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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Why is Persian Blue Salt Blue?

A: The compressed mineral structure refracts the blue light. Blue Salt is a natural salt formed from a fossilized sea bed in the Iranian mountains over 100 million years old. This ancient sea dried out and was covered by earth. Over millions of years the pressure of the earth compressed the salt crystals, the compressed salt mineral structure refracts the blue light.  Tectonic plate movement created the northern mountain ranges of Iran, thus exposing the salt veins contained in the mountain. 

Q: What is Blue Salt?

A: NaCl, it is a natural salt with no additives. Blue salt is a delicious cooking salt, similar to Pink Himalayan Salt. 

Q: Why is it Persian Blue Salt Special?

A: It’s blue! This is a beautiful looking salt, nothing else is like it. It is also a low sodium salt full of salty flavour! 

Q: What are the nutrition qualities of Persian Blue Salt?

A: 85.8% NaCl, 0.097% Ca, 0.028% Mg, 13.0% potassium, <0.005% iodine, <0.1% moisture. Blue salt is a low sodium salt with relatively high potassium. 

Q: Where is Blue Salt from?

A: Blue salt is only found in a few places on Earth. Our Blue Salt is from the Northern mountains of Iran. Blue Salt is from an ancient sea bed present in the mountains of Iran. It is mined from the veins of blue salt running through the mountain. 

Q: Is Persian Blue Salt a Natural Product?

A: Yes! This is an ancient fossilized salt that runs in veins through the Northern Mountains of Iran. There is no added colour. The blue colour is from the magnesium present in the salt being under immense pressure from the mountains forming. This compressed magnesium crystal salt structure refracts the blue light. 

Q: How do I cook with Blue Salt?

A: Persian Blue Salt has a strong upfront salty taste, it is stronger in flavour than other salts so you do not need to use it as much. Use it as you would Sea Salt, Pink Salt, or Kosher Salt. Great in cooking steak, stew, soup, chicken, fish, and roasted or cooked vegetables. 

Q: What are the uses for Persian Blue Salt

A: Blue Salt can be used in any place Kosher Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Sea Salt, and table salt is used. It naturally contains trace amounts of iodine and magnesium and is lower in sodium than other salts. 

Blue Salt is used like regular salt. Blue salt has a strong salt flavour so you will not need to use as much to flavour your cooking. Blue Salt can also be used in bath and body products, as scrubs or bath bombs.  

Q: Persian Blue Salt for Beauty Products

A: Blue Salt can be used in many beauty products. It is a mineral-rich salt, nice for softening and gently cleaning the skin. Salt is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent. Persian Blue Salt can be used in facial scrubs, hand and foot scrubs, body scrubs, and bath bombs. 

Q: Why is it called Persian Blue Salt

A: Blue Salt is mined from salt veins found in the Northern mountain ranges of Iran, formerly known as Persia. The Persian Empire, also known as the Achaemenid Empire, lasted from approximately 559 B.C.E. to 331 B.C.E. At its height, it encompassed the areas of modern-day Iran, Egypt, Turkey, and parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source Nat Geo Feb 14th, 2021:,parts%20of%20Afghanistan%20and%20Pakistan. )

Q: Is Blue Salt mined sustainably? 

A: Yes. Due to the rarity of this mineral, some types of Blue Salt have limits on how much can be extracted each year. 

Q: Who mines the salt?

A: Many labourers and machines mine the salt. This salt mine in Iran has modern safety practices and ethical working conditions. This salt is mined from salt veins in the mountains. Standard mining practices are used, there is limited machinery used to keep the salt clean, and because there is limited space. Much of the mining is done by hand, by collecting large rocks of salt and moving the salt to the factory for grading and refining. This also helps keep quality consistent. 

Q: Is Persian Blue Salt ethically sourced?

A: Yes, all workers are paid a proper wage, and limits on how much salt can be extracted from the mine are followed. 

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