Smoked Cyprus

This sea salt has been cold smoked with hardwood for a woodsy colour and a smoky scent and flavour. It makes a great finishing salt. The salt is often found in pyramid shaped flakes. It pairs well with popcorn, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, chocolate mousse and BBQ grilled foods. Note: As seen below, cypress wood should be avoided for smoking. The name of this salt refers to the Island of Cyprus in Italy where it comes from.

Name: Smoked Cyprus
Description: Flaked
Country of Origin: Italy, other countries depends on type of wood used
Extra Mineral/Content: Smoke flavour (Ex. Beech Wood), trace minerals
Possible Health Benefits: Due to its concentrated flavour less salt is required
Recipes: Beef, Desserts, Fish and Seafood, Vegetables

Can I smoke my own Sea Salt?

You can smoke your own salt if you first do your research. There are various recipies on the web. It’s also important to remember that the burning of some woods may be toxic in nature and unhealthy for the body. Also flavour and smell has to be considered. Some woody flavours that are considered safe are:

  • alder
  • beech
  • birch
  • hickory
  • juniper
  • maple
  • mesquite
  • oak
  • fruit wood (apple, apricot, cherry, citrus, peach, pear, plum)

Wood to avoid would include: cedar, cypress, elm, eucalyptus, pine, fir, redwood, sassafras, spruce and sycamore