Persian Blue salt from Biova
The Persian Blue Rock salt is one of our favourites. Mined in northern Iran - it comes from a single artery that runs through the normal rose coloured salt that is found there. The salt gets it’s colour due to a change in it’s structure, that occurred when the teutonic plates collided. That and the very small amount of sylvite found in the salt create an optical illusion that makes the salt appear blue. However, the finer you grind the salt the less blue is found in the salt.
With only about 100 tons of this salt that is produced per year, it is one of our rarest salts.
Lower than most salts in Sodium Chloride (NaCl) it has a strong presence of potassium. This gives it a fairly strong initial salt taste, which disappears rapidly, leaving a mild taste. It is hugely popular with children for some reason! It also looks great in a glass salt mill.
Currently available in three sizes:
- Fine 0.1-0.7 mm
- Granules 1-5mm and
- 2-5cm chunks
Warning! Much of the Blue Salt on sale has been mixed with other cheaper, rock salt. We guarantee that we do not mix our Persian Blue Salt with anything!
85.8% NaCl, 0.097% Ca, 0.028% Mg, 13.0% potassium, <0.005% iodine, <0.1% moisture
(As GBA analysis 11015979-001 04.01.2012)
See Blue Salt Wikipedia for more information about this salt.
200g paper carton:
Item No.:. 8055 (200g fine 0.1-0.7 mm) EAN code: 4260114119128
Item No.:. 8060 (200g granules 1-5mm) EAN code: 4260114119135
RRP: 4,95 € including 7% VAT (equivalent to € 24.75 / kg 7% VAT)
Item No.:. 8111 (0.1-0.7 mm fine)
Item No.:. 8112 (granules 1-5mm)
Item No.:. 8113 (2-5cm chunks)
RRP: 425,00 € including 7% VAT (equivalent to € 17.00 per kg 7% VAT incl)
Please note. The RRP is the recommended retail price. Please ask for our price list,
as the price changes according to the quantity ordered.
Special feature: Unusual colour
Taste: Initially quite present and then rather mild
Dishes: All round table salt. Seafood, meat, salads, French cuisine, truffles