Types of Sea Salt
Australian Pink Sea Flakes
Sea salt is made in every continent, even the one down under. Australia, for example, brings us pink salt.
Black Sea Salt from Cyprus
This salt is taken directly from the Mediterranean before being dried in ancient lava beds, whose charcoal provides the mineral content and colour of the black flakes.
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Moving a little farther east, Pakistan provides us with Himalayan sea salt.
More Varieties of Salt!
Table salt is the most common. It is harvested from salt deposits, found underground. It's highly refined and finely ground, with impurities and trace minerals removed in the process.
Koshering salt (or kosher salt, in the U.S.) is flakier and more coarser-grained than regular table salt. Its large grain size makes it perfect for sprinkling on top of meat, where it releases a surprising blast of flavour. Kosher salt also dissolves quickly, making it a perfect all-purpose cooking salt.
Slow-smoked up to two weeks over a wood fire (usually hickory, mesquite, apple, oak or alder wood), this salt adds an intense flavour to dishes.