Black Salt: Did You Know?

18 Feb

Black Salt (Kala Namak)

Did you know that black salt tastes like eggs?

Black salt, also known as kala namak or black indian salt, is an excellent addition to any dish you want to have an egg-like flavor. Though actually pinkish-gray in color, black salt smells and tastes eerily similar to eggs, largely due to its sulfur content.

Truth be told, it has been over 4 years since I’ve actually eaten an egg, but that flavor is one that I have not forgotten. When I first tried black salt, I automatically wondered, “Is this salt made from actual eggs?” Thankfully it isn’t. Black salt is commonly produced through a synthetic process by combining sodium chloride, sodium sulphate, sodium bisulphate and ferric sulphate, which are placed in a furnace and reduced, then ground into a powder (source).

One Response to “Black Salt: Did You Know?”


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