Peruvian Pink Salt comes from an ancient ocean, trapped underground, which feeds a spring located 10,000 feet high in the Andes Mountains in Maras, Peru. The warm spring water seeps into terraced ponds located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The ponds, which have been hand-harvested for over 2,000 years, are now owned by individual families, who, after harvesting, load the salt on the backs of burros for the long descent into town. According to Chef Michel Nischan, author of Taste Pure and Simple: Irresistible Recipes for Good Food and Good Health, "the Peruvian Pink Salt has a minerally quality, which is unbelievable on sliced ripe tomatoes."
Posted by Carl in Massachusetts on 29th Jan 2014
We visited the source of this salt when we were in Peru, liked the taste (much more complex than regular table salt), and brought some home. When our supply ran out we looked for a way to get more and found Salt Traders. This is the permanent salt in our salt grinder now!