During the winter, rainpours wet the salt lakes, eventually breeding salt-tolerant algae that secrete a red carotene-based pigment. This pigment turns the lakebeds from pink to red, and the result is a simply marvellous salt.
These apricot-coloured gourmet salt flakes are more delicate than even flor de sal.
Murray river salt is the perfect addition to a bowl of fresh summer fruits such as raspberries and strawberries.
For a real treat, add this salt to an avocado and tomato salad laced with lime juice, just before serving. It’s also great on the rims of drinks!