Festive Flavoured Finishing Salts

festive flavoured finishing salts

It is that time of year when everyone is looking for the prefect gift for that hard to buy for person. Well look no further than these festive finishing salts.

Benefits of salt

I know as a child I was told that salt was bad as it led to heart disease. So for year I didn’t use it. That was until I dated a chef who said that no mean is complete until it has been seasoned with salt and pepper. So I started researching to find out if salt really is as bad as I was led to believe.

The human body requires a small amount of sodium to conduct nerve impulses, contract and relax muscles, and maintain the proper balance of water and minerals.

Salt flavours food and is used as a binder and stabiliser. It is also a food preservative, as bacteria can’t thrive in the presence of a high amount of salt.

Which salt should I use?

It is totally up to you. I prefer to use a natural salt such as fine Himalayan salt or Celtic salt.

It’s important to differentiate between a natural salt and table salt. Table salt is mostly sodium chloride and heavily processed. Natural salts come in their complete, whole form. Examples of natural salts are sea salt and pink Himalayan rock salt. 

Pink himalayan rock salt is mined in the Punjab region of Pakistan, near the foothills of the Himalayas. Some people describe pink Himalayan salt as one of the purest salts available, and say it boasts several health benefits. It is 98 percent sodium chloride. The rest of the salt consists of trace minerals, such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. These give the salt its light pink tint. These minerals also explain why Himalayan salt tastes different from regular table salt.

I always choose a natural salt and avoid the processed table salt variety.

Finishing Salts Recipe

Lemon Myrtle Finishing Salts

To make the lemon myrtle salt add 4 drops of Young Living lemon myrtle oil to 1/4 cup of salt. I pop all the ingredients into a food processor and mix until well combined. I then spoon it into jars or these cute little test tubes to give as gifts.

Other essential oils to use in finishing salts

  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Lemon
  • Oregano
  • Thyme

I love to use finishing salts in my Sukkah. I am a huge fan of the lemon myrtle finishing salts in my Aussie Dukkah. You can find the recipe here.

Or try adding it to dressings or sprinkle over chicken, fish or even chocolate. 

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