Like a flower that blooms in the ocean
Like a smiling moon watching over us
The gravitational pull of the moon during its full moon and new moon phases affect living organisms in the forest and water flowing from undersea springs—drawing out more delicious, abundant sea water. On Ushima, we protect and nurture this cycle, and take the greatest care possible in salt making by hand.
｜満月と新月 Full moon & New moon salt
｜試海塩 Salt sample
Sea salt produced in Ushima
Water that has flowed underground through the forest eventually wells up through undersea springs. This spring water, which is the raw ingredient in our salt making, is not fresh water but rather it is salt water rich in minerals and umami. Ordinary salt making methods usually include a process to eliminate magnesium (called nigari in Japanese, meaning natural bitters). However, our salt making does not remove nigari. This does not mean that it has a low magnesium content. On the contrary, even without removing the magnesium, the salt produced is not bitter. It is said that the mineral balance of sea water is similar to the mineral balance in human blood. The salt we provide to you retains this balance intact.
* Our salt is produced exclusively through a wood-fired roasting process. The salt may contain tiny traces of charcoal, but this does not affect its edibility.
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* If you have any questions regarding our products, please contact us by e-mail and we will endeavor to answer as full as possible.