Edible soil on Persian Gulf island

Hormuz Island, an Iranian island in the Strait of Hormuz, is a secluded spot loved by environmentalists and those who long for peace and quiet.

The oval island, known as the key to the Persian Gulf because of its geographical position, has gained popularity with artists too.

Its beaches which are covered with colorful soil are the canvas of artists.

Among green, brown, white, ochre, red and black mountains, the island’s Red Mountains are distinctive. Locals use its soil for baking special bread and add it to pickles as spice.

As a result of low precipitation and a high concentration of salt in the island’s soil and water, no plant grows there; however, its truly different soil has turned it into an ideal place for geological studies.

This news was translated by IFP from Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA)