Saltverk | Sustainable gastronomical seasalt | Iceland


Saltverk sustainable seasalt from Iceland

is a newly established company which makes artisan flake sea salt, using a two centuries old method, in the Westfjords of Iceland. It is located on a small peninsula, Reykjanes, separating two fjords, surrounded by high mountains. Reykjanes has some of the cleanest seawater imaginable which is the raw material used for making sea salt, where the North Arctic Ocean stream goes down the bay of Isafjardardjup. On Reykjanes exists a lively wild life, consisting of whales, seals and birds. Not to mention the geysers, which the place derives its name from, that are still active and spread all over Reykjanes. 

During this whole process Saltverk uses 206 °F ( 93°C ) hot geyser water from the hot springs of Reykjanes, and it is used in the pre-heating, boiling and drying process of our salt. Geothermal energy is the sole energy source used, which means that during our whole process we leave zero carbon footprints on the environment and no CO2 and CH4 emissions.

The sea-water is pumped into open pans where it's pre-heat it until it becomes a strong brine, a salinity level of 17-20%. Then boiled until white crystals appear on the surface and slowly fall to the bottom of the pan. Therafter the pan is removed and drained from any remaining liquid. Then dried and packaged.

Saltverk is one of the few entirely sustainable flaky sea saltproducers in the world. The flaky sea salt are handmade pyramid-like crystal salt flakes that contain the flavor and taste of the Nordic region from which the raw materials used in it are derived. Saltverk Sea Salt includes minerals necessary for the human body and embodies calmness reminiscent of the location of its tranquil production surroundings.

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