Buy sea salt? Sea salt and its many applications
Why buy sea salt?Buying sea salt is a powerful and tasty alternative to the 'ordinary' table salt you find in the supermarket. Sea salt, as the name suggests, comes from the sea. What is the price of salt? The price of salt depends on the type and the production process.
The mining of sea saltHow is sea salt mined? In a sustainable and ecological way. Mining is done by evaporating seawater in so-called 'salt basins'. The combination of wind and sun forces causes a crust of salt to form, which can then be harvested by machines. Sea salt is mainly extracted in warm regions. The great advantage of sea salt is that the source (seawater) is virtually inexhaustible.
Why buy sea salt?
You buy sea salt because of its coarse grain structure. The sea salt can be used as high quality cooking salt, after it has been rinsed, sieved and then dried. Sea salt consists for the biggest part of sodium and chloride.
However, sea salt contains more different minerals than vacuum salt (table salt), which also mainly consists of sodium and chloride. The mineral composition in sea salt provides a flavour with special nuance.
Buy and use sea saltYou can buy and use sea salt in many ways. This is partly due to the variation in grains. Sea salt is often used in bread products, dairy products, snacks and spice mixes. The advantage over vacuum salt is that no anti-caking agent is used in order to be able to add the salt as an ingredient in other products.
Why is vacuum salt often used as table salt?That is simple: it is mainly because of the geographical proximity of producers of this type of salt in the Netherlands. Salt is salt' some people will think. Yet there are some differences. Buying sea salt is a must for anyone who loves an explosion of flavour.
What then is stone salt?Stone salt is a glassy, colourless salt. Stone salt gets its white colour from the cracks and scratches in its coarse texture. The finer the stone salt is, the whiter the colour will be. The difference with sea salt is that stone salt is mined in salt mines. Stone salt is also often used in the Dutch food industry. Buying stone salt is a good alternative to sea salt.
Are sea salt and stone salt really different?Yes and no. stone salt is also called 'clean sea salt'. Why? Stone salt comes from underground - unaffected - mines and not from polluted bodies of water. In fact, stone salt is the same as sea salt, because it is a layer of sediment that has formed from water from the sea. Rock salt is extracted from the land where the sea used to be. It is mainly used as bath salt for a clean skin and against weeds.
What is Kala Namak salt?Kala Namak is a very special kind of sea salt, originating from India and black in colour. It is named after the place where it is mined, smells similar to boiled egg and has the aroma of sulphur (it is a volcanic salt). Want to buy Kala Namak? This particular salt is often used in fish dishes, vegetable dishes, fruit salads and various chutneys.
The Magic of Himalayan Salt
Himalayan salt is a natural product from the Himalaya Mountains - the highest chain on earth. Himalayan salt is extracted in Myanmar, China, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan and Bhutan.
The special thing about this salt is that it has a pink tint. It is extracted by hand. Buy Himalayan salt? A wise choice. This salt has a particularly rich flavour and is rich in nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, borate and strontium.