Murray River - Australian Pink Salt
Gourmet Australian Salt Flakes - the world's lightest salt
"Amazingly, incredibly, splendidly flavored"
What is Gourmet Salt?
The award winning Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes are a wonderful delicate peach color combined with mild flavour and flaky texture.
Murray River Pink Salt is considered even more delicate than the world famous and renown French Fleur de Sel.
These fragile & light salt crystals melt quickly and evenly; perfect as a finishing salt as the flakes dissolve readily on food.
The pink salt - high in minerals which gives it a pink champagne tinge - has won numerous awards and is popular with foodies and chefs across the globe.
No self-respecting restaurant table, particularly in Australia, would be without it.
The salt is produced naturally from underground brines which have been laying dormant for thousands of years in the Murray Darling Basin.
Murray River Salt is produced from ancient saline waters sourced from underground aquifers
found in Australia’s Murray Darling Basin region.
Features of Murray River Salt Flakes
The distinctive features of Murray River salt is the high speed at which it dissolves on your tongue with a distinct sweetness.
Flakes of Sea Salt
Having flake-like qualities, it dissolves slowly in your mouth, the full flavour gradually evolving on your tongue.
The Pink Salt Flakes have a fresh taste with an attractive champagne hue; ideal for crushing at the table.
These large, easily dissolved flakes, are gentle tasting and best sprinkled on food at the end of cooking or placed on the table.
Murray River general manager Leighton Schmidt says,
"The pink salt tricks the mind into thinking it's melting on the tongue because it has a larger surface area than other salts, so it travels along the full length of your taste buds."
"It's almost a sweet salt and that's to do with the minerals in it ."
Why Is Australian Salt Pink?
The pink color is a combination of both the mineral content and the algae (which doesn't sound very appealing, but it's true).
What is the difference between salt and pink salt?
Murray River Salt & Mineral Content
The high mineral and trace element content of Murray River Salt is the result of centuries of rainfall filtering through ancient rocks and settling into large underground aquifers.
The Murray Basin has mineralized brines and these brines load the ancient pure salt with natural minerals and elements such as magnesium and calcium.
Carotene is secreted from the salt tolerant algae within the brine.
And this carotene, which is a by-product from the algae, gives the flakes a pink hue - a very light peachy colour.
Murray River Salt Flakes are a quick and delicious way to boost the nutritional content of your diet.
Health Benefits of Murray River Salt
Rich in Naturally Occurring Trace Minerals
Murray River Salt vs Himalayan Salt
Himalayan Rock Salt is Mined
Himalayan Rock Salt is mined using conventional mining methods and with the associated environmental impact which includes land disturbance and greenhouse gas emissions.
Murray River Salt Flakes are evaporated from naturally-saline groundwater resources.
- Himalayan Rock Salt is a Finite Resource
Himalayan Rock Salt is a non-renewable, finite resource estimated to have formed 800 million years ago.
Despite estimates that salt reserves are in the millions of tonnes, once this resource has been depleted, it will be gone. For good.
This contrasts to sustainably-sourced and produced Murray River Salt Flakes, which are extracted from a renewable resource.
- Both Himalayan Rock Salt and Murray River Salt Have Trace Minerals
Much of the appeal of Himalayan Rock Salt comes from the fact that it contains trace minerals like sulfur, magnesium, potassium and calcium that just aren’t present in highly refined and processed table salt.
Here’s the thing though…… Murray River Salt Flakes are bursting with all these minerals too!
For more information References: http://lauratrotta.com/what-is-the-most-sustainable-salt/
Murray River Salt Solves Environmental Problem
Most consumers of Murray River Salt are unaware they are actually helping the quality of Australia's vital water supply & agricultural land.
Production of Australian Murray River Salt helps to alleviate a devastating environmental issue - salinity.
Salt and the Murray Darling Basin
Your support of the producers of this salt stimulates removal of salt from sensitive areas in the Australian Murray River basin.
Cooking Ideas Using Murray River Salt
Prized for its champagne apricot color and delicate flaky texture, Murray River Salt is the ultimate finishing salt as the delicate crystals melt quickly and evenly.
All salt is not created equal!
Home Chefs Box - 8.75 oz (250g)
Murray River Australian Flake Salt - 4.2 oz Jar
Murray River Flakes - Re-sealable
1.76 Ounce Packages
Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes are among the best in the world.
You just have to try it!