Sea Salt is often confused with Traditional Sea Salt though its differences are easy to identify.
The Traditional Sea Salt is produced in small centennial salt evaporation ponds using ancestral methods. It is a 100% natural process without any processing using only sea water, solar energy and man work.
The productive period of the Traditional Sea Salt is between May and September. Sea Salt is the ideal product to use in cooking.
Maldon Salt is a salt produced in the United Kingdom and produced through the evaporation of water in heated recipients with fossil fuels, which was definitely not an ecological process.
Gray Salt (Sel Gris) is a traditional sea salt from France that has a grey colouring due to the dilution of mud in the salt.
Sea Salt is the most common of all and is collected in salt evaporation ponds by machines and later chemically washed, centrifuged, dried and many times whitened.
Refined Salt does not come directly from salt evaporation ponds. It is dissolved and recrystallized at a temperature and pressure controlled in industrial installations. The crystals are exclusively made up of sodium chloride and are all the same. They are dried by the heat of combustion of petroleum products and have additives of anticaking agent, aluminium oxicilicate and potassium ferrocyanide.
Salt Flakes is a similar product to the Maldon Salt where the burning of fossil fuels are used.
Himalayan Salt is a kind of rock salt with impurities which give it its characteristic colour.
It is located in a very unique place, Ria Formosa Natural Parque the company has a deep and rooted philosophy of preservation of the natural environment, biodiversity and defence of the natural heritage in its “genetic code”. These values are breathed into the company and have inevitably been recognized with several awards and certifications.
This award highlights the importance of this protected area that has a high biological and ecological richness hosting in it endemic and rare species for conservation and making it a unique coastal zone and a reference of sustainability.
Since 2005 Necton implemented the HACCP process for the entire Salt process, from the water quality assessment to the shipping of the final product to Customers.