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A Foundation of Integrity: Over Forty Years of Exceptional Sea Salt

Since our founding in 1976, Celtic Sea Salt has grown into a worldwide brand, recommended for both unique taste and unique health benefits. Our roots remain at the center of our growth. While many claim to be the original, we have had over forty years to perfect our craft, and the resulting products embody our dedication. More Information...

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1. Where does Celtic Sea Salt® come from?

Each of our salts comes from a unique place!  Here is a list of our Celtic Sea Salt® salts and their source.

Light Grey Celtic, Fine Ground Celtic, Flower of the Ocean:   FRANCE

Celtic Pink Sea Salt, Fossil River:  SPAIN

Gourmet Kosher: GUATEMALA

Celtic Kosher Coarse and Fine:  COLIMA MEXICO

Makai Pure:  HAWAII USA

Rare Body Bath Coarse and Fine:  VARIOUS

2. How is it harvested?

Here is a list of our salts and their respective harvesting methods:

Light Grey Celtic-  Hand harvested using method invented by the Celts who settled this region of France.  Seawater at high tide is trapped in estuaries until it evaporates to a brine, in which it is guided by the salt farmer through a series of clay-lined beds until by the end it is crystallizing.  The farmer uses wooden rakes to pull the sunken crystals imparted with the grey color from the bed of the harvesting ponds.  With little more done than natural draining, the yield is a moist, natural crystal salt with the brine, or “bitterns” still intact.

Fine Ground Celtic-  This salt comes from the Light Grey Celtic, just low-temperature dried and crushed for convenience. Great for baking and as a transition salt (looks the closest to regular salt)

Gourmet Kosher-  Hand harvested by salt farmers from lined beds where seawater is piped in and allowed to evaporate. As the crystals form they are kept in motion, yielding a beautiful, tiny, delicate crystal.
Makai Pure- Greenhouse harvested salt.  The seawater is taken from deep ocean currents where there is higher salinity, which yields a high-mineral salt with beautiful natural chunks and flakes.

Kosher Celtic-  Naturally harvested from salt ponds where the seawater is naturally filtered up through the ground.  This is the most moist salt we have.  Also for its price the highest minerals.  Even the fine ground variety is very moist, full of the mineral-rich brine.

Flower of the Ocean-  This is the “cream of the crop” of salts.  By skimming the crystals off of the surface of the brine, only the most delicate crystals are caught before they sink to become the Light Grey Celtic salt.  Flower of the Ocean is a culinary treasure, known as a “finishing salt” or an “expediting salt” to be pinched on food right before serving.  No need for a grinder with this salt, as the crystals are easily crushed between the fingers.

3. Is there Iodine?
4. What is your best salt?
5. How do you ensure it is just salt?

We strive to ensure that the salt you get from us is just salt as Mother Nature intended.  Our producers test at the source and we do annual 3rd party testing.  We test for pollutants like mercury, lead, and aluminum.  We also test for radiation, petroleum, and micro-plastics.

6. Where I can I find your salt?

Our salt can be found at these fine Retailers.



My Trip to Fossil River

My trip to the salt production of our Fossil River salts was amazing.

Fossil River salts are one of the most unique sources I have visited. This salt comes from evaporated water that comes from an underground river.

  

On the way to Vilena to see the Sierra Nevada river salt, they pointed out a castle that was built with purpose to guard the salt. It was as precious as money, this is where the word salary comes from.

I want to share some of the pictures from my last trip to visit the production site and meet the workers. They gave us a tour of their facility and it was like walking back in time.

 

The salt ponds produce a food grade and industrial sea salt. This salt production is a family owned business. Josep one of the owners shared stories of his grandfather and father when they were working the business. 

The salts produced in the evaporation of this underground river water is washed in its brine let to dry in the sun. large dense crystals are formed. 

The information I am about to share with you is from a very informative booklet http://bit.ly/HISTORYOFFOSSILRIVER. This booklet is created, thanks to the efforts made by Lancaster Plus, to regain the old salt of Villena, to publicize the practices carried out in the production process in order to inform and to protect the Sierra Nevada river salt.

This booklet will cover most of the unique details around this salt.

The water that is used to fill the salt ponds is from an underground river, when I saw the water gushing out, I had chills!  This was a very special liquid.

I knew right away I wanted to send it off to the lab to get a full elemental snapshot and compare it to our other lab work on our entire salt line.   

This is exciting to see how each salt production system produces its own unique composition. 

When I tasted the water that came flowing out, I wanted more of it. This a unique water that we can explore more with.

 

 This is where the well is. The water flows in from the little building in the distance.  There is nothing that is forcing the water up and out but Earth’s pressure. 

For now, we are carrying the liquid in a variety of flavors. Now that I have seen it come out and how it flows on its own, I am even more impressed.

I asked if the water will run out, they said they don’t think so due to the replenish of the rain in the rainy seasons.

The rice production in nearby fields depends on this salt production system. If they did not release this water in the salt ponds and control its abundance by channeling it to the salt pond and transporting it to several food manufacturers for their salt in their ingredients, the salty water would saturate the rice fields and this would prevent the production of rice. 

We plan to have this available by request and special order. 

I am excited to have this salt to offer to all of our Celtic Sea Salt® lovers.

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