Black truffle sea salt is a fine finishing salt used in many dishes and is usually found in the bulk section of most supermarkets. A great natural finishing salt for appetizers, rice, pasta, and vegetable dishes.
Grain size: Fine (0.1 mm-0.7 mm).
Please note: Not recommended for salt shakers as the size of black truffle sea salt flakes are too large to fit into the machine. If you must use a shaker, keep it small enough so that your fingers can't get too close to the top of the salt shaker, and also avoid using a smaller shaker.
Black truffle sea salt is usually available in two forms; dry and wet. The dry form should not be diluted when used as the salt content tends to diminish over time. The wet form on the other hand, while retaining more of the saltier properties of the sea, is best used as a cooking ingredient. It has a higher absorbency but also tends to retain more of the original properties of the sea.
Black truffle sea salt can be purchased from a local supermarket or from a local specialty food store. If you are purchasing it online or from a specialty food store, the retailer should specify which type of sea salt is included in the package. Many specialty food stores carry the full line of Black Truffle Sea Salt.
Truffles are a variety of fungus that grows on various hardy plants. They are commonly known as the "cocoa butter" of fungi because they have a bitter taste to them that resembles a chocolate-covered fruit. The fungus spreads by spores, which are then carried along by the wind. The main component of the truffles is cocoa butter, which is rich in nutrients and vitamins.
This naturally occurring substance provides numerous health benefits. It contains antioxidants and is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. When mixed with other naturally occurring plant extracts, it serves as an anti-bacterial and antifungal agent and when combined with the nutrients of the cocoa butter provides a potent dietary supplement for maintaining overall health. It contains flavonoids, a group of anti-inflammatory compounds.
Truffles are found on the surface of many trees worldwide, including the French. It is not a cultivated plant, it grows on decaying wood and logs that are left on beaches and other bodies of water. It is harvested and shipped to different parts of the world where it is processed into a powder and sold. It is often found in most grocery stores.
When you use a Black Truffle sea salt shaker, it is important that the salt is not mixed with other salts. This is because the resulting mixture will have a tendency to lose the natural characteristics of the sea and will eventually lose its properties. Black truffles will lose their natural flavors as they dry.
When used as a table salt, sea salt can be sprinkled over vegetables and meats that are to be eaten raw. This salt can also be sprinkled over eggs before cooking and added to dishes. When added to dishes that contain butter, the truffles will make a delicious and nutritious spread that is high in healthy minerals and proteins and low in calories.
The sea salt in the truffle powder will add a wonderful flavor to any dish you prepare, it works well in place of salt and pepper and other traditional seasonings. It adds a nice zing to food without being overpowering.
The sea salt shaker will enable you to easily add the truffles to your favorite foods without having to purchase or measure additional salt. You may find that the salt shaker will save you money in addition to providing an alternative for those who prefer to make their own meals. Sea salt is considered a healthier alternative to table salt because it is much lower in sodium.
Truffles can be used as a dip with bread or desserts. The black truffle salt may be eaten directly from the container. The powder is used as a salad dressing, on salads, sandwiches, and wraps, and added to soups, stews, and casseroles. They add a lovely fresh and unique flavor to drinks and fruit juices. The truffles are an excellent accompaniment for hot chocolate or tea.