Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt

himalayan pink crystal salt in Saudi Arabia

Many people are discovering something new in their local grocery stores, it is pink salt. Not only is it pink salt, it’s pink Himalayan crystal salt. The question you’re probably asking is, “why is the salt pink and what makes it any different from ordinary table salt?” These are excellent questions, and we will inform you on exactly what pink Himalayan crystal salt is and what differentiates it from ordinary table salt.

The first thing you need to know about your everyday iodized table salt is that it is highly refined. Essentially, iodized salt is in fact sodium chloride (NaCl), aka salt, just not in its natural form. Due to the amount of refinement of iodized salt, you’ll probably end up using more in order to get the desired flavor. This could lead to massively exceeding your recommended daily intake of sodium, which is linked to several health disorders.

Pink Himalayan crystal salt is much different than iodized table salt. First, it’s completely natural and is not put through any refinement process.[1] Due to not being refined, the salt packs all the flavor you would find in iodized salt, just with much less actual sodium chloride (NaCl). This can be highly beneficial from a health standpoint. Taking in less sodium can help alleviate many health disorders, such as high blood pressure. Also, there is no artificially added iodine as it’s strictly organic. Liken pink Himalayan crystal salt to honey, and iodized table salt to refined cane sugar.

With all this in mind, pink Himalayan crystal salt is absolutely perfect for barbecuing, sautéing or seasoning your favorite dish. From breakfast to a steak dinner, pink Himalayan crystal salt can add the perfect amount of flavor to your dish without introducing fillers, iodine and unhealthy amounts of sodium to the dish as well. Backyard is the number one supplier of nearly every type of organic salt you could ever need to add to your spice accoutrements.

To find out how you can acquire pink Himalayan crystal salt, contact us today by calling +966.13.845.6798. We will be more than happy to walk you through the various types of salts and spices we have to offer with the rest of our gourmet provisions. We look forward to hearing from you soon!



What is Smoked Sea Salt and How do You Use it?

Smoked Sea Salt in Saudi Arabia

While you may have certainly heard of sea salt before, have you ever heard of smoked sea salt? Chances are, you more than likely have not heard of it. Truly, that is a shame. Smoked sea salts can aid you in adding a unique touch to all your favorite dishes, no matter the type of dish you’ve prepared. The range of flavors you can add to your favorite foods through our many different types of smoked sea salts is beyond any other market in Saudi Arabia or the entire Middle East.

When utilizing smoked sea salts, you’re immediately going to want to overdo it. The unbelievable aroma of our smoked sea salts will cause you to want to cover your food in it. Don’t forget, however, it’s still salt and you should start light and continually perform taste tests to ensure you’re not overpowering your food with saltiness. That being said, the range of uses for smoked sea salts is an extreme benefit and something that simply cannot be overstated.

So when should you use smoked sea salts? Truth be told that’s completely up to you and what you like. But, there are a few items that go extremely well with smoked sea salts. Utilization as a dry rub for your meat cuts is a perfect example. You can use only the smoked sea salt when prepping your beef, poultry or fish for cooking, or you can use it in conjunction with a variety of spices. The versatility of smoked sea salts is another reason it’s so great. It’s also an excellent alternative to actually smoking your meats on the grill. When you don’t want to spend hours adding charcoal and wood chips to the grill, you can simply add smoked sea salts to get that smoked flavor without all the hassle. In addition to this, you can even add the smoky flavor to your meats in the oven or the stove as smoked sea salts are completely indoor friendly.  Adding smoked sea salts to your meats prior to cooking them can help retain juiciness and increase their overall flavoring exponentially.

Utilizing smoked sea salts on your meats really seems like a “no-brainer”. It’s all the other uses that make smoked sea salts so incredible. When preparing your sauces and garnishes, it’s perfect. If either salting your corn on the cob with it, or looking to add more flavor to your barbecue sauce, smoked sea salts can handle all of it. Utilizing smoked sea salts on your sweets is becoming more and more popular. Are you tired of eating your bland snacks in between meals? If so, a pinch of smoked sea salts can make all the difference in the world. Don’t forget about your breakfast either, you can turn your normal routine morning meal and really enhance the flavoring. Once again, the versatility of smoked sea salts is something that cannot be overstated. It truly is a “must have” kitchen item.

To find out the different types of smoked sea salts available and how you can best utilize them when preparing your next meal, call Backyard today at +966.13.845.6798. We will be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions and assist you in any way possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Want to Know How to Make Your Own BBQ Rub?

Wouldn’t you love to become proficient in making your own BBQ rub versus using a pre-packaged rub? A homemade rub is something you will not only find to be fresher, but ultimately something you will be proud of. Being able to fine tune your BBQ rub will allow you to tinker around with different spices to get the optimal dry rub.

When it comes to starting out with a rub, you’re going to want to ensure you have a good sugar base. Refined sugar and brown sugar are used most commonly to get this base. Making sure you keep your spices fresh is highly important if you want the best results; we recommend putting dates on your spices so you know how old they are. When mixing together your own spices, it is imperative to perform taste tests prior to applying the rub to your BBQ. After some time, you will be able to create rubs intended for spicy results, or sweeter results. You can make any rub you want. Below is a rub provided by Weber® which can be used on both poultry and beef:

¼ cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon granulated garlic

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

In order to make various types of BBQ rubs, you’ll need a plethora of spices. Backyard Middle East is the number one provider of fresh spices in our region. If you ever want to learn more about making your own BBQ rub, or are just looking for the freshest spices, feel free to contact us or stop by our store. If you need to get in contact with us at any time, call us at +966 13 845 6798.