Sea Salt, Sel Gris, CELTIC GREY Salt 1 lb.Bulk
Not Certified Kosher
Celtic Sea Salt is 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.
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.
Were these 82 nutritive substances left in as they occur in clean natural sea salt, table salt would again be whole 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.
Trace elements, found in minute quantities in sea water and therefore in natural unrefined sea salt, 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.
Natural gray sea salt provides renewed energy, and at the same time gives higher resistance to infections and bacterial diseases. Natural Celtic Sea Salt, is 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 absence of 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 sea salt is a living food, with its ionic and electrolytic properties profoundly anchored in its grounding crystals.
Natural light gray salt is the most basic condiment as well as a staple food: it possesses 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 sea salt supplies, regardless of how rich or precisely that supplementation is formulated.
Clean, unrefined, and hand-harvested natural 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 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 salt. 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 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.
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