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11 Jan

Halen Môn and the Anglesey Sea Salt Company

Posted by Becca Hemmings

How do you harvest sea salt?

Halen Môn Sea Salt is used all over the world, but it’s thanks to one place that it tastes so delicious; The Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. 

The company began with a saucepan of seawater on a family Aga. Today the sea salt is enjoyed around the world by chefs, food lovers and even the odd US president!

So how is it harvested? Great pride is taken in harvesting the white gold, marrying centuries-old craft with high technology. 

1. Halen Mon use pure charcoal-filtered seawater, drawn from the Menai Strait around Anglesey. The water has been filtered twice - once through a mussel bed and a sandbank.

2. The water is gently heated in a vacuum so that it boils at a nice low temperature. This releases steam and leaves a salty brine.

3. When the concentration of salt in the water is high enough, it is then  transferred into shallow crystallisation tanks.

4. At this stage the salt crystals form, which is then harvested by hand.

5. The crystals are then rinsed in brine until they shine and then dried, ready for packing!

You will find that every pack of salt is marked with the harvest date and maker's mark.

We have some lovely canisters and gift sets available at welshgiftshop.com. The mini kilner jars being 2012's favourite Christmas present. We sold this Welsh luxury world wide!

 

http://welshgiftshop.com/collections/welsh-kitchen/products/halen-mon-salt-canister-gift-set-roasted-garlic
Halen Mon Roasted Garlic Sea Salt and Canister - £5.99

 


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