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Celtic Salt (Coarse) 1kg

We now have a NEW fabulous value size 5kg pack of the coarse Celtic Salt in stock


Authentic Celtic Salt from beautiful Brittany.

Tastes delicious and it's so good for you - change your salt, change your life

Refined salt is toxic to your body, and ordinary sea salts are lacking in vital minerals and trace elements. In contrast, full spectrum Celtic Salt is incredibly rich in flavour, and makes a vital contribution to your health and well being.

Contains a rich spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements. Table salt has two minerals. Most sea salts less than 10, and even the best sea salts less than 40!

A thousand years of artisan tradition is still maintained. Gently hand harvested, dried in the sun and wind, this beautiful salt is never touched by metal. Nothing is added or taken away.

Naturally light grey in colour because of the mineral content. It's also moist and will not work in any type of grinder, the Dried Celtic Salt does work in grinders.


* Nature & Progrès organic and IFS (International Food Standard) certification
* ISO 9001:2000 standards throughout sifting and packing
* Certified free from pesticides, herbicides and harmful chemicals

Salt is essential for life itself, but your body needs the right type. Over 90% of the World's salt is produced for industrial purposes; table salt is just a by product, Celtic Salt is a pillar of good health.  Lots more information below.

More information…

 

Celtic Salt Sel De Guerande Cooperative Logo

Packaging and Pricing

This salt is exactly the same, but half the price of the expensive "branded" and trademarked Celtic Sea Salt that travels from France, to America and then the UK! It is packaged by the Sel de Guerande cooperative themselves under their own brand and packaging and we buy direct from them.

The vast majority of the cost of the Celtic Salt is due to the weight of it coming firstly to us from France, and then to you via the postal service.

 

Tablet Salt V Healthy Celtic Salt

Stripped of it's healthy minerals, table salt is nothing more than isolated, sodium chloride with additives and bleaching agents added for "taste". Celtic Salt however is totally natural. As well as enhancing your food, it supplies many essential nutrients.  It is an absolute foundation for good health and vitality, and one of the simplest, most important changes you can make to your diet and nutrition.  Lots more information and resources below.  Any questions, do get in touch, you can phone, email, or use the help desk.

 

 

Other Celtic Salts Available

For a delicate finishing salt for garnishing, see the Fleur de Sel Celtic Salt.

If you require a Celtic Salt that you can grind, see the Dried Celtic Salt.

For the table (and makes a lovely gift) there's one with Herbs

And for a solution for when out and about, see the Salt Pocket Box

If you are unsure which of the salts may suit you best, here's a page to help you choose, and lots of ideas on the many uses for Celtic Salt!

 
 

Celtic Salt Resources and Reading

Salt Awareness Week runs every year in the UK, you can read an article on the issues here.  This looks at the nutritional issues, the history of salt production and more.
 
Jacques de Langre PhD, a Californian biochemist studied Celtic Salt for over 30 years and his two books “Seasalt’s Hidden Powers” and “Sea Salt, the Vital Spark for Life” are well worth seeking out for an in depth look at the health benefits of this wonderful salt. You can read an interview with him here.
 

 

Refined Salt Versus Natural Salt

Celtic salt is 100% pure, unrefined and uniodized (uniodised).  Salt is essential for life itself and is found within every single cell in the body, yet has been the subject of a great deal of bad press.
 
The main components - chlorine and sodium, promote cellular exchange, help to distribute water through the body and regulate blood pressure. But as with all superior nutritional products, their role is enhanced and supported by the huge array of minerals and trace elements
 
It is important to emphasise that there is a huge difference between refined table salt, and natural salts such as the beautiful Celtic Salt.
 
All of the research suggesting that a low salt diet is healthy is based on toxic table salt; thankfully, there is a growing awareness of the benefits of natural salt, and that cutting back on salt may even be harmful for some people.
 
Salt is used in many industrial roles, and as little as 5 - 10% of the salt produced worldwide is used for food, and therein lies part of the problem as (most) manufacturers, do not view culinary salt as the most important aspect of their business.
 
Refined salt is subject to incredibly intense processing, chemical “cleaning” and high temperature drying; the end result is an artificial substance that no longer has the important minerals and trace elements that are essential to good health. Table salt consists of 97.5% Sodium Chloride, the remainder being various chemicals and absorbents. It is a useless food with no nutritional value.
 
Totally natural, Celtic salt however can actually make an important contribution to your health and vitality!
 
Reducing the use of refined salt is important, as little as 10% of many people’s intake comes from sprinkling on food, so for a healthy lifestyle, the emphasis should be on reducing the intake of processed foods and adding a natural salt to the diet.
 
The government recommends a maximum 6g of salt a day.  This of course relates to refined salt and most people are consuming far more than this. Please change to natural full spectrum salts.
 
