ABOUT OUR SALTY WAYS

Sal del Mar gourmet sea salt is a coarse, moist sea salt that is 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. You will find that it offers a healthier and crunchier experience than traditional table salt.

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 to be harvested by hand.

We are especially proud of our packaging. Sal del Mar’s hand-embroidered bags are made of natural cotton and embroidered with whimsical designs. Our embroiderers are from a small village in Sonora, Mexico where embroidery is a natural art form. Recognizing their artistic talent, Sal del Mar created a partnership with the embroiderers helping them to stay in the role of the homemaker and caretaker of their children while earning money to benefit their families. 

We also seek to expand our customer’s knowledge about salt. Salt is a fascinating subject. It’s the only rock we eat! And we have lots of ideas on how Sal del Mar makes a great gift.