Written By Guest Writer Edibles / One ingredient May 8, 2012 Salish Sea Salt SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAt the Duncan market. Photos c/o Salish Sea SaltBorn of a dream to live a sustainable life and contribute positively to her local economy, Jessical Abel has created a local BC artisan business worth its salt. Salish Sea Salt founder Abel and her partner harvest seawater by small boat from the Salish Sea and convert it into beautiful artisan culinary and bath salts. Just how does one “make” salt? It all starts with a day on the water collecting small batches of seawater. After the heavy lifting is through, the water is transferred into large pots to boil for a few days over propane burners. When the water is evaporated, the salty brine is infused with local herbs and ingredients. As the the briny water turns into salt crystals it is then roasted to remove excess moisture and add a soft roasted flavour. Finally, the finished salt is packaged in reusable tins and is ready to season your next dish. Why choose local salt? Beyond the good feelings that local markets and sustainable products evoke, local artisan sea salt may actually be healthier for you. “Healthy bodies need salt,” says Abel. “Just think back to Biology 12.” Unrefined sea salt in moderation does not have the same effect on blood pressure as convention table salt. Sea salt may also benefit the skin due to its natural antiseptic properties. But it goes further than biology. Conventional table salt is heavily refined and this process results in the loss of health promoting micronutrients. Additionally, additives like iodine and anti-caking agents are included leaving the end product less pure, and – most concerning to foodies – less flavourful. While you can easily replace your table salt with pure sea salt, Salish Sea Salts provides several infusions like: rosemary infused sea salt, chili garlic infused seas salts, smash peppercorn sea salts and new line of smoked sea salts. Watch for Salish Sea Salts as your local farmers market this Spring or check out www.salishseasalts.ca By Candice Suchocki Weir Foe recipes using Salish Sea Salts check out the recipe section on their website cookingEdiblesRecipessalt SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Dessert / Recipes July 13, 2020 Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Basil Sugar Story and recipe and photography by: Isabelle Bulota Strawberry season has arrived! There is so much we can do with this delicious, beautiful ... Read More Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Comments are closed.