Just 50km from an olive grove in Western Victoria sits a vast salt lake with a striking pink hue. The lake is fed by natural salt aquifers and each summer dries out to reveal a bed of salmon coloured pink salt. This lake's traditional owners and the Barengi Gadjin Land Council have been working together to hand harvest a small amount of salt from the lake each year.
Though analysis of the salt we know that it is a concentrated store of natural mineral nutrients - rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulphur, iron, manganese, zinc and copper as well as being rich in beta carotene. This complexity of minerals, provides a complex, well rounded flavour - dissimilar to many sharp tasting refined salts. This Pink Lake Salt is a natural product which varies in pigment from wet to dry. The local provenance of the salt, along with the hand harvesting, natural sun drying and the salts beautiful flavour and colour are a mirror of our core principles of regionalism, sustainability and quality. TWC has chosen this salt as the closest in alignment with our values.
If you have previously used salt at home, there's a 90% chance you may have fed yourself and your family plastic! Most salt that you find in stores, processed foods, and your pantry is refined table salt, which often contains anti-caking agents, some of which have been linked to heavy metal toxicity and kidney problems. Worse, sodium acetate is a common preservative found in refined salts, which may cause elevated blood pressure and kidney disturbances. According to a study that tested 39 brands of salts from 16 different countries, researchers found 1,679 "microplastics" in each kilogram of salt. No thank you!
So what should you use instead? This unrefined salt will not only be your new best friend in the kitchen, but you’ll have a great tool for:
Balancing your blood sugar
Keeping your bones strong
Regulating your metabolism
Supporting your immune strength
There are some unrefined brands at the grocery store, but be aware: many brands that claim to be unrefined actually are not! Want to skip the guesswork and feel confident you’re using a salt that’s both tasty and clinically verified to be clean? TWC unrefined salt it is.