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Are all salts the same?

At Salts of The World we LOVE Salts!


You have been wondering if all salts are the same. We will guide you through the main salt types in this post.


Even if similar in chemical composition, there are multiple salt varieties in terms of texture, size, aroma and origin. All of those define their taste and usage with food.


Salt comes from all over the world and is either mined or evaporated from seas, oceans and salt lakes.


SEA SALT

Sea salt is the least processed. Used since prehistoric times, it’s harvested from the ocean or salty lakes. Nature offers these unique larger #SaltCrystals by evaporating the water, perfect to create texture to your finished dishes.

#SeaSalt is richer in natural minerals like calcium, magnesium, bromide and sulfur.


Our Local Sea Salts:

Isle of Skye Salt Flakes, Blackthorn Sea Salt Flakes, Halen Mon Salt Flakes


Other World Salt Treasures:



FLEUR DE SEL


Literally translated as "flower of salt," #FleurDeSel salt is one of the finest and rarest salts in the world. Fleur de sel is hand-harvested off the coast of Brittany, France, it is known as one of the world's finest sea salt.


French Guerande Sea Salt:



BRINE SALTS

Brine salt is from pure underground brine springs where brine water is evaporated to leave pure crystals. Salt is sourced from ancient brine springs over 200 million years old. What a wonder!


Our Brine Salts:



FLAVOURED SEA SALT

Seasoned Salts come in a variety of seasonings to help you spice-up your completed dishes.


Whisky Smoked Sea Salt:


Seasoned Sea Salt:


French Guerande Sea Salt:



ROCK SALT

It is a rock technically named halite. In prehistoric times, large bodies of water evaporated, such as entire seas. Millions of years ago, this created huge deposits of rock salt. Sediments of #RockSalt are taken from the ground, not from the sea. This is why Rock Salt comes in the form of a rock. It can be colourless, light blue, pink, dark blue, purple or grey depending on the minerals.




TABLE SALT

Table salt is the most processed.

It's mined, and either brought up as rocks (rock salt) or dissolved underground and then evaporated later. This process yields the tiny, regularly shaped grains.

Most table salts contain additives.


Happy cooking!

Bertha


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