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Celtic Salt (With Herbs)

The traditional coarse Celtic Salt enhanced with the delicate flavours of herbs; ideal for seasoning vinaigrettes, vegetables and barbecues. 95% Celtic Salt with a subtle mix of Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Bay, Basil and Tarragon.

The salt workers on the marshes maintain a tradition with over a thousand years of history. Hand harvested, dried in the sun and wind, and never touched by any machinery (or even metal), this is the most natural salt in the World.

Celtic Salt is totally natural, and contains a rich spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements essential for your well-being. In comparison, table salt contains just two minerals, with ordinary "sea salts" having less than 10, and even the very best sea salts less than 40.

Salt is essential for life itself, but your body needs the right type of salt. Ordinary table salt is industrially produced, stripped of it's minerals, and is nothing more than isolated, sodium chloride. In contrast Celtic Salt is very healthy, rwad more on the main page.

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

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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.
 
Refined Salt Versus Natural Salt
 
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.
 
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 that adults should eat 6g of salt a day
 
The History of the Celtic Salt Marshes
 
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.

 

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Celtic Salt (With Herbs)

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