The Salt Marshes

Sea Salt comes from sea water evaporation and crystallization of the minerals of the sea in special areas developed for this purpose. Its extraction can be rude or delicate. Industrial processes use machines like Caterpillar that cannot have the delicacy that Traditional processes using hand work have. In consequence, this industrial processes harvest not only salt but clay, feathers, small sticks, or anything the wind can bring. It is stored with no protection from contaminants like animal fesses or pollution from nearby roads. The salt harvested is usually grey and is taken to special factories to be cleaned from this impurities. In this process all the minerals are washed away.

 

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Raw sea salt is hand harvested with all the care possible. Ancient methods provide strategies to avoid impurities (like the vegetation on the sides of the salt ponds decreasing wind dust in the water).

 

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