produced in partnership with Sarela Herrada of SIMPLi and Yolanda Acurio Mendoza of the women-run co-op Comunidad Salinera de Maras. This light blush pink salt adds its own flavor, but also balances and enhances the flavors it encounters. From sun-ripened tomatoes to fudgy espresso brownies, juicy roast veggies to homemade bread. The Salt lets just about every ingreident shine in a new light.
Salt has been harvested at Maras since the epoca pre-Inca using the same fundamental techniques passed down from family over hundred of years. Salt-rich water from a subterranean stream flows through a natural spring into channels leading down to terraced salt ponds. As the sun warms the pond, water evaporates and salt collects on the sides and floor of the pond. The top layer, typically pink and the highest quality, is used for cooking.
Great quality! Perfect size to sit nicely next to my stove top. Love it.