What is salt?
The most essential seasoning for both savory and sweet foods, salt is a necessity for every kitchen. Just a pinch of this ancient mineral has the power to activate all the nuanced flavors of a dish. A must-have flavor enhancer, salt comes in a variety of forms, which all have a distinct purpose in cooking and baking.
What is Italian salt?
Hand-harvested from the Mediterranean on the west coast of Sicily, Italian salt is still cultivated according to the ancient tradition of the Phoenicians. Compared to other types of salt, Italian salt contains a significant amount of iodine, an essential mineral for preventing iodine deficiency disorders (IDD). Try iodine-rich Caber Seasonello!
The Many Uses of Salt
Supermarket Italy’s online market features a variety of salt products including fine sea salt, sea salt flakes, and flavored salt. To satisfy those sweet and salty cravings, the larger crystals of Maldon sea salt flakes can be sprinkled onto baked goods like chocolate fudge, brownies, or caramels; it lends a crunchy bite and a hint of brininess to your favorite sweet treats. You can also use in a variety of savory dishes, from meat and vegetables to soups and sauces.
In addition to Maldon sea salt flakes, we also offer Celtic sea salt, a naturally derived variety that is harvested off the coast of northwest France. Slightly gray in color and less briny than other types, this mineral-rich sea salt contains trace minerals and elements that are associated with many health benefits, from better digestion to boosting the immune system. In cooking, this unrefined kosher salt is considered a high-quality salt by top chefs.
Looking for the salt of all salts? You need Le Guerande Fleur de Sel, a rare, naturally white sea salt that is beloved in professional kitchens for its purity and rich flavor. This is the perfect finishing salt for all types of dishes, dinner or dessert!