Natural Sea Salt holds its major natural elements (more than 80) before its industrialization. In the industrial refining process, these many minerals and essential macronutrients are forcibly removed, leaving only a single compound made of sodium and chloride.
The benefits of natural products are widely known and this salt is part of them. In fact, why use salt that has been refined, having been removed all natural elements important to health?
The "fine grain" of salt is normally used in salads or grilled dishes, giving a final tuning seasoning touch, replacing in a nutritional way the use of processed salt.
Also makes an excellent seasoning mixed with herbs and citrus dried peels, called the Aromatic Salt Flower.
Sea Salt from Aveiro, Plastic Bag 1kg
The extraction of salt dates back to Phoenicians in the 9th century and since then the method of sea salt exploitation didn´t change much.
Portugal with this extensive coastline exposed to winds and sun has always shown favourable conditions for the development of “Salinas” that use the renewable eolic and solar energies to produce salt. The country has a privileged geographical situation for salt production, in comparison to other European and even non-European countries.
Along the Sado, near Lisbon, came into existence more than 400 salt productions or “salinas” that served as trade between Portugal and northern Europe countries, very dependent on this product to the conservation of fish and meat.
In the 12th century, even before the Portuguese maritime expansion, Portuguese salt was regarded as a high-quality product in various parts of the world. Salt exploitation was then of utmost importance to the national economy and the Ria de Aveiro, a natural sea lagoon with a heavy production for the whole country and for large exports abroad.Today there are nearly a dozen well preserved "Salinas”.Currently it is the unanimous opinion of experts that the most effective way to conserve the Salinas (salt flats) is to keep it in business once it is a sustainable activity and a natural resource.The indusltrialised processed salt loses all compounds except sodium chloride. The natural salt contains more than 80 elements that are found in seawater.
5 Reasons to use Sea Salt & Flower of Salt
. Contains a lot of minerals that benefits health (potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, among others)
. Sufficient sodium levels that help balance your sodium-potassium ratios needs.
. Sea salt its 100% natural and Flower of salt is the most pure element of this chain production
. Don't have additional chemical that affects health
. Enhances the flavour of food. Mixed with herbs give a different twist and reduces the level of salt in the food.
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