First of all a small apology about the exhorbitant price for this salt. Our Celtic Sea Salt is imported from the USA and the shipping charges are responsible for over 70% of the cost of this item.
Celtic Sea Salt, harvested salt from the ocean using the sun, the wind, and shallow clay ponds. Pristine ocean channels spiral water into the concentrating ponds. The flowing mixture is stirred by the salt farmer, and crystals form and are gathered by hand. The ionizing action of the clay, combined with the artisan’s skillful method, enlivens the unique, bioavailable array of trace elements that exist in a perfectly balanced matrix. Then as now, Celtic Sea Salt® is unparalleled in the world. Less than 1% of the world’s salt harvest has the artisinal quality of Celtic Sea Salt®. Pure, moist, biologically active, and free from any chemicals or additives, Celtic Sea Salt® is salt the way it is meant to be.
“I’ve enjoyed using Celtic Sea Salt® for several years now. It enhances the flavor of whole foods and provides me and my family with a superior source of trace minerals.” -Dr. Christiane Northrup, author Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.
From the Manufacturers Brochure:
Light Grey Celtic Sea Salt consists primarily of sodium and chloride. However, because of the unique method of harvesting from fresh ocean water, it also contains many minerals and trace elements. Every year, we have our salt analyzed by an independent laboratory so we can show our customers how Celtic Sea Salt is different from other salts available. Every year, the results show that Celtic Sea Salt is lower in sodium and chloride than other salts and higher in minerals and trace elements. Additionally, Celtic Sea Salt is tested to ensure that it does not contain any harmful pollutants-we are very proud to say that Celtic Sea Salt has consistently proven to be the gold standard in safety and purity in the salt industry.
You will notice that many elements are listed as "less than" amounts, such as 'Selenium: <0.0002%'. This means that the amount of Selenium present in our salt is so small that it could not be detected by our chemist's equipment, which can only detect that particular element in concentrations greater than 0.0002%. Selenium is referred to as a trace element, meaning that only minute quantities of the element are required for the human body.
You may also notice that Celtic Sea Salt is tested for things like lead, arsenic, and uranium. There are environmental levels of these elements present in almost everything we come in contact with. These naturally occurring concentrations are often referred to as "background levels." Everyone is exposed to low levels of these and other elements every day, far more than is present in Celtic Sea Salt. Celtic Sea Salt is an extremely pure product.
Non-Destructive X-Ray Emission Analysis of Light Grey Celtic Sea Salt