Italian Salt, Bounty of the Sea
Italian salt is unique compared to types of rock or sea salt due to its lower concentration of sodium chloride. At the same time, Trapani salt is famous for its high potassium and magnesium content. These characteristics make Italian salts a protagonist in the history of Italy and this timeless condiment, starting with the first Phoenician saline pan to today, complete with proverbs, and superstitions (such as the ritual of throwing it over your shoulder to stave off bad luck).
In many parts of the Italian peninsula, the local vegetation opens onto large expanses of white dunes, and carefully constructed pyramids, bright and majestic during the day, pink at sunset. On the Italian landscape (truly breathtaking in Trapani) salt making is marked by windmills throughout the Italian south, where the favorable climate and rays of the sun provide ideal conditions for quality production. Italian salt comes to the table with no industrial processes whatsoever, as levels of iodine are naturally present.
Italian salt is also worked by hand, and gathered utilizing traditional methods in the absence of chemical treatments. This ensures the purity of each crystal, and its ability to maintain a balance of elements and sensory properties that are unparalleled in other areas of the world. Italian salt rocks!