Black Salt

At the beginning of last century, no one would have wondered black salt. Chetvergova was salt on each table – the gentlemen and farmers, manufacturers and merchants, students and priests. She was considered not just a condiment, as a magic bullet drug. A Today, many have not even heard what it is. Out of pure curiosity, people are buying bags. Try, sniff, shake their heads in bewilderment: why should a normal white salt burn? Never occurred to them that as a result of firing turned unique eco-friendly and even medicinal product. Chetvergova salt from time immemorial were prepared only in Russia and only once a year – for Easter. However, of all Russia can not speak, in the south or farther to the north of such a usage is not it was, but in cities and villages of Kostroma, Yaroslavl and Vladimir regions, and in the capital with Mother Moscow the most important Christian holiday – Easter – without this salt was unthinkable.

The last Thursday before Easter Resurrection of Christ is called pure. On this day, it was decided not only to swim in the hole or bath, there are many other customs. Among them is the preparation of black salt. Mistress wrapped in a rag ordinary salt, mingled with jingoistic guschey and placed it all in the old bast and put into the oven. Someone added shredded cabbage leaves, someone – herbs such as oregano or mint.

When the salt turns black, it pounded, sieved. About became the ashes were used as activated charcoal – for the excretion of toxins. The very same salt, together with Easter cakes and eggs carried into the church – to sanctify. Only with Chetvergova salt allowed a colored Easter eggs. And kept it for a year, using as a tool for treating various diseases of people. Someone will think: ordinary religious prejudices. But here is a mystery after all: a black salt actually has some unique features. It does not harm the joints. It can be consumed even by those who are salt actually contraindicated. May not knowingly say that sugar and salt our white enemies. Note: white! But after blowing the salt remains in the range of mineral substances – potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iodine, chromium. And what a delicious taste and aroma is given dishes! Sprinkle with black salt, salad or bread, buttered – get a real treat. And, unlike conventional, it requires much less. It was long thought that the recipes for black salt lost. However, there were people who decided to start their recovery. They went into the wilderness of the Kostroma region. We went from village to village, asked Granny. They were lucky: somewhere over Kady found the man, whom the ancient secret is handed down. To prepare the black salt furnaces need a special, special technology like salt stir. By the way, the quality of the black salt affects literally everything, including wood used: only suitable birch. Now black has a chance to try any and join an ancient tradition, to discover centuries of proven properties of black salt, which is just out of habit called Chetvergova. After all, it certainly is not at all, when the salt is cooked. Just plain salt when blowing (in a long time at high temperature) is another product with new properties. Much healthier and tastier. Try it!