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A NEW Kalahari Peoples Story: Sustainability is the Heart of Contribution
Original article: !Xaus Lodge - Oryx Desert Salt supports !Xaus Lodge Community Oryx Desert Salt supports !Xaus Lodge community Transfrontier Park Destinations (TFPD) has a long-held vision of partnering with communities to commercialise their tourism assets, create sustainable job opportunities and encourage sustainable economic activity.  It is with the invaluable support of homegrown, global companies that […]
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The Poetry of Taste: Why It Matters Which Salt You Use
Believe it or not, it’s still a mystery to science quite how salt works to enhance flavors and make food taste better.  All we really know is that salt has a greater impact on flavor than any other ingredient. Not only is our entire tongue receptive to all tastes (contrary to the false belief that […]
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Salt: A Small Pinch With A Big Impact On Health
Salt is good for you. You need it – in fact, it’s essential; it’s the one food you must consume for without it, you would die.  And… it’s possible you may not be consuming enough of it.
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What Future Are You Buying?
Sometimes on auto-pilot (scoffing crisps watching Netflix 😊), sometimes with care and consideration (what to cook for a dinner party), sometimes with far-reaching impacts for the future (shall we get married?)
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Salt Is Our Love-Crush
It’s February – the month of Love.  And oh, how we loooooove salt!   When it comes to food, one of our most enduring never-ending love-story has got to be with salt.  Salt is our go-to significant other [...]
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Raising The Bar On Bread
‘Bread is all about culture,’ says Francois Zietsman, owner of the Bread Bar at Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. It’s a small retail space with a casual, relaxed feel and an air of a contemporary artisanal baking [...]
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The Soul Of Salt
There’s a little-known story behind the Oryx Desert Salt symbol, one that’s steeped in mystery, history and myth. Oryx Desert Salt isn’t just a wonderful ingredient in your kitchen, it also has symbolic relevance that we think [...]
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Sunday Times – Out of The Pan
One of the most thrilling moments in Samantha Skyring's life was seeing salt crystals form in front of her eyes. Some of us might equate that with watching paint dry, but to understand her excitement you have to go back [...]
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Giving Back Through Buying In
What are you really buying into when you purchase Oryx Desert Salt? The story behind our brand extends beyond just the narrative about the product, to include the social impact producing our salt [...]
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The Desert Salt Journey: One Woman's Encounter With The Oryx
20 years ago, Samantha Skyring, CEO and founder of Oryx Desert Salt, decided to walk 120km through the Namib Desert for 7 days to the Skeleton Coast. Little did she know that this adventure would lead her to the creation of Oryx Desert Salt.
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Every Day Is Earth Day
The earth we live on is there for us every single day. No exceptions. She provides us with resources, fuel, power, food, shelter, clothes, the air we breathe, the water we drink – everything we need to live – and not just live, but thrive! Not only does the Earth provide for our physical needs, […]
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Health Benefits Of Salt
It’s not surprising we’re so confused about salt. On one hand we’re told that too much salt is bad for our health, it leads to water retention, hypertension and increases our risk for premature death. On the other hand, we’re told that salt is vital to good health and without it we would die [...]
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Bringing The Heart Of The Kalahari To The USA
After many years of growing the brand locally and internationally, in October 2021, Oryx Desert Salt will be one of the few South African brands to land on Whole Foods Market shelves in the USA. Whole Foods’ customers look for [...]
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Water & Salt: Essentials For Life
This month we’re celebrating World Water day – the vital precious substance that is essential for life.  But did you know that salt is equally essential to life as is water?  In fact, water and salt work synergistically together to create a state of balanced health in your body.  Water delivers nutrients to the cells […]
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How !Xaus Lodge Began
In May 2002 the *Khomani San and Mier communities reached an historic land settlement agreement with the government of South Africa and South African National Parks (SANParks) which restored a large tract of land to the communities that had once roamed or farmed this area [...]
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7 Hidden Non-Vegan Ingredients: Read The Label!
November 1st is world vegan day and did you know that according to google trends, South Africa ranks among the world’s top 25 nations where veganism is most popular? In fact, these days the interest in veganism in [...]
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Please Pass The Salt
We’re hardwired to crave salt for one reason only – we need it to survive. It’s an essential nutrient and we need it for regulating fluids in our bodies, blood pressure and for creating nerve impulses. However, adding salt to your food does a whole lot more than [...]
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Buy Local, Support Local So Our Heritage Flourishes
Heritage Day as we know it was established in 1995 after the first free elections and the beginning of a true democracy in our beautiful country. But let’s not forget that before that, the date was celebrated as [...]
