Types of Salt
Salt is one of our most important cooking ingredients and a key flavour component when it comes to making any dish.
However, there is not just one item out there called "salt". There are a bunch of difference varieties that differ in taste, texture, mineral content, sodium content, and more!
At our store we carry Seasoning Salt, Mediterranean Fine & Coarse Sea Salt, Fleur de Sel, and Pink Himalayan Salt in both Fine & Coarse varieties.
So the variety we should talk about is Seasoning Salt. Seasoning salt is a premixed blend of salt, herbs and spices. This is great for adding depth of flavor to any type of savory dish like veggies, meats, etc. Our seasoning salt contains salt, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder!
The Mediterranean coast of Spain produces some of the worlds finest natural, additive-free sea salts and this is where the Mediterranean Sea Salt gets its name. We offer both coarse and fine varieties so you can either enjoy a freshly ground sea salt with each meal, or have some ready to sprinkle at any time.
Fleur De Sel means "Flower of Salt". This salt is one of the finest and most delicate varieties. It enhances the taste of food by being added just before serving, as opposed to cooking with it, where the high temperatures can damage the unique flavour profile.
Last but not least is the famous Himalayan Pink Salt. Himalayan Pink Salt is mined on the foothills of the Himalayas. The pink color comes from the trace minerals located in the salt. The only real difference between pink salt and other types is the look and size (in which Himalayan Salt has less sodium per teaspoon than table salt due to the fact that pink salt often comes in larger crystals - therefore the biggest difference is the volume). Nonetheless, its a beautiful salt to keep in your house in both the coarse and fine variety.
Keeping stocked up on salt can be zero waste, just like any of our bulk products here at Great Lakes Refill Co!