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Piles of natural salt. Source: sakarin14 / Adobe Stock.

How Four of the World’s Rarest Salts Survived for Centuries (Video)


Salt is one of the most important ingredients in the culinary world, but not all salts are created equal. While table salt may be a staple in most households, there are other salts that have been treasured for centuries due to their unique flavor, texture, and healing properties.

Four of the rarest salts in the world are: Salinidad from Mexico, Himalayan salt from the mountains of Pakistan, Bamboo salt from Korea, and Bali sea salt from Indonesia. Let’s delve into how these salts have been harvested, traded, and celebrated throughout history, and why they continue to be sought after by foodies, chefs, and health enthusiasts alike.

Top image: Piles of natural salt. Source: sakarin14 / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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