The Olsson Family have been making solar sea salt since the 1950's and is the oldest family owned and operated sea salt maker in Australia.
To make its sea salt, Olsson's use the method called "solar evaporation". Solar salt is produced by the action of sun and wind on seawater in large ponds. The seawater evaporates in successive ponds until the seawater is fully concentrated and the salt then crystallizes on the floor of the pond. It is then scooped up, washed in seawater, dried and packaged.
There are no chemical processes involved in the manufacture of our product, which is why we guarantee it is perfectly natural.
Solar salt plants must be located In area of low rainfall and high evaporation rates and Olsson's have the unique advantage of having as its only ingredient seawater from two of the world's most pristine oceans: The Great Barrier Reef (Port Alma, QLD) and The Great Australian Bight (Whyalla, SA). Pristine Australian water, sun and wind work in harmony to create the gorgeous Australian sea salt taste we all love.
OUR MACROBIOTIC SALT
Unfortunately, we are experiencing difficulties getting our Macrobiotic
Salt. As this is a natural sea salt and due to the bad weather, weve had in
Port Alma QLD the salt cannot be naturally produced. Therefore, weve had to
postpone the production of this salt line.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience and will keep you updated if we do
start producing this salt again.
Please note once we start the product again this will be available online
The sense in which Olsson’s has used this term refers to products or food that have had a minimum of human intervention in their manufacture or production. Macrobiotics is about food from the Earth. It is based on the Eastern ideal of achieving harmony between yin and yang. And while rooted in ancient tradition, the idea of the macrobiotic dietary approach is a remarkably modern way of eating.
Unlike common salt (which is just sodium chloride), natural Sea Salt (from sea water) contains sodium as well as other many important trace minerals in a balance similar to the extra cellular fluids in the body. One of the key benefits of Macrobiotic Sea Salt is that sea water (from which Olsson’s Macrobiotic Sea Salt is made) has a relative mineral composition almost identical with that of the blood, so when sodium is excreted from the body, other essential minerals salts such as potassium, magnesium and trace elements are also excreted. Want more info? Click here