The white gold of the Incas.
This exquisite salt, slightly sweet in flavor with a lingering pureness, lends itself to cooking as well as a finishing salt, or for use in a salt mill. In contrast to rock salts, it can be crumbled between your fingers. In particular, it enhances the aroma of fish, crustaceans and shellfish.
The flower of the salt comes from the salt basins of Maras in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes at over 3000 m above sea level. Even back in Incan times, the man-made salt terraces of Maras were a significant source of salt, capturing the saltwater which flowed out of the mountain. With the water evaporating in the sun, a precious yellowish pink crust remained: now available to our customers as AndenKönigsSalz. AndenKönigsSalz consists of flakes of sea salt from an ancient sea created millions of years ago, the remnants of which are now hidden deep within the Andes. It has not been subjected to any harmful environmental influences, which makes it significantly less contaminated and much purer than regular sea salt.