“Sea Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea.” ― Pythagoras
When an ingredient like sea salt has an ancient Greek philosopher like Pythagoras waxing poetic about it, you know it has to have some amazing benefits to offer.
The ancient Greeks seemed to be in on the sea salt secret.
Well, I’m sure that you have been told umpteen number of times in your life to cut down on salt as it can be unhealthy for you. But here’s the thing about sea salt – because it is unprocessed and contains a ton of minerals, it is actually really great for your health. Let’s dive right into this sea salt adventure.
Sea salt, as is quite clear from the name, is salt that is produced by evaporating ocean water or saltwater from lakes. Thus, it contains traces of some essential minerals, depending on which area it has been produced from, which give it a distinct taste and colour.
Since the characteristics of sea salt can change depending on where it is produced, it stands to reason that there are different types of sea salt out there. Let’s take a look at some of them.
From the Himalayas to the Celtic Sea, sea salt is produced in a number of places all around the world. Here are a few famous varieties that you can look for when making your next sea salt
purchase.Himalayan Sea Salt: If the purest of pure sea salt is what you’re looking for, Himalayan sea salt will do the trick. It is believed that this particular variety dates back to the prehistoric times and contains remnants of the primal sea. This gorgeous pale pink salt contains all the 84 elements found in our body and, therefore, offers a ton of benefits like regulating your blood pressure, supporting your respiratory health, and maintaining the pH balance in your cells.
- Celtic Sea Salt: Celtic sea salt is (obviously) harvested near the Celtic Sea in Brittany, France using an ancient Celtic method. This grey tinted sea salt remains moist to the touch even after being stored
- for a long time and is beneficial for brain function, electrolyte balance, and regulating blood pressure.Flaky Sea Salt: This flaky textured sea salt with thin, flat crystals dissolves really easily and has a saltier taste. However, it’s mineral content i
- s comparatively lower than the other types of sea salts.Fleur de Sel: The reason this sea salt has such a pretty name is that it translates to ‘flower of salt’ in French and Portuguese owing to its flower-shaped crystals. Though earlier it was used as a l
- axative and salve, it is now exclusively used in cooking.Hawaiian Sea Salt: Hawaiian sea salt is made by adding red volcanic clay called ‘alae’ to sea salt. This infuses iron oxide into the salt and g
- ives it a red tinge. This is a particularly expensive variety of sea salt and is hard to find outside of Hawaii.Dorset Sea salt: offers everything that is found in all of the above and so much more as it is harvested here in our very own waters just off the beautiful Jurassic Coast of Dorset at famous Portland.
Contact us here at the Dorset sea salt company and let us provide you with the salt that truly is good for your health.