Mixteca Salt, a granulated white salt - Rancho Gordo
Rancho Gordo

Mixteca Salt

Regular price $ 8.35

From 3,000-year-old land salt springs, Mixteca salt naturally softens beans and keeps vegetables bright.

Mixteca salt is mined from ancient salt mines in Puebla, near the Oaxacan border and processed by letting the natural spring waters evaporate. But what's really amazing about this salt is the fact that it's naturally high in bicarbonates that will actually soften your beans.

Most bean lore insists that adding salt before your beans are soft will actually make them harder. I'm not sure if this is true but I do know a pinch or so of Mixteca Salt at the beginning of cooking beans will soften them. It's like the old trick of adding baking soda, without the nasty taste!

The salt isn't a good finishing salt and it will ruin your pasta but it will perform magic on your beans, and if you add it to the cooking water, it will keep your vegetables bright and green! But a little dab will do so only use a small amount or your beans and vegetables will turn to mush or porridge.

Don't be scared, just be careful. In reality, most Rancho Gordo beans are so fresh, they barely need any soaking, let alone any help for softening, but if you have some old stock on hand or want to experiment with an interesting new salt, we think you'll love the Mixteca Salt. 

These items are the results of our two companies working together to help small farmers and producers continue to grow their indigenous products in Mexico, despite international trade policies that seem to discourage genetic diversity and local food traditions.
Product of Mexico. Produced in Mexico under the supervision of the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project.

This product includes a 5% "tariff" that will be donated to No More Deaths, a humanitarian aid group that provides water and other assistance to migrants and refugees along the US border. Rancho Gordo will be matching this amount as well. For more information, see our blog post.

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