The story of salt!

Since ancient times, salt and water have been a team: they are the basis of all life. The human body is 80 percent water – salt water. The level of salinity in the blood and body fluids is 0.9 percent.

Over 250 million years ago, large parts of Europe were covered by a primordial sea, the so-called Zechstein Sea – a vast, strongly saline inland sea that would extend from what is now southern England into Poland. At that time, major earth shifts caused great amounts of land subsidence that separated bodies of water from the sea.

Over 250 million years ago, large parts of Europe were covered by a primordial sea, the so-called Zechstein Sea – a vast, strongly saline inland sea that would extend from what is now southern England into Poland. At that time, major earth shifts caused great amounts of land subsidence that separated bodies of water from the sea.

Moreover, there was an almost tropical climate at that time, so the water would evaporate quickly. As with the Dead Sea today, the level of salt concentration initially rose sharply. Finally, salt crystals precipitated out at the bottom of the Zechstein Sea, causing layers of pure ancient salt and creating ancient salt deposits.

Further earth shifts and landslides caused alluvial layers of soil to form, encasing the precious salt deposits and protecting them deep underground. Consequently, it is still as pure and natural today as it was in the ancient times.

Did you know that our ancient salt is older than the dinosaurs? They lived on Earth just 235 million years ago.