Not far from the Seymour family's legendary Mount Zero olive grove in Western Victoria sits a vast salt lake with a striking pink hue. The lake is fed by natural salt aquifers and each summer dries out to reveal a bed of salmon coloured pink salt. Mount Zero and the Barengi Gadjin Land Council, representing the Wimmera's traditional land owners, hand harvest a small amount of salt from the lake each year in a respectful collaboration.
Mount Zero Pink Lake Salt is a natural product which varies in pigment from wet to dry. The local provenance of the salt, along with the hand harvesting, natural sun drying and the salts beautiful flavour and colour are a mirror Mount Zero's core principles of regionalism, sustainability and quality.
The salt is a concentrated store of natural mineral nutrients - rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulphur, iron, manganese, zinc and copper as well as being rich in beta carotene. This complexity of minerals, provides a complex, well rounded flavour - dissimilar to many sharp tasting refined salts.
Ingredients (typical 100g analysis)
Sodium 39g, Calcium 550mg, Magnesium 120mg, Potassium 50mg, Sulphur 460mg, Phosphorus 0.89mg, Boron 0.67mg, Iron 0.56mg, Molybdenum 032mg, Zinc 0.2mg, Manganese 0.07mg