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The Lowdown On Low-Carb & Salt
Following a low carb or keto diet? Then this is a must-read for you! Chances are that if you’ve been following a low-carbohydrate (that’s between 100-150g of carbs a day) or ketogenic diet (50g of carbs or less) you haven’t given a [...]
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The Taste of Wine and Salt
The crystals of salt range in colour from pink rose, through ruby cherry to a luscious burgundy: Oryx Desert Wine Salt. An exquisite combination of salt that’s been infused in Shiraz wine. The wine comes from Baleia, a winery where the vineyards [...]
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Stop Buying Our Grinders
Yes, you heard that right, but don’t get us wrong. We love our grinders, the way the high quality ceramic grinder heads are built to last (refill up to 10 or more times), we like how good-looking our glass bottles stay (labels printed directly on the glass so no peeling, scruffy paper labels) [...]
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Its Time To Be Socially Essential
It wasn’t just about sanitising hands, wearing masks and social distance. Or navigating the landslide of economic fallout that has threatened and in some cases annihilated businesses, both large and small. Nor was it just about learning to cope with [...]
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Sweet Potato Wedges with Roasted Cauliflower and a Cheese Sauce
April is Earth Month and it’s been fascinating to see how a world in lockdown has so many of us gravitating instinctively towards basic essentials in our kitchens [...]
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The Gift of Salt
Giving a bag of salt has a long tradition, from giving salt as a house-warming present to gifting a newly married couple to wish them abundance and prosperity. Apart from its practical use, salt carries great symbolic value as a gift. Giving salt signifies trust between you [...]
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Foodie Gifts: Preserved Whole Lemons
This holiday season, we’re focussing on food recipes that can double up as beautiful foodie gifts for friends and family. It turns gifting into something thoughtful and special instead of the mad frenzy of Christmas [...]
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Edible Gifts: Stained Glass Butter Cookies
As the festive season draws near, we’re starting to think about gifting. While there are literally thousands of options in the shops to choose from, nothing beats the unique one-of-a-kind foodie gift that’s handmade by you [...]
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Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Oryx Salt Artisan Bread
Here’s a gorgeously light yet flavourful weekend lunch or dinner; when you’re craving something wholesome and nourishing, yet easy on the palate. Ruvarashe Matsika is one of Jackie Cameron’s students [...]
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Celebrating The Braai
We believe in freedom. Like having the freedom to choose products that are truly free of artificial ingredients and chemicals that were never meant to be consumed by humans. The whole Oryx Desert Salt range is [...]
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Smoked Salt – Why It’s Trending
If you’re finding yourself reaching for smoked salt to season your food, it’s probably because you’re already in the know about what is fast becoming a intriguing trend in the world of salt. The word out on the market [...]
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Low Carb Courgette Lasagne
If you’re following a low-carb or ketogenic diet, you’ll know that lasagne is way off limits. It’s just NO to lasagne! Unless… …you’re Peter Ayub of Sense of Taste Chef School who doesn’t believe in life without lasagne [...]
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Oryx On The Go
We work hard to be innovative when it comes to creating packaging for our desert salt, harvested in the pristine Kalahari Desert from underground streams millions of years old. There’s a wide range of packaging [...]
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The Braai Salt
Well over a year ago, we decided we wanted to produce a salt that contributes to the happiest and friendliest of our national food heritages: the braai. And so the Oryx Braai salt came about. We asked Jackie Cameron, a top [...]
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Cold White Tomato Soup by Chef Nadin Pospech-Demmler
Tomato soup is one of the most comforting meals you can eat. Whether you’re sick, or having a bad day, a warm bowl of delicious tomato soup is always there to make you feel warm [...]
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Salted Caramel Macaroons
Easy to make salted caramel macaroons with Oryx Desert Salt. All the ingredients and instructions to make this tea time treat for any occasion and [...]
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Cured salmon by Zola Luwarca
We absolutely love everything produced by our beautiful earth. Enjoy this easy to make Cured Salmon with Oryx Coarse Salt as a lunch or dinner feast during the summer times.
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What Is Your Kitchen Must Have Item?
KITCHEN ESSENTIALS ORYX BRAAI SALT I am always trying new products in my kitchen, some good, some so-so, and others terrible. The “keepers” [...]
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Panna Forte by Kelvin Joel
Preparation Time: 10minutes Ingredients 10 Gram Oryx Desert Salt70 Gram Honey40 Gram Butter50 Gram Sugar50 Gram Mixed Nuts50 Gram Almonds Flaked50 Gram Hazel Nuts80 Gram Dried Fruit75 Gram Flour [...]
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Pork Belly With Parmesan Whipped Potato by Jacques Swart
Chef Jacques Swart has come up with a delicious and simple recipe for pork belly you won’t want to miss. Using Oryx Desert Salt, you will be able to [...]
