Learn about the wonders of salt at Salt of Life
The current food movement is all about removing additives from our food and returning to the basics of the past. Considering this, have you ever taken into account what is actually in the salt that sits on your dinner table? Is it purely salt?
Salt is vital for healthy bodily functions, if you use the right kind! Commercial table salt can be chemically altered and contain additives that are toxic to your food and therefore your body. Whilst sea salt is a better option, particularly from the clean southern oceans around Australia, some of the world’s oceans are becoming more polluted and therefore some sea salt is now having to be refined. Artisans salts, whether they be from rivers, rock or land are your best choice for salt – especially those that have been harvested using traditional extraction methods, where minimal processing allows the essential minerals and elements in the salt to be preserved.
Felicity Philp from Salt of Life has been on a health journey for the last 15 years. Diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that lead her to want to put as many minerals as possible back into her diet, Felicity believes that artisan salt and pepper of exceptional quality are extremely good for you. Felicity relates to the paddock-to-plate concept – that food should be simple and that we should bring out its own flavour rather than adding new ones.
Salt of Life introduces The Gap Farmers’ Market goers to the tasty world of salt with its Australian artisan salts, Australian pepper mixes, salt rubs, infused salts and Himalayan rock salt products. Salt of Life celebrates all things Australian wherever possible and has recently released a new salt mix to its range. The Aussie Grinder Mix is a natural Australian rock sea salt mixed with fresh whole peppercorns from North Queensland. Another new product on the list is the Black and White, which is a beautiful mix of Murray River flake salt, cracked pepper and Tasmanian kelp.
Maybe it’s time to clean out your pantry this weekend and check if your salt bares the colour, texture, flavour and crystalline structure of the region from which it came?
For more information on salt and healthy food take a look at Felicity’s book Friendship Food.
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