The pink salt of Maras in Peru is considered a rose colored gold. It has good properties for the benefit of our bodies and a wonderful flavor. It has become a favored ingredient of Peruvian chefs and of Peru´s gastronomic boom.
Peruvian Pink Sea Salt comes from an ancient ocean, trapped underground, which feeds a spring located 10,000 feet high in the Andes Mountains in Maras, Peru. The warm spring water seeps into terraced ponds located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The ponds, which have been hand-harvested for over 2,000 years, are now owned by individual families, who, after harvesting, load the salt on the backs of burros for the long descent into town. Peruvian Pink Sea Salt is very pale pink and has a rich, complex, minerally flavor. Wonderful on all foods, but particularly salads and vegetables.