How many edible salts available? Way more than you think. According to Wikipedia it’s 42. Here’s the most interesting types of edible salts:
Alaea salt (Hawaiian red salt) is an unrefined sea salt that has been mixed with an iron oxide rich volcanic clay.
It’s a rare Filipino artisanal salt made by filtering sea water through ashes and boiling it with coconut milk.
Hawaiian black lava sea salt. This salt is made by infusing pure sea salt with activated coconut shell charcoal.
Egyptian frost salt comes from the Egyptian desert. Salt crystals are shaped like tiny spears, each as thin as a single hair.
Himalayan Pink Salt is the type of rock salt from Punjab region near the Himalayas. Himalayan salt is chemically similar to table salt (contains up to 98 percent sodium chloride).
Kala Namak (Himalayan Black Salt) is a rock salt with high sodium chloride (salty taste), iron sulfide (color) and sulfur compounds (smell).
Maras Salt from Peru. Salt terraces situated at the elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level. Ancient spring water canal feeds the ponds that after dried under the sun. Maras located far away from the seaside.
Murray River Salt Flakes from the Australian Murray River basin. The salt contains calcium & magnesium and has a relatively mild taste.
Namibian Salt Pearls are formed by Namibian Berg Wind. It’s polished by nature.
Persian Blue Salt extracted from a salt mine in the northern province in Iran. Blue color occurs during the forming of the salt’s crystalline structure (optical illusion).
Smoked salt is an aromatic salt smoked by tree bark upto 14 days.
Before writing this article I knew only a few salt types. Full list available in Wikipedia under “List of edible salts”.
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