LOJA DO SAL
LOJA DO SAL is a 100%
family company and with
products of 100% Portuguese origin.
The history of four
generations reflects the values and the respect for traditions, establishing
its own space more than 150 years ago.
The passion for origins,
strictness, and expertise allied with the best of nature, make the gourmet rock
salt and all its derivatives a perfect harmony of flavors and knowledge.
The setting and
origin of the only inland salt pans in the country:
. The natural rock salt
mines of Rio Maior are set in the heart of the Serras de Aire and Candeeiros
Natural Park, where the only Gourmet Rock Salt in the country is produced;
· The origin of this halite,
or sodium chloride, dates back 205 million years in the area of Rio Maior
· These salt sources originate
from the water table coming into contact with the halite and with the calcareous
areas near this land;
· The Arab presence made exploration
more productive with the coming of some techniques such as the shovels and pails
still used today. The presence of the buckets suspended from poles next to the shaft
became a reference for the process of artisanal collection;
· the Romans would eventually
become the first to explore the salt pans, and even today, the architecture of
the salt mines is a point of reference in Roman history.
· the oldest document dates
back to 1177, when Pedro de Aragão and his wife Sancha Soares sold to the Templars
a fifth of the salt shaft and mines of Rio Maior;
· The percentage of chlorides
allows using less than any other salt; its intense flavor enhances the taste of
foods, and a reduction in daily intake of salt is a benefit to public health;
· The quality of the water,
much saltier than that of the sea; the means of artisanal production; the natural
crystallization process; the unique and protected environment, plus the nutritional
quality system make Fonte Salina Gourmet LOJA DO SAL a culinary reference point.
Considered among the best salts, it represents international excellence.
Fonte Salina Gourmet salt
is distinguished in part by the high percentage of sodium chloride, allowing
lower use than any other salt. Its intense flavor enhances the taste of foods
and a reduction in daily salt intake is a benefit for public health.
The history and traditions,
the whiteness and the purity of this 100% natural salt classifies it among the
best in the world.
Collected through artisanal
procedures, carefully packaged without any additional processing, Fonte Salina
gourmet salt enhances your recipes with the flavor you always wanted.