Oasis Salt, Egyptian Desert
Rare from Egypt! These delicate, small salt crystals come from the Sahara near the Al-Bahariyya Oasis. Dense and intense in the taste, but always pleasant on the tongue. In the depths of the white Egyptian desert, in a 20 km (12.5 miles) expanse between the oasis of Bahariya and the city of Qasr el Farafra, a Bedouin and his son are the only ones to possess the secret of "frost" salt. Digging in a spot they had targeted in the desert they tapped into a hidden salt quarry left behind by a 70 million year old sea. They then dug into the quarry and collected the crystalline salt that takes its name from its ethereal texture similar to frost.