Buying Authentic Bamboo SaltBamboo salt was developed in Korea by Buddhist monks over 1,000 years ago as a folk medicinal remedy. Authentic bamboo salt is handcrafted and made by:
- Filling 3-year-old bamboo stalks with sea salt from the west coast of Korea and sealing the ends with red clay collected from the mountains
- Roasting the bamboo stalks over a pinewood fire in an iron kiln at 1472°F for 8-15 hours until the bamboo is incinerated and a white salt pillar remains
- Grinding the salt pillars and re-sealing the salt into new bamboo stalks.
- Repeating the process 2 more times for 3x roasted gray bamboo salt and repeating the process 8 more times for 9x roasted purple bamboo salt, which includes a high heat resin fire at (above) 2732°F for the ninth roast