Uncovering persian blue salt
A salt formed by thousands of years of fossilisation
Unlike sea salt which is extracted from salt ponds, Persian blue salt is a salt fossile or gem, whose crystals were formed 100 million years ago in the precambrian seas. This sapphire blue salt formed as inland seas and lakes evaporated. This Persian blue salt existed a hundred million years ago along with species which disappeared at the time of the extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period due to an asteroid, a volcanic eruption or the retreat of the oceans: large marine and flying reptiles, the ammonites (ancestors of the nautilus) and dinosaurs.
The blue colour of this Iranian salt comes from sylvinite, a potassium mineral, only present in the halite salts. They are normally pink and the blue colour is extremely rare. Persian blue salt is extracted from the mountains of the Semnan province in Northern Iran and more specifically in the Ergourz mountain range.
Sapphire blue salt crystals: rare and precious
Persian blue salt is rich in nutritients. The mineral extracted from the Iranian mountains is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. As only a few tons are extracted per year, it’s one of the world’s rarest salts.
How to use your Persian blue salt
Some say that it reduces the acidity of food due to its strong, almost lemony notes. It’s a very dry salt so it can easily to be used in your salt mill! This beautiful Iranian blue salt is used as rock salt or ground to enhance fish “en papillote”, tomato salads, gazpacho, home-made tomato sauce, and a wide range of your daily dishes … Grind them in your salt mill or crack them roughly with a pestle and mortar, or simply use them to decorate your dishes.
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