Why is the salt pink?
Murray River Salt ™ 'Salt Flakes' are produced using the pristine mineralised brines from the ancient saline aquifers of the Murray Darling Basin. The stunning pale pink hue of the salt flakes is a result of the mineralised brines used to make the salt products.
Where does Murray River Salt come from?
Murray River Salt ™ ‘Salt Flakes' come from the Murray Darling Basin region of North West Victoria. The products are produced using the pristine mineralised brines from the ancient unground saline aquifers. Mineralised brine is pumped up into shallow lake beds, the sun then does its work over many months leaving a layer of salt to be harvested.
Is Murray River Salt from the Murray River?
No, Murray River Salt is made by utilising the mineralised brines which have been in an underground aquifer for thousands of years in the Murray Darling Basin. The brine has not been exposed until it is pumped into our crystallising system. Murray River Salt works with the Murray Darling Basin Authority to prevent 150-200 tonnes of salt per day from entering the Murray River which is a precious life source for many food producers and native flora & fauna in Victoria, New South Wales & South East Australia. Our family is from Mildura, which is widely known as the Murray River Region, hence the name ‘Murray River Salt’.
Why do I need salt in my diet?
Sodium is an essential part of our daily health - without salt, quite simply, we would die, and as the body constantly loses salt through bodily functions, it must be replaced. Salt also plays an important role in controlling our heart rate and curbing release of stress hormones. Dietary guidelines recommend a daily intake of up to 2,300 milligrams a day - or 1,500 milligrams if you're age 51 or older (www.mayoclinic.org). However, too much salt is bad for you and it is hidden in processed foods. Try to avoid processed foods and eat healthy, whole foods and add your own salt as you cook or to your finished dish.
What makes Murray River Salt unique?
Murray River Salt ™ 'Salt Flakes' are very soft and fragile and create a superior texture to your food as opposed to ordinary granulated table salt. Murray River Salt 'Salt Flakes' are not as 'salty' as table salt and they enhance the flavour rather than overpowering it. 100% Australian owned and operated family business.
What minerals are in Murray River Salt® products?
Magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and iodine.
Does the salt contain any additives and preservatives?
Murray River Salt® products are additive and preservative free and are completely natural. Murray River Salt® does not use anti-caking agents in the production process. Naturally Pink.
Is the salt organic?
Yes, Murray River Salt® products are completely natural. Murray River Salt is not certified organic.
How do I use Murray River Salt 'Salt Flakes'?
Place a small amount of salt flakes in small bowl and use a teaspoon or your fingers to sprinkle over your food. Murray River Salt 'Salt Flakes' can be used during the cooking process, as a finishing salt, for seasoning a fresh green salad or seasoning meat and seafood. Get creative and blend your own herb salt rub. Murray River Salt 'Salt Flakes' can even be used in sweet dishes such as salted caramel or dark chocolate dishes.
Isn't all salt the same?
Murray River Salt 'Salt Flakes' are very soft and fragile and create a superior texture to your food as opposed to ordinary granulated table salt. Murray River Salt 'Salt Flakes' are not as ‘salty’ as table salt, described as having a full body flavour and enhances the flavour rather than overpowering it. Murray River Salt® products have a lower sodium level than other salt products.
How does Murray River Salt® help with the salinity issue?
By utilising the mineralised brines from the Murray Darling Basin aquifers, Murray River Salt® prevents 150-200 tonnes per day of saline water from entering the Murray River which is a precious life source for many food producers in South East Australia. Why import Salt when we have a salinity issue right here in Australia? If you would like to read further information on this topic please visit https://www.mdba.gov.au/managing-water/salinity.
Is Murray River Salt® an Australian company?
Murray River Salt® is proudly a 100% Australian family owned company. All Murray River Salt® products are produced in the Mildura region.
Are there any pesticides or herbicides in Murray River Salt® products?
The brine used to produce Murray River Salt® has been in an underground aquifer for thousands of years. The brine has not been exposed until it is pumped into our crystallising system. Our HACCP compliance requires us to analyse for any impurities such as herbicides and pesticides. Murray River Salt is pesticide and herbicide free.