Salt & Pepper Box
3 Single Origin Spices
This isn’t just salt and pepper. This is pink Peruvian salt hand harvested from ponds on top of the Andes Mountains and large, flaky salt crystals scooped from the Pacific Ocean. This is floral, fruity, spicy black pepper vine ripened to perfection in Vietnam. This is salt and pepper like it should be.
Tips for Success
- The salts and pepper can be used in every meal to enhance the flavors.
- Try not to pour spices out of the jar over a steaming pot or pan as the steam can get in the jar and cause further clumping.
- Grind whole spices just before cooking for maximum flavor.
- Sacred Valley Pink Peruvian Salt
- Late Harvest Black Peppercorns
- California Coast Sea Salt Flakes
A prehistoric ocean under the Sacred Valley of the Andes Mountains percolates to the surface via fresh water springs. The briny flow is then routed through intricate channels to more than 5,000 terraced ponds owned by hundreds of generational Incan families. When the ponds evaporate in the arid Andean climate, salt that’s particularly rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium is unveiled in a rosy spectrum. The Sacred Valley salt is then painstakingly hand-harvested, a loving contrast to the dynamite blast that’s typically used to shake pink salt loose from other mountainous mines halfway around the world.
Known as “black gold,” peppercorns are one of Vietnam’s largest exports. Berries are often picked green to prevent insects and birds from eating mature fruit, but ours are vine-ripened an extra two weeks under the careful watch of our farmers—a ruby-red hue signals peak fruity and floral notes, as well as a smooth, lingering heat. We source from farms in Quang Tri, where Roots of Peace trains villagers to replace live minefields—more bombs were dropped in this province than in WWI and WWII combined—with this flourishing crop.
Made from seawater collected off the coast of Northern California near Humboldt, these high-grade, crisp, clean finishing flakes are made in small batches with artisanal technique—a delicate dance between filtration and fire evaporation—that seeks to achieve the perfect brine for the crystallization process. As salt crystals form over many hours on the surface of the oceanic concentrate, they sink to the bottom where they are raked, drained, and dried.
How old are these spices?
We purchase what we need every year right after the spices are harvested. These spices are as fresh as you can get. They are not sitting in a warehouse for multiple years. The oldest spices we carry will be one year old compared to the commodity market which warehouses spices for 10+ years before selling them to you.
Do you have recipes to go with these spices?
Yes! We have an ever expanding recipe library of chef tested recipes. Click here to learn more. Please shoot us an email if there are any recipes you would like to see at email@example.com.
Can I buy spices for corporate gifts?
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