All perishable products (such as meat or seafood)
are sent with gel packs via either Fedex Priority or
Fedex Standard overnight. Almost all non-perishable
items (such as dried mushrooms or dried peppers)
are sent via FedEx Ground or UPS Ground, which
takes 2-7 business days for delivery. A few items
are shipped via regular mail. The shipping method
for each item is noted on each item page.
Items that ship via Ground can be upgraded to
overnight shipping (for a fee) by contacting us
immediately after placing your order.
This Portuguese sea salt is made by a co-op operating in a nature
preserve. This makes it some of the purest salt available. This sea salt
can be used as you would conventional salt.
How Portugese Sea Salt is Made:This sea salt is
hand-harvested using traditional methods older than the Roman Empire by a
co-operative operating in a Portuguese nature reserve. Pure sea water
is allowed to run naturally (via tidal movements) into a holding pool.
It is then collected and moved to small salt pans, where the natural
heat of the sun and natural wind movement began to evaporate it.
As time passes, salt crystals begin to form in the water. Every two
to three weeks the fully formed sea salt is hand-harvested from the salt
Great care is taken during harvesting not to disturb the clay at the
bottom of the pan, in order to protect the salt’s flavor and brilliant
white color. The salt is then dried in the sun for five days (next to
the salt pan) before being packaged for sale as coarse sea salt. No
bleaching, pumping, mechanical processing, anti-caking agents, iodine or
chemicals are involved.
Once removed from the salt pools, this salt is dried in a kiln to
remove its retained ocean moisture, and then ground to a finer
Certified Natural:This Portuguese Sea Salt is certified
natural by Nature et Progrès (equivalent to organic certification in
produce). It retains healthy trace minerals.
Shelf Life: Indefinite.
Natural Portuguese sea salt can be used as you would conventional salt in any application. The finely ground natural sea salt is an excellent choice for baking (it’s a great option for completely organic desserts & organic bread making) as it will dissolve more easily in batters and dough without introducing extra moisture.
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