Persian blue salt, coarse 3-6 mm
Persian blue salt is also known as indigo salt, Semnan blue salt, or Persian rock salt. It is a rock salt, which fascinates by its extraordinary color when viewed. The shimmering blue inclusions vary from a light blue reminiscent of Aquamarine to a strong, and dark hue known from sapphires.
How does the Semnan blue salt taste?
The taste is intensely salty, and the finish produces a slightly sour touch and a pleasant seasoning, for which the potassium is responsible. You may use the Blue salt as regular salt, and the quantity is also a matter of personal taste.
How do you use Persian rock salt?
It goes well with fish and meat dishes, seafood, potatoes, salads, and vegetables. However, since the effect is mainly an optical one, many chefs use it either as "finishing" salt just before serving or as table salt. It is a beautiful eye-catcher on a laid table in a transparent mill or an attractive bowl. The bluish grains also become an absolute highlight as decoration on prepared plates or as a border on glasses with delicious cocktails.
The coarse grain of this particular spice is ideal for seasoning with a salt mill at the table. Thus, they preserve the salt grains as a whole. These dissolve only on your tongue or the palate with a tingling. There the extraordinary taste unfolds. Due to its high potassium content, it also acts as an additional supplier of this mineral, which is especially vital for the heart. The blue salt, which is commercially available in this country, is often mixed with white salt and accounts for only about 15 to 20% of the quantity. Like common salt, please store it in a dry and dark environment.
Special Gift or highlight at a cocktail party
Impress your family or guests at the next meal together with this table salt in the fascinating color. Even at a cocktail party, the Persian salt will surely become an eye-catcher and subject of discussion when it enhances the glasses as a beautiful border. Try something special! The Persian blue salt, one of the rarest salts in the world, is also excellent as a gift. In combination with a piece of bread, for example, it is the ideal souvenir at an inauguration party.
Origin of Persian blue salt
Persian blue salt, as the name suggests, comes from Persia. They mine it in mines in the Dascht-e Lut desert, located in Semnan Province in northern Iran. The area is one of the hottest regions on earth, and temperatures between 50 and 60°C are not uncommon. The highest ground temperature of more than 70° C ever measured was also shown here.
What distinguishes Persian blue salt from commercial table salt?
Blue salt is extremely rare, and consequently, considerably more costly than traditional salt. It does not occur in enormous blocks, but only in about 20 to 30 cm wide bands, which pass through the salt stocks in Semnan.
These narrow layers were created over millions of years by the pressure and tectonic displacement of the earth's plates. The structure of the crystal lattices of the salt changed. The light is then broken in a specific way and therefore appears to the viewer in a blue tone. These changes can also create yellow, pink, grey, and white shades.
The extraction of blue salt is much more complex than that of traditional salt. For one kilogram of it, you have to tear down about 100 kg salt. Everyone knows from school that table salt has sodium chloride as a chemical compound. The Persian blue salt, on the other hand, even has a high content of potassium chloride, the Hologeid Sylvain.