Blue Persian mountain salt sample. Not for sale.
Blue Persian Mountain Salt, Iran
From the Northern Province of Semnan in what was once Persia, comes one of the oldest and rarest salts found on Earth as well as one of the cleanest and purest salts, as it come from oceans that have dried up more than 200 million years ago, and free of any contamination. Mined here since the time of Alexander the Great some 2,400 years ago, the specks of blue in this salt are created by an optical illusion caused by the high compression of the mineral Sylvite. However, the finer you grind the salt the less blue is found in the salt.
Sylvite naturally fossilizes thanks to very specific climatic and atmospheric conditions of altitude, pressure and humidity.
Iranian blue salt contains sodium chloride and potassium chloride, and small traces of copper and / or cobalt salts.
With only about 100 tons of this salt that is produced per year, it is one of the rarest salts.
Lower than most salts in Sodium Chloride (NaCl) it has a strong presence of potassium.
Bolivian Pink Mountain Salt, Bolivia
A layer of volcanic lava covered this beautiful mild flavored, rose colored salt millions of years ago preserving it from pollution and thus allowing its pure taste to shine through. Hand-harvested and processed high up in the Andes Mountains using the same methods that have been used for centuries, Bolivian Rose Salt is a pure tasting salt with a beautiful rose color. Similar in composition to the more well-known Pink Himalayan salt.
Utah Mountain salt sample. Not for sale
Utah Ancient Sea Mountain Salt, Utah, USA [RealSalt]
Long before the earth knew pollutants of any kind, a huge, ancient sea covered what is now North America. Pure, natural salt was the main ingredient of this sea, and over millions of years, the water in the sea evaporated, leaving the salt in undisturbed deposits.
At some point during the earth's Jurassic era, a range of volcanoes erupted around the ancient sea bed, sealing the salt with thick volcanic ash, protecting these precious deposits against the pollution that man would eventually introduce into the environment.
We carefully extract this salt from deep within the earth, in its pure, natural state–without any additives, chemicals, or heat processing.
RealSalt is extracted from deep within the earth, crushed, screened, and packaged without any bleaching or refining. RealSalt’s unique “pinkish” appearance and flecks of color come from more than 50 natural trace minerals, including iodine.
Halite Mountain Salt, Pakistan
A natural salt mined deep within the Himalayan Mountains and hidden from everyday pollutants, Halite is recognized as the purest of all the Himalayan salts and is known as the “diamond of salts”. It contains 84 of the 92 possible trace minerals known to man, more than any other natural salt on earth. The minerals it contains are present in the same proportions as they are in the human body.
Appalachian Ancient Sea Mountain Salt, West Virginia, USA
From the remains of the once mighty Iapetus Ocean (estimated to be between 400 and 600 Million years old) that lies deep under the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, this is a stunning all-natural salt that is naturally high in minerals. The brine is naturally sourced from an ancient, untouched sea called the Iapetus Ocean (predating the Atlantic) trapped below the Appalachian mountains. Our salt is free of contaminants and heavy metals that may be found in other oceans. Gleaned from the earth by an underground brine aquifer, the salt is then processed naturally using the power of the sun and gentle mountain breezes. The result is a beautiful crystal salt.
The salt making of this Appalachian salt is a unique and innovative process, completed by hand without the use of big machinery and additives. We work to enhance the natural properties of the salt, using the power of the earth and hand-made tools to produce an extraordinarily pure product.
Austrian Alpine Mountain Salt, Austria
Alpine Mountain salt also called primal rock salt, is extracted from the only salt deposit in Austria.The direct carving from within the mountain is possible because the approximate amount of salt in the rock is over 98%. The remaining 2% consists of trace elements like ferric oxide, calcium and magnesium, to name but a few.
After the rock salt has been broken out of the mountain, it undergoes preliminary selection and is then transported to upper-ground. Here the rock salt is again sorted by hand and then, depending on the different possibilities of usage, crushed and ground.
Even today, the mining of rock salt mainly involves hard manual work, because the operation of big machines in the tunnels of Altaussee, where the salt is mined, is not possible.
The unmistakeable appearance and brown colouring, is a result of the high content of iron and a well-balanced mix of other minerals.
German Mountain Salt
The ancient, natural rock salt was created more than 200 million years ago by the dehydration of the Zechstein Sea.
Today, it is stored underground at a depth of 400-750m and still contains numerous accompanying minerals, as well as of course bound iodine.
The rock salt is mined in salt mines in southern Germany. It is a 100% natural product, which is only ground and sieved.