Comparison of minerals in salts Celtic SaltMacrobiotic SaltRefined Salt

 

   

Sodium, chloride

84%98% 97.5%

Sulphur, magnesium, calcium, potassium

14%1%None

78 further minerals, trace & ultra trace elements

2%1%None

Chemical additives (for bleaching & free flow)

NoneNone

2.5%

 

 

How is Coarse Celtic Salt Harvested?

 
In summer, the marshes are busy every day with the salt harvesting. The weather is mild at this time of year on the Guérande peninsula. In the late afternoon, under the effect of evaporation, the salt is concentrated to a level of to 280 g/l, when it then crystallises and is deposited on the clay in the “œillets”. The salt worker uses a wide wooden rake known as a “las” to push the salt to the edges of the pond. He then pulls it on to the “ladure”, a round platform made of clay, where it is left for the night to drain. Next day, the salt worker uses a wooden wheelbarrow to carry the 60 kg of salt per “œillet” to the large stockpile of salt known as the “mulon”.

 

 

The History of the Celtic Salt Marshes

 

Celtic Salt Sel De Guerande Cooperative LogoThe Salt Marshes have been listed as a Site of Special Interest by the French Government since 1991, as a bird protection area since 1979, wetlands of internation importance under the RAMSAR convention since 1995.

 
The origins of Celtic Salt go right back in history. It has been harvested on the peninsula since the Iron Age. Even today, there are still 5 salt works from the Carolingian era still in operation on the marshes.
 
In around 1500, these already occupied 80% of their current surface area. Up to 1660, with the development of maritime trade, 2,500 “œillets” (crystallisation ponds) were built. The last salt works were created on the Guérande basin in around 1800, and today over 10,000 “œillets” are in operation.
 
Between 1840 and 1960, the salt workers had to face up to a long period of crisis, mainly due to international competition from mined salt and Mediterranean salt. As a result, the workforce of between 600 and 900 salt workers in 1840 had fallen to 248 by 1973.
 
The years 1970 to 1990 were therefore a time of renewal. To defend their salt against the might of industrial salts and their marshes against the appetites of property developers, a united, highly motivated group of salt workers reorganised to follow a modern economic approach. They set up a skills training scheme, founded an agricultural cooperative, bought a trading company and created the Association for the Promotion of Atlantic Salt (APROSELA)… but retained the old gestures that are still responsible for the unique quality of Guérande Salt.
 
The founding of the agricultural cooperative in 1988 gave the salt workers complete control over their economic organisation. It contains around 190 operating salt workers and takes care of buying, storage, packing and marketing.
 
The Les Salines de Guérande producers’ cooperative was the real forerunner and initiator in the market for original, locally produced salts. Le Guérandais Guérande Salt obtained the Nature&Progrès label in 1989. In 1991, it also obtained the precious Label Rouge, and is currently the only salt to hold this Label.
 
In 1992, the Les Salines de Guérande cooperative set up a subsidiary, now merged, to market its members’ production.

 

1kg of Pure Celtic Salt.

Nothing added, nothing taken away.

Certified organic in France.

84 minerals and trace elements.

Celtic Salt can be used liberally in cooking, and at the table to taste.

As a remineralising / electrolyte supplement, half a teaspoon in warm water.

If you are unsure which of the salts may suit you best, here's a page to help you choose, and lots of ideas on the many uses for Celtic Salt!

Some people find the granules quite large, if this is the case for you, a traditional pestle and mortar is the best way to break up the coarse salt.

The Coarse salt cannot be used in any type of grinder as the natural moisture content will destroy the mechanism.  The Dried Celtic Salt can be used in a grinder with a glass or ceramic mechanism.

The Government recommends a maximum of 6g daily of salt. This of course relates to toxic table talt, which should ideally be totally eliminated from the diet.

Thanks very much for fast delivery, that's always near the top of my list when choosing suppliers. Of course the products have to be of high quality, first and foremost.  Salt is delicious, so much better than the white coarse-grain sea-salt I had been using. Look forward to the increased health benefits.

Firstly I am too new a customer to rate the products, but certainly your information on the products is most comprehensive, and with great joy I read there was salt that I could have in my diet


I love your salt, and thanks for the salt grinder. Kind regards, David


Firstly, my compliments on your superb product list - I've just purchased a 1KG bag of Celtic Salt from you, I bought a half kilo from another source last year which was almost the same price as yours!  I'm into bodybuilding, from a purely 'muscle building' aspect would Bee Pollen be a more effective muscle builder (in your opinion) than Argentinean Dessicated Beef Liver?  Looking forward to your reply, Shaun?


Thank you for explaining about the difference in cost with the trademarked salt, it makes a lot more sense now!


