2. The seawater is simmered until delicate crystals of salt begin to appear on the surface, then grow and sink to form the salt bed.
1. We begin with the ocean waters off the rugged Mendocino coast. It is here that the unique undersea typography forces strong upwelling of pure, mineral rich sea water from the ocean depths. This is the special seawater that is the source of our hand crafted Mendocino Sea Salt.
3. The young salt is then raked, drained and gently layered onto open evaporating pans. It is at this point that the true distinctiveness of our sea salt is shaped. Knowing exactly how much heat to gently apply at this stage of the process is an art and must be carefully monitored.
4. The result of this hand crafted process is a light crystal reminiscent of a snowflake with a crisp feel and a complete lack of coarseness or bitter aftertaste. And, because our salt crystals are light and crispy, the use of a salt grinder is never necessary. Mendocino Sea Salt brings out the true depth of natural flavors in any dish.