Sea Salt

Sea salt is a type of salt that is produced through the evaporation of seawater. Unlike table salt, which is mined from salt deposits in the earth, sea salt is obtained directly from the ocean or saltwater lakes. The process involves collecting seawater in large shallow pools and allowing the sun and wind to evaporate the water, leaving behind the salt crystals.

Sea salt comes in various forms, including coarse, fine, and flaky textures, and it may have different colors depending on the minerals present in the water. It is often celebrated for its distinct flavor, which can vary based on the source of the sea salt. Some varieties, like fleur de sel, are prized for their delicate, flaky crystals and are often used as finishing salts to add a burst of flavor and texture to dishes just before serving.

Due to its natural extraction process, sea salt may contain trace minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium, which can contribute to its nuanced taste. Sea salt is widely used in cooking, baking, and as a finishing touch on a variety of dishes, enhancing flavors and providing a unique sensory experience.