Cervia Sweet Salt

One of the Souvenirs that you can bring home to friends and family as unique in Romagna, in addition to Piadina Romagnola, it's the Salt of Cervia!

Cervia sweet salt is unique in the world. Its organoleptic peculiarities make it a "sweet" salt, because it is free of bitter chlorides. This derives both from the environmental conditions in which it finds itself maturing, and from human activity, which over the years has oriented nature in order to produce a salt with these characteristics. A salt, that of Cervia, wholemeal sea salt.

Cervia salt is an integral sea salt. Marine, because its origin is sea water, which is made to enter the salt pan from the inlet channel, and is then evaporated and concentrated until the actual salt is produced. Wholemeal because once harvested it is exclusively washed with mother liquor and then left to dry in the farmyard, in the heaps of salt that can be seen when arriving in Cervia from everywhere.

Salt is sweet for geographical, historical and of course also chemical reasons. The location of the salt pan, the northernmost in Italy, the characteristics of the basins and the Adriatic Sea, mean that the salt obtained from it is made up of very pure sodium chloride, with a low, almost non-existent presence of other chlorides more bitter, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium sulphate and magnesium chloride. Furthermore the choice of does not artificially dry or chemically whiten the salt, it leaves it integral and highly soluble. In fact, the sweet salt of Cervia maintains the humidity that comes from its journey in the tanks and also its typical colour, which is not very white, but rather has within itself all the shades of pink and gray that come from its production and also historical.

The sweet salt of Cervia it is in fact rich in trace elements present in the mother liquor csuch as iodine, zinc, copper, magnesium, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

 

Information from the Saline di Cervia website!

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