Sal del Mar is a coarse, moist sea salt harvested from the pristine Sea of Cortez. The taste has a rustic, intense flavor making it ideal for every day cooking as well as for crusting the rim of a margarita glass.
Unlike some methods of harvesting salt, Sal del Mar is based on ancestral traditions using controlled salt ponds. The ocean is allowed to flood huge, flat, shallow, beds and then a dam is used to trap the water. The water then naturally evaporates as it is dried by the sun, leaving a layer of sea salt that is then harvested by hand.
Sal del Mar is packaged in a natural cotton bag, hand-embroidered by women in a remote village of the Sierra Madre, Occidental Mexico. The business was started in order to embrace the skills of the local women in Sabinito to produce a quality product suitable for export. The business concept has been developed to ensure that the group of women doing the embroidery receive a fair income in a sustainable enterprise. Purchasing Sal del Mar benefits the local women who support their families from their traditional skills.
Sal del Mar salt bags are attractively priced and make excellent hostess and holiday gifts.