Peruvian Pink Salt also known as Maras Salt, Pink Salt of the Incas or Salt of the Incas is extracted from the Maras Salt Mines located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas located in the District of Maras, Province of Urubamba, Department of Cusco – Peru at approx. 4,000 meters above sea level. It produces a 100% natural salt, with high mineral content (calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, among others).
Since time immemorial the area has had a spring, which comes out of the middle of the mountain, bringing salt water. “water that is carried to the pools through channels that run through the whole place”. By a process of crystallization through the sun, this water is evaporated giving rise to a unique product, the Maras Salt from Cusco.
Today, the Salt Mines of Maras are worked by families from the Maras and Pichingoto communities, who have inherited the salt ponds and salt cultivation techniques from generation to generation.