Peruvian Premium Pink Salt
Peruvian Pink Salt. ... The brine spring water flows from deep within the mountain into small family owned salt ponds, thousands of them, on the cliff-sides which are then sun-dried producing the beautiful and crunchy salt.What is Peruvian Pink Salt and why is it so special?Peruvian Pink Salt is one of the few natural salts that is rich in flavor and history. It comes from an ancient ocean, trapped underground, which feeds a spring 10,000 feet high in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The warm water spring seeps into 4,200 terraced salt ponds in Maras near Cusco, Peru. The ponds, which have been hand-harvested, hand‐processed and hand‐mined for over 2,000 years are now owned by over 380 individual families who, after harvesting, load the salt on the backs of burros for the long decent into town.How is Peruvian Pink Salt produced?The Maras salt mines were born from a tributary whose source is in the middle of a mountain. This stream joined the Urubamba River and the salt was lost. When the Incas realized that the water was salty, they began digging wells and once each one was filled, they closed it. Once there, the sun evaporated the water and the salt was left behind. There are currently 4,500 wells and the river is still going.