SPZ.0111.0300 SPZ.0111.0300

Salt crystals - Trapani Saltpans - Slow Food Presidium

Net weight: 300 g - 10.58 oz



Salt crystals are produced using traditional methods that have been used since Phoenician times. As they are not washed, they retain all the trace elements present in the sea. It is therefore a product of the highest quality and a Slow Food Presidium.

COD: SPZ.0111.0300
EAN: 8056093970050

Artisanal Sea Salt, Salt Crystals

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The artisanal production of Trapani sea salt crystals through the eyes of the Slow Food Presidium

The Slow Food Presidium has focused its attention on the artisanal production of sea salt crystals, recognising their historical and cultural value. This production is based on traditional techniques handed down from generation to generation, using only natural ingredients. The result is a salt of the highest quality, with unique organoleptic characteristics, a precious ingredient in many Mediterranean dishes.

Things to know about the culture and tradition behind the artisanal production of crystalline salt

The artisanal production of Trapani Crystal Sea Salt is a practice with ancient roots and represents an important cultural tradition of the Sicilian city. The salt is worked exclusively by hand using traditional methods. Trapani's sea salt is obtained by evaporating seawater in shallow basins, called "saline", characteristic of the area. This production technique not only guarantees the highest quality of the product, but also represents an important source of employment for the local population. The culinary uses of Trapani's artisan sea salt crystals, produced by the Slow Food Presidium, are many and varied and are appreciated throughout the gastronomic world: from hors d'oeuvres to meats, vegetables and desserts, Trapani's sea salt lends a unique and intense flavour to every preparation.

The health benefits of salt crystals

Slow Food Presidium Trapani Artisanal Sea Salt crystals are not only a world-renowned culinary ingredient, they also have numerous health benefits:

  • Trapani Sea Salt is rich in essential minerals such as sodium, calcium and magnesium, which help maintain the body's water balance and prevent problems such as dehydration.
  • Sea salt also contains trace elements such as zinc and selenium, which can help boost the immune system and fight inflammation.
  • Using homemade sea salt instead of refined salt can help reduce sodium intake and improve cardiovascular health.