{artisan salts : black lava}

22 Aug

perhaps you may know by now, that i have a major affinity for salt.  himalayan pink salt being my top pick… in fact, i love salt so much that sometimes people buy it for me or bring it back from france as a gift… {how lucky am i!?}

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this beautiful salt is called “black lava” and i recently discovered the most interesting thing about it. apparently, it is simply salt from the hawaiian shore that has been “infused” with activated charcoal… typically from coconuts. WHAT!  did you know that??!!  crazy!  therefore, this awesome salt is also very detoxifying and has been used in spas across the country.  furthermore, i discovered that it is considered a “finishing salt”… which i must’ve known instinctively {thanks to my intuitive-eating lifestyle}, because i totally just put some on this delicious tomato the other day and devoured it…

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it has a slight smokey flavour and i just love the colour!

definitely nab some up if you find it in your specialty department or store. it’s worth the extra expense, and the trace mineral content is also very high in this salt, which just adds to its awesomeness.

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7 Responses to “{artisan salts : black lava}”

  1. anthony0358 August 18, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    I had never heard of this before, very interesting read today!

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  2. Chocolate Covered Race Medals August 18, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    And now I am VERY intrigued…

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  3. IntuitionMatters August 19, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    LOVE IT!! I’ve never heard of black salt. I reposted this on my personal FB page. Thanks Amazing Audrey for your inspiring fresh perspectives!!!

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  4. David September 1, 2014 at 5:12 am #

    Wait- Black salt? How will I be able to distinguish it from freshly ground pepper?

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