What exactly is Black Truffle Salt and what makes it so special? Truffle Salt History incorporating truffles and spice into sea salt has only been a recent development in America. However, because truffles are more expensive than regular sea salt and also because it's easier to make Truffle salt on your own, it's become increasingly popular since its inception. Moreover, since Truffle Salt can also be used as a food seasoning, it provides an almost infinite number of possibilities when it comes to cooking or baking.
As mentioned, Truffle is a form of salt found in a variety of locations. In fact, this earthy product isn't anything new. The most common earthy salts found in nature are Potassium and Magnesium. Interestingly enough, though, two minerals found in black truffle salt and that which is commonly called "real" or "old-fashioned" salts are earthen and sodium chloride. These two minerals provide the earthy flavor to this salt while providing some of the same health benefits to those who enjoy eating it.
So what makes this earthy flavor distinct? Part of it is the method by which it was created. Many years ago, black truffle sea salt was harvested from the soil around the Chateau de Versailles vineyards in France.
During the winter, the Versailles vines go dormant and produce what is known as Seville Crumble. These are actually the seeds from a specific vine found only at the Chateau de Versailles vineyards. It's this Seville Crumble that provides the rich, creamy texture and flavor found in so many different black truffle salt products. But it's not just the seeds that make this one so special. It's the process by which it's prepared and how it gets prepared, as well.
In order to make black truffle salt, you must first dry the Seville Crumble seeds until they're almost completely dry. You can do this on your own using a food processor or a mortar and pestle. Place the seeds in a container and cover them with water. Leave them out for several days and they'll begin to soak up the water.
When the time comes to use your newly-found salt, add it to foods that you'd like to sprinkle onto your baked goods or as a garnish. The most popular way to do this is to sprinkle it onto your popcorn, whether it's plain or covered in butter. This adds a great little bit of flavor to a treat that everyone loves but won't tell you about until it's too late. Sprinkle black truffle over low-fat milk cream cheese on bagels, crackers, bread, and other items that are high in cheese.
Or sprinkle it on top of sour cream, yogurt, fruit desserts and ice cream. If you want an even stronger flavor, try sprinkling it on whole-grain bread and crackers, as well as popcorn. The earthy flavor will bring out the nutty, smoky flavor of this salty treat. Sprinkle it on top of pasta salads and wraps instead of salt flakes. The earthy flavor will cut through any kind of bland ingredients.
No matter how you use black truffle salt, you're guaranteed to love every last bit of it. Its unique combination of taste and texture is sure to bring back fond memories of childhood and make you want to go back and do it all again. It's also great for cooking and baking. A sprinkle on top of some low-fat or no-fat dairy products works wonders for a healthy and tasty treat, while sprinkling it on fruits, vegetables, cereal, chicken, steak and fish makes a healthy snack a delicious and easy way to stay on track with your diet.