MEDITERRANEAN SEA SALT (COARSE GRAIN)
Natural sea salt from the Mediterranean Sea in Europe. This fine gourmet salt is selected for its purity and beautiful crystal white appearance. The mild flavor of the Mediterranean Salt makes it a wonderful choice of salt that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Mediterranean solar sea salts come directly from the pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and are created using ancient methods of solar evaporation. This region is free of pollution and has high evaporation rates, making it a very pure salt. Our Mediterranean Sea Salt is low in moisture, clean and white and does not contain any additives. Magnesium is just one of the trace minerals found naturally in this salt and naturally prevents caking.
Use for: Mediterranean Sea Salt is a natural sea salt that can be used in a variety of dishes as a substitute to ordinary table salt.
The differencesThe differences between Mediterranean sea salt and table salt is primarily in the minerals available in each. According to Mayo Clinic nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, the chemical makeup of the two types of salt is essentially the same: They are both, at their most basic level, sodium chloride. However, the minerals, additives and flavors in the two types of salt differ.
- Mediterranean sea salt naturally contains a wide variety of minerals. Trace amounts of fluoride, potassium, iodine and magnesium can all be found in Mediterranean sea salt. Because the sea salt contains these extra minerals, its sodium chloride content is naturally lower per serving than regular table salt. Regular table salt contains no naturally occurring minerals because any minerals that were present are removed during the refining process.
- Mediterranean sea salt almost never contains any added minerals or chemicals. Regular table salt, on the other hand, frequently contains some additives to keep it from clumping and to extend its shelf life. Additionally, if a container of table salt says it is iodized, that means that iodine has been added to it. This is a common practice for table salt manufacturers. If a container of table salt is not iodized, then it contains sodium chloride only.
Product from San Francisco Salt Company
Note: Stores well under most conditions, but high temperatures and direct exposure to light will dry the material out. Excessive humidity may cause it to cake up and harden.