Murray River Pink Salt
Australian Salt Flakes - the world's lightest salt
"Amazingly, incredibly, splendidly flavoured "
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.
Where is Murray River Salt produced?
The producers of this exceptionally pristine pink salt is the Murray River Salt company.
The Murray River Salt company is based in the river side town of Mildura in the state of Victoria Australia and began producing premium gourmet salt flakes in 2000.
The Murray River itself rises in the Australian Alps and forms part of the 3,750 km(2,330m) long combined Murray-Darling basin.
The basin, which drains around one-seventh of the Australian land mass, is one of the most significant agricultural areas in Australia.
Murray River Salt products' have a cult following from within the gastro word, this being a far cry from its humble beginnings from a dot on the map in Victoria's Mallee district.
How are Murray River Salt Flakes made?
The salt is produced naturally from underground brines which have been laying dormant for thousands of years in the Murray Darling Basin.
As this pristine ancient water has been trapped underground, it has never been exposed to the elements.
And with the basin's low rainfall and high evaporation, salt concentrates in the underground saline waters ensuring the purest of natural flavor.
The Murray River Salt company tap down beneath the dry Australian surface and pump the naturally occurring underground saline water up to the surface.
Once above ground the salty water, brine, is left in ponds to evaporate and crystallise over summer and then harvested, washed, dried and packaged.
Murray River Salt is produced from ancient saline waters sourced from underground aquifers found in Australia’s Murray Darling Basin region.
The Taste of Murray River Salt
The Internet Chef LOVES Australian Murray River Salt
"Amazingly, incredibly, splendidly flavoured !! "
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 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 colour is a combination of both the mineral content and the algae (which doesn't sound very appealing, but it's true).
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 Gourmet 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
Sydney nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin from Good Chef Bad Chef, contends that less processed salts (such as Murray River salt) are preferable to refined salts as they are closer to the natural state and offer higher mineral content.
“It’s essentially a case of whole foods versus processed foods.
It’s preferable to eat foods in their raw, natural state.
The refining process that table salt goes through removes the beneficial trace elements,” she says.
Unlike other sources of salt, Murray River Gourmet Salt flakes are minimally processed and therefore rich in naturally occurring trace minerals including magnesium, calcium, potassium and iodine.
A delicate balance of such minerals alongside sodium is required for optimal health.
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
Production of Australian Murray River Salt helps to alleviate a devastating environmental issue - salinity.
Most consumers of Murray River Salt are unaware they are actually helping the quality of Australia's vital water supply & agricultural land.
Salt and the Murray Darling Basin
The Murray River is Australia's longest river, meandering across Australia's arid inland plains, and then flowing through several lakes to become an important irrigation region that is widely known as the food bowl of the nation - the Murray Darling Basin.
Salt is a natural feature in much of the arid Australian landscape.
Salinity , where salt enters the soil and water, is one of the country’s worst environmental problems affecting Australia’s vital water supply and agricultural land.
The Murray River Salt company taps into the natural underground salt reserve and then converts it into a gourmet food product, while at the same time helping to protect the country's environment from the effects of salinity.
By utilizing saline waters to harvest Murray River Salt, we are helping towards the efforts to combat Australia’s inland salinity problem, the environment is improved and a beautiful gourmet salt is produced.
Your support of the producers of this salt stimulates removal of salt from sensitive areas in the Australian Murray River basin.
Cooking With Murray River Salt
Prized for its champagne apricot colour and delicate flaky texture, Murray River Salt is the ultimate finishing salt as the delicate crystals melt quickly and evenly.
Cooking Ideas with Murray River Salt Flakes
To feel the texture of Murray River Salt, take a few flakes and rub between your thumb and index finger.
The crunch of sea flakes make a perfect finishing salt with a smooth mild flavor
Sprinkle on the goodness!
- Sprinkle over veggies and Greek feta cheese based salads - try a dash of avocado oil prior to adding sea salt.
- Mix Murray River Salt with spices or herbs to season salad dressings, sauces or soups.
- Try this salt on toasted sourdough bread or baguette with olive oil and tomato - just delicious!
- Ideal as a garnish. Place in a small finger bowl and sprinkle over meals prior to eating.
- The texture is ideal for use as a finishing salt, roasting and baking.
Murray River Salt Products
The Murray River Salt company produces two varieties of salt - both quite different in taste and colour.
Pink Salt for Grinding
Murray River Salt has also created a coarser blend of their award winning salt so that it can be placed in a grinder unit.
Grinder salt consists of larger, harder pink salt crystals that are designed especially for use with refill-able grinders.
The Murray River Grinding Salt has a unique nutty flavour, golden colour and is best used in a grinder or pounded with a mortar and pestle.
If you prefer the convenience of a grinder, this is the salt for you!
Pink Salt Flakes
Salt Flakes are an ideal garnish.
For a gourmet finish that’s easy and full of flavour, serve Murray River Pink Salt Flakes in a bowl for sprinkling!
Place in a small finger bowl & sprinkle over food prior to eating.
The flakes are ideal for cooking as they dissolve readily and enhance the flavour of all foods.
Murray River Gourmet Salt is among the best in the world.
You just have to try it !
Murray River Salt Flakes 250g
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