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Tandoori Infused Sea Salt 16oz
The traditional "tandoori" flavor is highly recognizable and takes hours to create, while slowing cooking foods in the herb and spice combination. The foods actually marinate while they cook in this remarkable flavor. We've offered it in a pinch of infused sea salt to save the tested time of the slow cooking journey. Read more about this flavor and its history below.
Ingredients: Sea Salt, Lemon Peel, Beet Powder, Tomato, Paprika, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper
Let's take a trip to the Persian Gulf together...
The term “tandoori” actually comes from the word “tandoor” which was a clay oven that originated in Persia (Iran). The tandoor was brought to India via Afghanistan by Arabs. So while many believe that the “tandoori” based dishes is from the Indian heritage, it actually was created by the Persian. The tandoor is used across the Middle East and Central Asia. The heat for a tandoor is generated by charcoal fire or wood fire that burns within the tandoor itself. This cooking tradition creates a natural convection oven while cooking food by both live-fire and hot air.
We celebrate the tandoor’s origin by exploring the Persian Gulf. Persian Gulf is 90,000 sq. miles (233,100 sq km). It has mostly shallow waters and many islands. The gulf waters have very slow currents and limited tidal range. The wildlife of the Persian Gulf is diverse, and entirely unique due to the gulf's geographic distribution and its isolation from the international waters. The Persian Gulf has hosted some of the most magnificent marine fauna and flora, some of which are near extinction or at serious environmental risk. From corals, to Dugongs the Persian Gulf is a diverse cradle for many species who depend on each other for survival.
The increasing salinity of the Persian Gulf, caused by oceanic acidification – a topic that SALTOPIA Infused Sea Salts is fully invested in helping to reverse, and higher water temperatures may be causing problems for the wildlife there. That being said, tourism and positive press has driven the Persian Gulf to be nominated as one of 28 finalists, as part of the seven world’s most natural wonders. This in itself is a wonder, since the waters are some of the world’s most saline, and the temperatures often reach as high as 95 degrees during the hot summer months.