Hi There, discovered you last week by 'accident' and LOVING what you stand for! Integrity is becoming more difficult to find and your website is so upfront and informative.  So, my question; I have been using Himalayan pink salt, thinking it was the best... is the Celtic salt the next step up again please? (see this article on Himalayan v Celtic Salt)

Also, just want to thank you for your article on the real truth about those cholesterol lowering spreads. I personally don't use them but my friend was until I emailed her a link to your article. I have used Organic butter for years but now I want to start using Raw organic butter/milk. Thank you again. A BIG fan already x Elaine


One thing I would mention though, if I hadn't been browsing some time ago, and of course you then did an article about your salt, then I wouldn't have realised that you sold it at all.  Now that I have found it, no other salt will do! Thank you again for taking the trouble to write to me, one of your many customers, Lilian


Hi there,thanks for your message. I use both your salt and chlorella and think they are fantastic. The chlorella arrived yesterday. Enjoy the rest of your summer (or what's left of it :). Take care.


Wow, thats what I call service and some. Just Blink`t and the postman was ringing my door bell with my salt. Many many thanks. I will tell my friends and family about your firm


I was intending to buy some Celtic salt for my mum the last few days – have been gradually encouraging her to use it more by taking over amounts in jars So it was an unexpected lovely 12/12/12 bonus to be rewarded today for buying it - Thank you – your stuff is wonderful


The reordered salt arrived yesterday, many thanks indeed. I would like to complement your company for your excellent costumer service, you are heads above most companies I have dealt with. I will gladly patronise you again. Best regards, Annabel.


Thank you for letting me know the situation. It is only the Fleur de Sel that I am interested in so I am happy to wait until you have it in stock. Hopefully this will be before Christmas as it is a present to my husband (we visited the Guerande salt marshes where we bought our original box which is almost empty!)  Perhaps you could advise me when you have received your stock so I know when to expect a delivery. Kind regards Karen


As well as using the salt for cooking I also use it for making 'mineral water'. I drink 4 pints of this each day, which helps with my alkalizing.


I have only ordered Celtic sea salt from you (twice) and am very pleased with the quality


I have bought the special salt for cooking which is what I use religiously now. I also bought the Alkapod which goes wherever I go!


I take upward of 6g of salt a day and it has greatly improved my ability to sit or stand for longer.  I understand it addresses orthostatic intolerance, common in ME, by increasing blood volume.  I was not aware it helped with adrenal function, so thank you for that information.  I am aware it is vital in fighting infection and believe it to be a help with heart disease rather than a cause


I've been using the Celtic Salt for 24 hours now and I can honestly report an improvement in the way I feel


I really, really can't believe it!!  I fell over in the street on Monday, and have a very nasty wound on my knee.  I can hardly believe the difference.  I washed it in celtic salt before I went to bed last night, and this morning, well, I can move it.  My knee still hurts where I banged it, but I can walk on it properly and move my leg.  As soon as I went to get up this morning my leg bent, and realised that the worst was over. Using salt water for wounds has never crossed my mind, even though I use salt for other purposes, so I am most grateful for you recommending celtic salt to me.  Thanks again


I just love your ideology and what you stand for, that your supplements are retained in their most purest form found in nature; with no additives, no fillers, no gunk, junk or artificial "anything". This is the fastest and most efficient way the human body will "respond" to supplements in this additive free furthermore. A bit like your deliveries & customer service, fast and very responsive!


It is refreshing to find a company in the nutrition field who genuinely cares about quality and ingredients and customer satisfaction, and which has integrity


Brilliant service and next day delivery, love it!


order arrived promptly the very next day! Unbelievable, given that I cannot even be sure of first class letters arriving within two days anymore! thank you


There's a few of your products i will be purchasing again in the future, I'm very faithful to the companies out there who support and believe in organic products and additive free supplements


Hello again Jane,
Lovely surprise, thank you for the Waveberries! Sure. You can use whichever bits you feel relevant. Most people have no idea that they are taking supplements which are of very little use whatsoever. If I can spread your name further, and my contacts do the same, then the ripple becomes the wave: which is so relevant to your choice of name!
Thanks again,
Paula x


Hi there, order received first thing this morning. Very pleased and satisfied both with the impeccable fast delivery and ease of ordering, communication, price and product! Will use again and recommend. Kind Regards Jenny


I think the Seventh Wave products are fantastic and it would seem that you offer a service to match. Thanks again!


Thanks for the encouragement, it's good to know that people care enough to encourage other people to stick to these natural ways of enhancing and healing the body.And thanks again for the advice on the fruit. Best Wishes, Linda


You ask for our comments about your supplements. I have been feeling much better recently, and so assume that your supplements have something to do with this!! Thanks Lilian

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