Turkey Tracks: February 24, 2012
Maine Sea Salt
I’ve been emailing with Stephen Cook of Maine Sea Salts, and he assures me that he does not heat his seawater in any way to make his salt. The white color is because he is solar drying sea water that does not, itself, have coloring ingredients. He told me that the colors in salt (grey, pink, black) come from the clay deposits where salt is harvested.
The url I saw that shows water being heated in large, wooden half-barrels dates back to the late 1990s. He no longer uses that method. He totally uses solar drying methods now. Stephen is working toward getting that reference and picture removed from the internet. I had a feeling that “old” internet entries was the problem, so I am happy to report that Maine Sea Salt will have all the many nutrients salt should have.