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The wonderful world of salt

28/07/14

At Hebridean Sea Salt we obviously think salt is, well, the best thing since sliced bread.  We work with it every day and our passion is relentless. Based in the Hebrides and in constant contact with nature we are well aware of salt’s connection to the environment and we thought we would share some nuggets of salt with you to provide, literally, food for thought…

 

  1. The sea around the Hebrides is incredibly clear and clean and carries a Grade A certification for its purity. It takes roughly three tonnes of this gorgeous natural resource to make 100 kilos of wonderful Hebridean Sea Salt.

 

  1. Without salt the human race is unable to survive. When it comes down to it we are all walking oceans with all the salt in our blood, sweat and tears! Salt aids our blood sugar control, keeps our stomachs at the correct ph and improves our sleep quality. The more natural the salt the better it is for our bodies.

 

  1. Despite their northerly position, the Hebrides have a moderately mild climate thanks to the gulf stream. However the inevitable occasional storm throws up problems for the production of sea salt. Heavy rain can dilute the salt too much while strong winds can make it difficult to collect the sea water. A calm dry day helps when it comes to making one of the world's purest and mineral rich sea salts.

 

  1. The sea has a salt concentration of between 3.1 and 3.8%. This makes the sea two hundred and twenty times saltier than fresh water. The seas around the Hebrides produce salt of the highest quality, rich in trace minerals and totally free from additives. The world is waking up to the benefits of natural unrefined salt as the market for it expands while the market for traditional processed table salts is in decline.

The wonderful world of salt
The wonderful world of salt