It comes from the Blackwater Estuary. This unique body of water combines the freshwater that flows down from the Blackwater River with the saltwater coming up from the Black Sea to make a swirling pool that gives the salt its briny taste.
Welsh Sea Salt, which comes from the waters, separating the Isle of Anglesey from the Welsh mainland, also takes advantage of its unique environment. Its pure flavour comes from the natural filtration from the sea sponges that thrive between the two landmasses.
Kosher salt is a form of sodium chloride. Kosher salt is more coarse-grained, meaning that its structure under a microscope looks like a series of cubes, stacked on top of each other, rather than a single grain. Because Kosher salt is not heavily refined or iodine treated, it has a flavour which many chefs consider to be purer.
Black salt is a unique type of Indian volcanic rock salt. It is actually purple to pinkish-grey in colour rather than black. It has a very distinctive sulphurous mineral taste, rather like hard-boiled egg yolks. It is mined from the volcanic regions of Pakistan and India. Black Salt is used in Indian cuisine as a condiment.
Salt is harvested directly either from seawater or a natural brine, or from rock salt deposits, formed by the evaporation of earlier seas that left a layer of rock salt, otherwise known as halite.
Solar evaporation is probably one of the earliest methods used to produce salt. Seawater or natural brine evaporates up to the saturation point in open basins, thanks to the action of the sun and wind.
Rock salt may be extracted using traditional shaft mining or via solution mining.
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