Salt. Pretty basic, right? In fact, it’s been around from the very first stirrings of civilization. What is thought to be the first city in Europe, Solnitsata in Bulgaria, was a salt mine. For millennia, salt was used for barter, for funeral offerings, or for currency across the globe. In fact, the word “salary” comes from the Latin word for salt.
Nowadays, salt’s role in society has become inevitably minimized. It is no longer vital for preserving foods, wars are no longer fought over its sources, no one is using it to pay their country’s debts. In recent years, salt has gotten something of a bad rep for its health hazards, especially when consumed in excess. I, too, worried about the pros and cons of salt. Then I met Selina Delangre.
A Family Calling for Salt
Selina’s father, Jacques Delangre, introduced Celtic Sea Salt to the marketplace, and she has made it her life’s work to carry on his mission—educating consumers about the benefits of naturally produced salts and working with artisanal salt farmers around the world. “When I saw the skill and art it takes to harvest a quality salt, I realized there are artisan skills that could become obsolete if we don’t support the hand harvest methods that produce naturally mineral-balanced sea salts,” she says.
So Selina travels the world, seeking out new salt sources and mentoring the ones she already utilizes. She visits every salt pond, monitoring all aspects from tools to purity to chemistry, encouraging producers to learn and improve. “Myission is to bring these salts to market with complete transparency of the source and a mineral analysis that best mimics
our bodies’ natural fluid composition,” she says. Sustainable salt-farming methods are key—she uses only natural renewable resources to produce sea salts ethically and sustainably.
Why Naturally Processed Salts Are Superior
Refined salts, such as the ubiquitous “table salt” found in diners across the land, have been stripped of their minerals and cut with additives; far better to enjoy natural salts that retain their beneficial minerals.
Remember, salt is essential to human health; indeed, it is one of the five basic taste sensations. We do need to keep consumption at a sensible level. And what better way to do that than to use an incredible array of tastes, textures, and flavors from a variety of natural salts in our food? That is what Selina’s company offers. Pick from a range of sea salts and seasoned salt blends, including the original Celtic Sea Salt Flower of the Ocean, and Light Grey Celtic.
Selina has expanded her brand to include organic, gluten-free, raw, and vegan offerings, all of which exemplify her mission. “We want to make it easier for our customers to make the right choices for their health and well-being. It’s a tradition that’s our pride and joy.”
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