The selection of different salts is huge, but prices vary enormously. Are these differences really justified or are the salts basically the same? VIP News has made the big salt test.
Fleur de Sel
Fleur de Sel is formed on the surface of the sea salt basin. The tender salt flowers develop only on very sunny and windy days. As a thin layer, they float on the surface of the salt pans.
A small amount of iron oxide is responsible for the pink colour of the Himalayan salt. Mainly it consists of sodium chloride. It is extracted like rock salt from a salt mine.
Danish Smoke Salt
As the name implies, this salt comes from Denmark. However, the salt itself comes from the Dead Sea. It is smoked for 160 hours and thus gets its typical taste. The smoking is based on ancient traditions of the Vikings.
Blue salt comes from Iran and is considered one of the rarest salts in the world. It is also obtained by mining. The mineral Sylvin gives it the typical bluish shimmer.
Pyramid & Sea Salt
Pyramidal salt is pure sea salt. Sea salt is obtained by evaporation of pure seawater from shallow saltwater basins. Wind and sun create a salt crust on the surface, which is then harvested.
Only the pyramidal structure distinguishes pyramidal salt from conventional sea salt. These arise during the complex production process.
The brine is heated in boiling pans and it grows slowly quadrangular Hohlpyramiden.
Black lava salt
Lava salt owes its characteristic taste of fine enclosed lava rock. Salt manufacturers like to add normal carbon to activated carbon to get the typical black colour. However, this has nothing to do with the original lava salt.
Rock salt is formed by deposits from seawater or the evaporation of mineral-rich groundwater. It is mined like coal in mines.