This is a fabulous and rare salt. The natural inclusion of the minerals cobalt and iron give the salt its brilliant blue hue.
This salt pairs perfectly with desserts – particularly caramel and chocolate, but it can also be used with high end ingredients like foie gras and fresh seafood.
FLAVOR: Crunchy Salt, Heightened Minerality.
ORIGIN: Middle East
PACKING SIZE: 3.52 oz. (100 ml Grinder Jar)
Blue Persian Salt is one of the rarest and oldest salts on the planet – extracted from ancient salt ponds in the Semnan province. Specifically, the salt is found in the Ergourz mountain range – in Northern Iran. These salt ponds formed over 100 million years ago – and aren’t actually ponds anymore at all, but rather fossilized crystals, or gem. The ponds have all evaporated! It’s truly incredible to ponder the age of this salt – it was around with the dinosaurs! The shocking blue color comes from a mineral called Sylvinite – a potassium mineral that is only present in halite salts.
The color occurs during the forming of the salt’s crystalline structure, as intense pressure is exerted on the salt deposits. The individual crystals fracture the light in an unusual way creating an optical illusion that makes the salt appear more or less shimmering blue. The finished salt is full of nutrients, like calcium, magnesium, and iron. Amazingly, only a few tons of this precious salt are extracted each year – making it an incredibly rare luxury!