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Feb 20, 2013 11:12 AM

Local Organic Evaporated Sea Salt

Looking for a good source....

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  1. There is no organic certification for salt in the United States.

    There are locally produced sea salts. I've seen them at the farmer's markets.

    1. Hm, I'm not sure how one could truly certify any sea salt as organic. Or say its non-organic either.

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      1. re: PegS

        I did a quick google and it seems that some countries do certify organic salt -- I have to assume it has to do with the way the salt is processed. "Organic" after all is just a set of standards for how something is produced.

      2. I saw some Sea Salt from San Francisco Bay at the 99 Cent store at University and San Pablo. I decided to take the Sicilian Sea Salt instead.

        1. You might want to check the reviews of locally dried sea salt. Generally SF Bay salt gets low marks in taste and isn't anything special. I'm sure there are differences but if it's from the Bay it will likely be similar in taste, the trace minerals that add/change flavor are minimal. If organic is the point, sorry for the distraction.

          If it's about local (and it's cheap):

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          1. re: ML8000

            That's the stuff. "Derived from Pacific Ocean water". Also mercury from the gold mining operations a few years ago and occasional oil spills. I assume some purification must take place.