Thursday, March 11, 2010

Something Gourmet, Something Different

Hola CoOp Family,

During our next distribution we'll be offering different varieties of Gourmet Sea Salts.Below I've listed the types of salts, along with a tiny bit of information, I've collected from various web sites.

Hawaiian Red-is said to be the traditional Hawaiian table salt. "A natural mineral called "Alaea" (volcanic baked red clay) is added to enrich the salt with iron oxide. This natural additive is what gives the salt its distinctive color. The clay imparts a subtle flavor that is said to be mellower than regular sea salt."

Himalayan Pink-is rich in minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. This marine fossil salt, it is harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas. It is said to help remove toxins such as heavy metals from the body

Hawaiian Black- has an earthy sweet, subtle flavor. It get's it color from being "bonded with activated charcoal and minerals to achieve its characteristic color and slightly-earthy salt flavor"

Yakima Applewood Smoked Salt- is smoked over applwood which give it a nice sweet and fruity smoked flavor
Fleur de Sel - is French for Flower of Salt, it's a pricey salt often found in many high end restaurants. This salt is said to brings out the true flavors of other spices used in conjunction with it

Gray Salt-
" is a “moist” unrefined sea salt usually found on the coastal areas of France. Its light grey, almost light purple color comes from the clay found in the salt flats. The salt is collected by hand using traditional Celtic methods. Grey Salt has gained great fame in the mainstream culinary world in the last few years and is considered by many to be the best quality salt available"

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