Blue salt or Persian blue salt is one of the rarest and oldest salts on the planet. It is a unique and rare mineral found in the mountain ranges of Iran (the northern province of Semnan) - one of the few places in the world where blue salt can be mined.
Persian blue salt was formed anciently from salt lakes that evaporated and dried up 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous period and were compacted by the Earth over time. When the movement of tectonic plates created the mountain ranges of Iran, strips of blue salt in the rocks were exposed.
Due to the fact that this salt is mined from buried ancient lakes, it is extremely pure as it has not been exposed to any modern environmental pollutants.
Persian Blue Salt Benefits
Blue salt is completely natural product. The natural blue color comes from a mineral called sylvinite - a potassium mineral found only in halite (rock) salts. It benefits the circulatory system, strengthens the heart, stabilizes blood pressure and aids digestion.
Not only is Persian salt very tasty, it is also full of important nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. Potassium plays an important role in regulating blood pressure, preventing cardiovascular disease and muscle loss and its role is also essential for vitality, health and stress reduction.
In taste, there is initially a strong salinity and slight spiciness to a fine lingering soft aftertaste with silky sweetness.
Where to add blue salt
This salt pairs perfectly with desserts – especially caramel and chocolate, but can also be used with high-quality ingredients such as foie gras and fresh seafood. It is suitable for flavoring fish, salads, French cuisine, truffles and a wide variety of delicious dishes.
Its beautiful appearance adds to the exoticism when served, but note that the color fades the finer it is ground.
Currently, Persian blue salt is available in different crystal sizes around the world. It can be fine, small rock salt or in large crystals.
Persian blue salt is the perfect solution when you need a healthy and truly incredibly rare luxury salt!
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