Celtic Sea Salt® Brand Flower of the Ocean® is a natural phenomenon of the salt flats of Northern France. Only when the weather conditions are just right do these small, delicate crystals form naturally on the surface of the salt brine. Look closely at this naturally white salt and you will notice a pink tint that bespeaks its precious character.
Flower of the Ocean® has an elegant, complex, delicate flavor balanced with a hint of sweetness. Most people choose to save Flower of the Ocean® as a “finishing” salt (sprinkled over foods just before serving), but it can be used in cooking, or ground and used in baking. Flower of the Ocean® also makes an excellent margarita salt.
But isn’t Salt Bad for You?
Well, all the medical and scientific studies condemning table salt would appear to be justified, except for the fact that these studies examined only refined white salt, a biologically damaging, completely unnatural and chemicalized substance. In the industrial refining process, as many as 82 trace minerals and essential macro nutrients are forcibly removed, leaving only a single compound made of sodium and chlorine.
Why Sea Salts?
- Celtic Sea Salts are a prime condiment that stimulates salivation, helps to balance and replenishes all of the body’s electrolytes.
- It provides renewed energy
- It gives you a high resistance to infections and bacterial diseases
- It supplies all 82 vital trace minerals to promote optimum biological function and cellular maintenance.
- It balances alkaline/acid levels
- It restores good digestion
- The natural iodine in these salts protects against radiation, atomic fallout and many other pollutants.
- It can aid in relieving allergies and skin diseases
- And overall greatly reduces toxins and to help prevent ill-health
- Properly stored, salt keeps virtually indefinitely.
What Is Real Sea Salt?
Natural gray sea salts provide renewed energy, and at the same time gives higher resistance to infections and bacterial diseases. Natural Celtic Sea Salts, are the gentlest alkaline forming substance known. Furthermore, cereal grains, beans, roots or vegetables pickled or aged with salt (pickles, sauerkraut, or naturally fermented, starter-type bread), all become even better healing foods when prepared with unrefined natural salt. The Organic Health that can be obtained from Sea Salts has yet to be realized. The absence of sea salt in the daily diet greatly hampers absorption of the nutrition contained in grains and vegetables and leaves them unable to function as natural healing agents. natural Celtic Sea Salt is a living food, with its ionic and electrolytic properties profoundly anchored in its grounding crystals.
Natural Light Gray Sea Salts provide the most basic condiment as well as a staple food. They possess the power to rejuvenate the body’s biosystems, therefore, a powerful remedy for countless health problems. No pill supplementation can equal the wealth of minerals that natural Celtic Sea Salts supply, regardless of how rich or precisely that supplementation is formulated.
Clean, unrefined, and hand-harvested natural Celtic Sea Salt, used in the proper manner, has reversed many a “chronic illness” and restored wholeness in just a few days. Because of its complex beneficial minerals and bio-electronic power it offers countless health benefits: it balances alkalinity/acidity levels, restores good digestion, and relieves allergies and skin diseases. The daily use of these natural salts along with a whole-grain-based diet could greatly reduce toxins and prevent ill-health.
The Value of Real Sea Salt
If these 82 nutritive substances were left in as they occur in clean natural Celtic Sea Salts, table salt would again be a whole health food and would fulfill its vital role, which is to enhance life and to maintain optimum health. That beneficial form would receive the full endorsement of medical and health professionals alike. However, the industrial salt refining methods used today in the U.S. and other industrialized countries cannot make natural salt because the refiners start with a bulldozer-harvested product which contains many pollutants and must be cleansed of them. Their technology is geared to mass-produce, mainly for industry, the most refined -and deadly white- of chemical grade sodium chloride.
This ain’t your daddy’s table salt. (Well, maybe it is, if your daddy is a salt farmer in France). Health Freedom Resources distributes genuine natural Celtic Sea Salts produced without refining, oven drying or chemical additives for the best possible Organic Health. The salt normally used in most homes and restaurants (refined table salt) is very different from unrefined Sea Salt. Table salts are mined from the earth with bulldozers and heavy machinery, and then iodized, bleached, and diluted with anti-caking agents. Chemicals are added to refined salt in the processing and all the beneficial minerals and trace elements that are found in natural Celtic Sea Salt are removed. So you lose out both ways! Natural salts that come from pristine clean salt farms very definitely make food more tasty, and these salts make food more digestible, and may often, even measurably, help improve health.
Natural Celtic Sea Salts are a “moist” unrefined sea salt usually found on the coastal areas of France. Its light grey, almost light purple color comes from the clay found in the salt flats. The salt is collected by hand using traditional Celtic methods. Grey Salt has gained great fame in the mainstream culinary world in the last few years and is considered by many to be the best quality salt available. This natural products is obtained from traditional organic salt farmers, under the highest quality controls. The method used for gathering them follows a time-honored 2,000 year-old Celtic culture and tradition, supported and authenticated by modern Quality and Purity control establishments.
Precious Minerals Working Together
Trace elements, found in minute quantities in sea water and therefore in natural unrefined sea salt, seem to absent in an Organic Health regime but they all work together to assure and maintain proper function of the body’s systems. If any one of them is left out -or even just diminished- a link will be missing, and the whole organism will suffer as a result. Stated another way, if any of our internal oceans are shortchanged of trace nutrients, the body will lack the triggering bio-electrical impulses and the mineral building blocks necessary to function at full efficiency or to renew its systems properly.
Humans need whole, clean ocean salt; medical and biological facts support that. Genuinely healthful sea salt is composed of minerals from the ocean waters which have been transformed by microorganisms, algae and plants into organic nutrients; these in turn are bioavailable to animals of the sea and land.
The ocean contains the precious minerals our body requires for optimum function. The salt refiners, however keep these facts hidden from the public because they profit from selling the minerals extracted from the rich ocean brine. The same vital minerals that, when left in at the onset, make salt the vital necessity and its color light gray.
Evaluating Various Natural Salts
The percentage of magnesium salts varies greatly from one natural salt to the others. Even within the same salt farm installation, it is possible to extract two salts of slightly different magnesium content.
Cold, active, northern seas, because of upwelling and other marine and climatic conditions, offer the advantages of a richer mix of minerals. Geographical orientation of the coastline also plays an important part in the final quality of the naturally extracted sea salts. Winds not only dry more than sun alone, but “load” the salt flats and stacks with additional trace elements, mainly iodine salts. These additional nutrients are carried as spray from the crests of waves (by aerosolization). Finally, the method used for gathering salt from natural flats and effectively separating it from the hard clay sole is crucial to the production of health-giving salt. There must be some constant eddying movement to the brine – a kinetic crystallization – over and through the clay flats (if concrete-lined beds should be reused, as in refinery-type salt, the efflorescence of the cement pollutes and loads the salt with toxins). In order to ionize and harmonize the trace elements by the clay’s filtering action, the final hand-raking of the moist crystals is done by artisans with such a skillful light touch that almost no particles of clay appear in the finished natural product. In the case of “Flower of Ocean” salt, an almost white Celtic salt which is also harvested traditionally and rare because it crystallizes naturally on top of the water only during the hottest days of the harvest. The gathering is done delicately from the top layer of the brine and thus NO clay is ever trapped in the final smaller crystal structure.
Both methods just described are still followed by a dedicated group of professional natural salt farmers in Europe who perpetuate the traditional skills passed down through generations from antiquity. When harvested in these ways, both of these natural Celtic Sea Salts are highly beneficial to anyone’s health as they possess therapeutic qualities that are capable of restoring balance, even in longstanding chronic afflictions.