Sea Salt Story
Mineral sea salt is unprocessed coarse and translucent hexagonal crystals made by collecting sea water into a salt pond and evaporating harmful substances and moisture by wind and sunlight.
The best gift the sea, the sun and the wind brought to the sun
Changes in the culture of salt
Japan was the first country to commercialize refined salt. However, when refined salt was found to be the cause of various adult diseases including high blood pressure and stroke, as well as skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, Japanese realized the importance of salt, so the culture of salt is gradually changing.
Mineral sea salt and high blood pressure
Excessive consumption of sodium was noted to be the cause of high blood pressure, however recent studies have found that high blood pressure is a disease caused by multiple factors such as deficiency of various minerals.
Salt substitute for sodium
Chemical salt is artificially added with potassium in order to give salty taste instead of reducing the content of sodium chloride. As a person with weak kidney is unable to discharge potassium, and the high rate of potassium in our body can cause chest pain, heart attack, etc., great care is required.
World premium salt - Korean mineral sea salt
The mineral sea salt obtained in the Jeonnam region contains two times higher calcium and magnesium than the salt obtained from other parts of the world, and is known as premium salt that is better than Guerande, the world famous premium French salt.
Problems of refined salt
(Refined salt is made by pulling up the sea water and extracting sodium chloride only using an ion-exchange resin)
Refined salt, which consists of more than 99% of sodium chloride and is extensively being used as additives in confectionery, ramen, bread and frozen food, hardly contains any minerals, resulting in increased blood pressure and causing obesity. It also affects growth of children by inhibiting calcium absorption, and the habit of eating salty food may put them at risk for various diseases such as stroke when grown up.
In March 2008, salt changed from mineral to food group
In recognition of the excellence of Korean mineral sea salt, the government changed the status of mineral sea salt from mineral to food group in March 2008 and is actively giving support to increase the status of Korean mineral sea salt in the world’s salt market.