Black Mineral Salt

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Black Mineral Salt (commonly called kala namak) is a classic ingredient in many South Asian dishes and is used in the practice of Ayurveda.

The salt is mined in the Himalayas and then fired in a kiln at extremely high temperatures, hot enough to melt the salt and give it a scorched black color. The heat also changes the chemical composition, bringing out its beloved (and infamous) savory, tart and eggy aroma and flavor.

Use instead of table salt in any dish to add depth and complexity.

  • Origin: Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Aliases: Kala namak, Sulemani namak, sulphur salt
  • Process: Kiln-fired
  • Ingredients: Kiln-fired salt
  • Tasting notes: Egg Yolk • Umami • Iron

This salt does not supply iodide, a necessary nutrient.

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Kala namak literally means "black salt" in Hindi, and it has a long history in Ayurveda. The salt's journey starts when it's mined from the nearby mountains in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India that shares a border with Nepal.

From there, the mineral salt is placed into kilns alongside harad seeds, amla and babul bark and heated for 24 hours until the whole mixture melts, producing jagged black salt crystals that are ground into a powder.

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A Burlap & Barrel Customer
LC
04/30/2022
Lapine, C.
United States

Love it

I love using this in recipes that benefit from an eggy flavor vibe. It’s delicious and unexpected !

TC
03/26/2022
Tanya C.
United States United States

Cooking at Home Everyday @bottega360

Excellent! My customers are enjoying their cooking at home, everyday.

RP
02/20/2022
Richard P.
United States United States

surprising umami flavor

this is very surprisingly strong umami flavor when used sparingly, very highly recommended for a tweak beyond regular salt

MW
01/24/2022
Michael W.
United States United States

Spiced up life

Love the spices and have elevated my kitchen. My wife is thrilled with all the new and creative directions our culinary adventure is taking us from day to day. Several of the peppers we have she has claimed as her favorites.

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01/24/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Recent Purchase

Excellent, as always.

KP
01/19/2022
Kathy P.
United States United States

Awesome salt!!

I love this I use it everyday on all sorts of dishes

A Burlap & Barrel Customer
CA
01/19/2022
Christine A.
United States United States

Add this to everything!!

This is my new go-to salt. I’m using it in most savory dishes I cook instead of regular salt, and it adds another level of depth. While the aroma/flavor by itself is rather strong, it melds perfectly into recipes, very subtle. Trust me—you need this in your kitchen!!

YT
10/02/2021
Yogita t.
United States United States

Amazing quality

The mineral salt is amazing on fresh fruits great taste. I actually use mineral salt a lot in my cooking and you can tell the difference with the Burlap and Barrel brand. Thank you!

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