Murray River Salt - Australian Pink Flakes
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Murray River  - Australian Pink Salt 

Gourmet Australian Salt Flakes - the world's lightest salt

"Amazingly, incredibly, splendidly flavored"

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The Taste of Australian Murray River Salt 

The Internet Chef LOVES these pink slat flakes.

"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.

Where does Murray River Salt come from?

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Sunset on the Murray River, South Australia

This exceptionally pristine pink salt flakes are produced by 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Murray River Pink Flakes

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

  • 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 is essentially a case of whole foods versus processed foods. It’s always 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 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!

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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

  • The Murray River is Australia's longest river and meanders across Australia's arid inland plains, and then flows through several lakes to become an important irrigation region 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.

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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.

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Delicious asparagus with Sea Salt

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.

Bon Appetit!

Where to buy Australian Murray River Salt Flakes? 

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All salt is not created equal!

Home Chefs Box - 8.75 oz (250g) 

  • Taste one of the finest salts in the world, from Australia - the driest continent on the planet.
  • Within the 250g Home Chef’s Box is a sealed clear inner bag containing the Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes®.
  • Close the inner bag securely after use or store flakes in an airtight container to prevent moisture absorption.

Murray River Australian Flake Salt - 4.2 oz Jar

  • Delicate flakey crystals, gorgeous color and wonderful, mild flavor make this salt perfect for every meal.
  • These flakes dissolve readily and enhance the flavour of all foods.
  • Use as a finishing touch to your dishes. 

Murray River Flakes - Re-sealable

1.76 Ounce Packages

  • Not as "salty' as manufactured table salt, lower sodium level enhances flavors and not overpowering.
  • Additive and preservative free and completely natural.
  • No ant-caking agents were used.  

Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes are among the best in the world.
You just have to try it!