Salina Crystal Salt
Salina Crystal Salt
Salina Crystal Salt
Salina Crystal Salt
Salina Crystal Salt

Salina Crystal Salt

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Our Salina Crystal Salt comes from the Syracuse Salt Co., a father-daughter team in the "Salt City." Salt deposits left behind by an ancient ocean were folded deep into the Salina shale formation by glacial movement, where the rock salt is absorbed into the aquifer and pumped to the surface.

The natural brine is carefully evaporated into crunchy, pristine salt crystals that are perfect for sprinkling over everything from steaks to brownies.

  • Origin: Syracuse, NY
  • Process:¬†Slowly dehydrated
  • Ingredients: Syracuse salt crystals (NaCl)
  • Tasting notes: Sweet Minerality ‚ÄĘ Clean Salinity¬†‚Äʬ†Crunch¬†

This salt does not supply iodide, a necessary nutrient.

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David and Libby, otherwise known as the father-daughter dynamic duo making up Syracuse Salt Co.

David was born and raised in the industrial town of Syracuse, NY, which sits on the edge of Onondaga Lake. The town got the nickname the "Salt City" way back in the 18th century for the salt springs found all along the shores of the lake.

In fact, the massive salt deposit in the Salina shale formation (from 400+ million years ago!) made Syracuse the epicenter for salt production in the United States in the 1800s.

Fast forward to today. David left his job as a grounds manager for Sodexo to start a salt company. He rented a small warehouse and hired a crew to install a long pipe deep into a patch of dirt right outside the warehouse.

How deep? He'd reviewed the geological surveys for the area, but you can never be certain what you'll find until you start digging. So they started digging, crossing their fingers to hit a well of incredibly salty water before they got to the impenetrable bedrock below.

After digging 300 feet straight down, David gave the OK to stop. He tasted the water that they pumped up through a green garden hose, and his eyes lit up. They were pulling up pristine water from the shale that was 13% salt, which is 3 times the salinity of ocean water. Syracuse Salt Co. was in business.

Today, David and his daughter Libby have a small but growing salt production facility. While mineral salt is typically mined in big blocks and ground by heavy industrial machinery, Syracuse Salt Co. gently evaporates the salty water to form crunchy cubic towers. Then, the salt is scooped up, laid out on trays to dry, and carefully sifted to preserve its perfect shape and texture.

We don't have as much of their salt as we'd like, but they're working hard on expanding their facility so that this can be a regular item for us!

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JG
09/30/2021
JOHN G.
United States United States
NaturalSalt

Couldn't be better.

BH
07/17/2021
Bryan H.
United States United States
So potent it's challenging to use

The Salina Crystal Salt offers tremendous texture and flavor, but I've gotten my best results grinding it with a mortar and pestle, because the individual crystals hold up in a hot pan so doggedly that folding it into a dish it is like adding a dense caviar, with unwelcome washes of saltiness in each bite.

JW
07/10/2021
Jeanne W.
United States United States
I would order this by the pound if I could! Best salt ever!

I have two jars now one for the house one for the car!

ES
05/16/2021
Erica S.
United States United States
Salina crystal salt

This salt is great on steak, asparagus and baked potatoes!

SG
05/15/2021
seth g.
United States United States
Mostly meh. It's salty.

Nothing like the texture or delight of Maldon. I'm going to focus on the amazing B&B herbs and spices and avoid the minerals for now.

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