DISCOVERING MARAS SALT
What makes Maras salt so extraordinary is the fact that it’s harvested 400
km from the sea and at altitudes of more than 3,500 metres. It is also called
“Inca cachi” which means “salt of the Incas”. The salt takes its name from
the town of Maras which stretches over a plateau that dominates the sacred
valley of the Incas, the valley of Urubamba, about 50 km from the famous
town of Cuzco.
Maras salt is not an ordinary salt, but the only one in the world stream salt
saturated with sodium chloride that originates in the heart of the Andes. It
comes from a prehistoric ocean trapped inside the Peruvian mountains. (It is
said to pass through an area bordered by pink quartz.) It comes out of the
earth as a hot spring naturally charged with salt and minerals. Spouting
more than 3500 m into the Andes, it thus gives birth to a stream saturated
with sodium chloride.
This pure salt, with a strong salty property, is harvested in mountainside
stepped basins, located almost an hour’s walk from Maras in Peru.
Today, more than 700 families organized in cooperatives own these 3 600
ponds and hand-pick this precious gift of nature which produce between 160
and 200 tonnes of salt annually.
Kairos Inka Nature is the only company to import this very rare salt in
In addition to its precious historical seal, the pink salt of Maras is very
beneficial for the body. Sal de Maras is not refined and since it comes from
volcanic mountains, ir is very rich in minerals and trace elements
(magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper and zinc).
It is non-iodized and with a sodium level as low as 22%, the saline profile of
Maras pink salt is balanced and nourishing.
Maras pink salt can be used everywhere. Its orange-pink color also brings a
little exoticism to the kitchen. Its crystals dissolve quickly and the taste of
salt penetrates food to add unparalleled culinary value.
It is highly valued for its quality of food preservation.
There are no two identical salts and
Maras Salt is one of the best in the world!
Peruvian Pink Salt from Maras. This very special high vibrational salt comes from an ancient ocean inside the Earth. (It is said that it goes through an area lined with rose quartz.) It comes out in a warm stream onto flat ponds located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas – at a 10,000 foot altitude high in the Andes. Straight from the salt flats. All natural. Not processed.