Salt from the English seaside, is better than the caked stuff you find in big plastic pots in supermarkets. We should not have too much salt (talk to your doctor if you are on a diet to cut out salt (or have thyroid problems. Salt is toxic to pets, so don’t give them leftovers of salty food).
But for most people, a little sea salt provides good minerals. It’s simply made by evaporating the salt Most Italians salt their pasta water. If you don’t, then the dish is labelled ‘sciocca’ which means ‘silly pasta!’
- Dorset Sea Salt is harvested from the Jurassic Coast, rich in minerals. Uses 30% less than normal. Brine made with renewable energy.
- Cornish Sea Salt Company offers classic, blended and smoked sea salts, from protected Atlantic shores of The Lizard. The chunky crystals are good for baking salads and veggies. You’ll also find seaweed seasoning salts and a refill scheme.
- Droitwich Salt is sourced from one of the oldest brine springs in the world, made in Worcestershire. You can buy this salt in coarse, medium or fine blends.
- The Maldon Salt Company is sold in most shops and has been made since the early 1800s. Organic and kosher, in refillable pots.
- Suffolk Sea Salt is harvested from the estuary of the Rivers Orwell and Stour, only a pinch is needed. In several flavours, though the site does not state ingredients?
- SC Sea Salt is harvested sustainably from the Isles. It’s sold in smoked, garlic, salt & pepper and chilli.
- You can buy low-salt alternatives from Mara Seaweed or Cornish Seaweed Salt. Merryhill Mushrooms Salt is made a blend of French sea salt and Sussex mushrooms. And Herbamare is a low-salt herbal seasoning developed by naturopath Dr Alfred Vogel in Switzerland, made with sea salt, celery leaves, organic herbs and kelp.