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What is Peruvian Pink Salt and where does it come from?

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Peruvian Pink Salt is a 100% natural salt with high mineral content, extracted at approximately 4,000 meters above sea level in the Maras Salt Mine located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the District of Maras, Province of Urubamba, Department of Cusco – Peru.

What is Peruvian Pink Salt used for?

The uses of Maras Salt are diverse, mainly because it is a 100% natural salt with high mineral content…..

The main use of Peruvian Pink Salt is in the kitchen, it is ideal for cooking in general, it can be used in gourmet cooking, in the preparation of grills, baked goods, salads, bakery and confectionery.

Another use is in aromatherapy, due to its high mineral content, it can be used as bath salt or in skin scrubs.

It can also be used in the food industry as an input or ingredient for the preparation of various products such as hamburgers, snacks, ice cream, chocolates, etc.

What is the origin of Peruvian Pink Salt?

The Salt of the Incas comes from an ocean trapped in the mountains thousands of years ago, which through a spring that comes out of the middle of the mountain flows into the 4,200 wells of the Maras Salt Mines, wells that the families of the community of Maras work and harvest with an ancestral technique for 600 years, a technique that has been inherited from generation to generation.

What is the best Peruvian Pink Salt?

The best Peruvian Pink Salt depends on its use:

  • Peruvian Pink Salt Coarse Grain: It is ideal for grills, baked preparations and salads.
  • Peruvian Pink Salt Fine Grain: It is ideal for cooking in general.
  • Peruvian Pink Salt with Spices: Ideal for pork, chicken, fish and/or vegetables cooked on the grill and/or in baked preparations.
  • Peruvian Pink Salt Citric: Ideal for fish and/or seafood cooked on the grill and/or in the oven. It can also be used on pork.
  • Peruvian Pink Salt Smoked: It is ideal for different types of grilled or baked meats.

How to know if Peruvian Pink Salt is authentic?

The quickest way to know if Maras Salt is authentic is by its particular flavor, a mild salt flavor that will bring out the flavor of the food. Another way to tell is by its characteristic pale pink color.

The only place where Peruvian Pink Salt is produced is in Maras Salt Mines located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the District of Maras, Province of Urubamba, Department of Cusco – Peru.

In MARAS GOURMET, you will be able to find the Salt of the Incas in its different presentations: Coarse Grain, Fine Grain, with Spices, Citric and Smoked.

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