purple salt

purple salt

[′pər·pəl ′sȯlt]
(inorganic chemistry)
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Among the many salts stocked in his kitchen are: fleur de sel from Breton; fleur de sel from Ile de Re; tonton salt from the South of France, which is good with starchy ingredients, deep sea Japanese salt, which works well for curing or salt crusting ingredients; purple salt from South America that tastes of limestone; and Maldon sea salt from England, good when used with frozen items like ice creams or sorbets.
Actually, the meteorite does have additional purple salt crystals, and I would be willing to part with some in the interest of science.
A meteorite called Zag, named for the arid Moroccan town in which it fell last year, contains purple salt crystals.