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The Olsson family have been making solar sea salt since the 1960’s and are the oldest family owned and operated sea salt maker in Australia.
To make their sea salt, Olsson’s use the method called “solar evaporation”. Solar salt is produced by the action of sun and wind on seawater In large ponds. The seawater evaporates in successive ponds until the seawater is fully concentrated and the salt then crystallizes on the floor of the pond. It is then scooped up, washed in seawater, dried and packaged. That’s it. There are no chemical processes involved in the manufacture of their product, which is why they guarantee it is perfectly natural.
Solar salt plants must be located in areas of low rainfall and high evaporation rates and Olsson’s have the unique advantage of having as its only ingredient seawater from two of the world’s most pristine oceans: the Great Barrier Reef (Port Alma, QLD) and the Great Australian Bight (Whyalla, SA). Pristine Australian water, sun and wind work in harmony to create the gorgeous Australian sea salt taste we all love.
Formed from the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight, Olsson’s Medium Sea Salt Crystals are ideal for cooking and seasoning and are produced without the use of any chemical processes. All it takes is little bit of the ocean to flow in, a whole lot of sun to beat down and with natural solar evaporation we are left with pure additive free salt.
Water from the Great Australian Bight and the action of the sun and the wind are all that’s needed to produce these exceptional sea salt flakes.
Delicious and versatile, this salt may be used in many ways: use to finish any savoury dish, add it to your caramel to bring out the flavour, or simply serve in a bowl at the table.
These salt flakes are smoked for 72 hours in the traditional Northern European way which enhances the redgum flavour. Perfect for marinades, seasoning and for the table.
Sprinkle over roasted tomatoes or freshly grilled meats. Enhance seafood stocks and chowders with a hint of smokiness.
Packed in a rustic hessian bag, Olsson’s Fine Macrobiotic Sea Salt has a high level of natural marine minerals and trace elements. Use for a variety of cooking applications, or for bathing.