Pineapple Collaborative created this gorgeous blush pink salt in partnership with Sarela Herrada of SIMPLi and Yolanda Acurio Mendoza of the women-run co-op Comunidad Salinera de Maras. It is harvested by hand to retain superior mineral content, from ponds high in the Peruvian Andes. Its mild taste and medium grind size – between fine kosher salt and crunchy finishing salt – make The Salt a versatile addition to any pantry, enhancing the flavors of all your favorite dishes.
- 3 ounces
- Bespoke reusable ceramic vessel
- Harvested in Peru
This is special because...
Just like Abroad Modern, women-owned and operated Pineapple Collaborative centers on a mission to support other women—their products, companies, stories and movements—in order to create community and connection. The Salt was produced in partnership with Sarela Herrada of SIMPLi and Yolanda Acurio Mendoza of the Comunidad Salinera de Maras.
Salt has been harvested at Maras since the pre-Inca epoch using the same fundamental techniques passed down from family to family over hundreds of years. Salt-rich water from a subterranean stream flows through a natural spring into channels leading down to terraced salt ponds. Once the ponds have filled, keepers dam the channels. As the sun warms the ponds, water evaporates and salt collects on the sides and floor of the pond. This process is repeated to form layers, which are ultimately scraped away by the keeper. The top layer, typically pink and the highest quality, is used for cooking.
Pineapple Collaborative started as a simple potluck dinner in 2015. At the time, brands everywhere were on a mission to “build community,” yet the female founders of Pineapple never really felt welcome. So they decided to start the kind of community they pined for.
Back then Pineapple's founding team - Ariel Pasternak, Raisa Aziz, Ann Yang, Maddie Morales, Jordan Miller and Atara Bernstein - hosted events across Washington, DC spotlighting incredible women in food and building community. Over time these IRL events expanded to NYC, the Bay Area and LA and they launched digital content too.
Today, Pineapple is led by Ariel, Atara, Dani Dillon and Rebecca Kligerman who use their buying power to support exceptional women farmers, creatives, producers, leaders and chefs.