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Salted Toffees by Tanja Kruger
Easy Salted Toffee recipe for the any occasion or the holidays. Follow the steps to create a treat for your family and friends to enjoy anytime of the day. Make these as a gift for your friends on their birthday or a holiday season [...]
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Warm Beef and Beetroot Salad by HD Fraser
A pair that has no competitor: Beef and beetroot. Who would have thought? Chef H.D. Fraser proves it with this incredible warm beef and beetroot salad recipe. Beef seasoned with rosemary and Oryx Desert Salt, accompanied with [...]
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Grilled Leg of Lamb With Rosemary by Jerome Norton
Chef Jerome Norton is bringing you a recipe for leg of lamb you have to try at home. Seasoned with rosemary and Oryx Desert Salt, this dish is filling and flavourful, as well as incredibly simple to follow. Read the whole [...]
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Izelle Hoffman’s Poached Eggs For Blood Type O
When you eat a diet that’s optimally designed for your particular blood group, you’re able to resist life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver failure much more easily as well as avoid many [...]
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Izelle Hoffman’s Poached Eggs For Blood Type AB
When you eat a diet that’s optimally designed for your particular blood group, you’re able to resist life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver failure much more easily as well as avoid many [...]
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Izelle Hoffman’s Poached Eggs For Blood Type B
When you eat a diet that’s optimally designed for your particular blood group, you’re able to resist life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver failure much more easily as well as avoid many [...]
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Izelle Hoffman’s Poached Eggs For Blood Type A
When you eat a diet that’s optimally designed for your particular blood group, you’re able to resist life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver failure much more easily as well as avoid many [...]
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Izelle Hoffman – The Blood Group Diet & Why It Works
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn We’re delighted to be collaborating with Izelle Hoffman, SA’s newest rising star in the culinary industry. ‘For the love [...]
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Lientjie Back From The UK, Ready To Rock It!
In August last year, we told you about Lentijie Isak’s amazing opportunity to travel to the UK to study and experience working as a chef in some top culinary venues. What did she have to say about it? Well, in a nutshell, it was just ‘magical’  with her trip beginning with a visit to London […]
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We’ve Got Chemistry!
THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SALT In relationships of all kinds – romantic and otherwise – when things aren’t working out, we say the chemistry’s wrong. And when the chemistry’s off, when there’s too much of this [...]
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Naturally Spirited - flyblue article
Digest an empowering philosophy from Samantha Skyring, CEO of the proudly South African brand Oryx Desert Salt: "Follow your passion, it has incredible power!"
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Ginger & Salted Sesame Seed Nougat with Oryx Red Wine Salt by Chef Angie Boyd
Make these delicious Ginger & Salted Sesame Seed Nougat with our Oryx Red Wine Salt. Full ingredient list and instructions to make these treats for your family and friends to enjoy any [...]
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Lemon & Lime Pickle By Chef Peter Ayub
Makes 1 large jarYou need to make this of course when limes are available – if not than just do lemons! This makes for a perfect gift for friends and family! Ingredients 5 washed limes cut into 6 segments5 washed lemons cut [...]
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Cooking Up a Dream
When Lolandi ‘Lientjie’ Isaks was a little girl, she had a big dream; one day she would be a chef and through her cooking, she would see the world. But as she grew up, her dreams faded into impossibility. Being the eldest child, she needed to take care of her younger siblings and after Grade […]
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Lientjie Inspired Carrot Recipe
Caramelised Ginger Carrot – inspired by !Xaus Lodge Chef Lientjie Isaks Scrub 2-3 large carrots clean and then using a potato peeler, peel off long strips the whole length of the carrot.  Be sure to keep the carrot strips in ice-cold water to keep them crisp.  Heat up some butter, sprinkle in about a teaspoon […]
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Bath Salts
It’s the season for inwardness, the time when in nature, nothing seems to be going on and everything seems dead and lifeless. But under the surface, there’s so much happening! There’s vigorous creativity and growth going on beneath the soil, in seeds, bulbs and in the trunks and branches of trees.
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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬. Here's why:

👉 The source may contaminate the salt with harmful pollutants (such as microplastics found in the ocean), and may be finite (meaning, unsustainable)
👉 The method of extraction can leave harmful chemical residues in the salt (such as those found in dynamited rock salts, including some sources of Himalayan salt)
👉 The process of refining table salt includes using artificial free flow and anti caking agents, over-heating the salt, and stripping the salt of their essential minerals.

We'll say it again: the source of your salt matters! Not only for the planet's health, but for your personal health too.

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