Biova Spring Salt from Portugal
As well as the delicious Flor de Sal from salt pans in the Algarve, Portugal has another very special salt that people in the business are talking about. From the salt pans of Marinhas do Sol, close to Aveiro, there is a spring water salt that is harvested by a small group of farmers. A mere 12 tons are produced each year.
Underground rivers mix with a rock salt that was formed over 200 million years ago and produce the brine which is found at the spring in northern Portugal. The brine is diverted into pans and then harvested by hand by the salt sweepers, who use traditional wooden tools to scrape the salt from the surface of the pans, as the water evaporates. For this you need a steady hand and an eye for detail. The salt is then dried in pyramids on wooden platforms in the sun. Finally it is controlled by an elite force of government employees, whose job it is to ensure that no skullduggery has taken place in the harvesting of the salt.
It is then certified and allowed to be sold on the open market!
The debate as to whether it is actually the best salt in Portugal goes on between some of the artisans in the Algarve, but we side step that and simply enjoy this very special salt! Use it lovingly.
97.1% NaCl, 0.49% Mg, 0.38% Ca, 1.48% K, 35.7% Na
200g paper carton:
Item No.: 8080 EAN Code: 4260114119173
RRP: 4,95 € (equivalent to € 24.75 / kg 7% VAT)
Item No.: 8114-1
RRP: € 217.50 (equivalent to € 8.70 / kg 7% VAT)
Please note. The RRP is the recommended retail price. Please ask for our price list,
as the price changes according to the quantity ordered.
Special features: Very energetic - very rare.
Taste: Good honest salt, with a bit of cream.
Dishes: seafood, potato dishes, soups, stews, it improves everything!