Salt is one of the world’s most ancient preservatives. From the Egyptians to the Vikings, and the Middle Ages, salting is the go-to preservation method in the absence of refrigeration. Although salts are “salty,” not all salts are equal, some can have a bitter taste while others are metallic. Flavored salts have recently entered the culinary scene which are salt mixtures infused with herbs, spices, and dried flowers.
Rock salt mines in Texas provide consumers with natural salt uniquely flavored from their regions. Other specialty spice stores also offer salts from all over the world such as the Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, and Kosher Salt.
Check out the TexasRealFood Promptuary for salty information about this natural preservative.