The Legend of Alda the Mermaid
In the old days in the North there was a mermaid named Alda. Her eyes were green and her hair was long and wild. She would sing with such a melancholic voice for the fisherman in their boats that they lost their minds. The only one undisturbed by her haunting melodies was a young fisherman named Brandur. Hardworking and poor, Brandur never stopped fishing and lit bonfires floating in the darkness around his small boat. The light not only attracted fish, but also Alda. Every night she came a little closer to the flames. The moment Brandur's eyes fell upon the mermaid he jumped from his boat and vanished into the sea. Even today, Alda's singing may be heard on quiet nights in the area of Breidafjordur.
The Salt Making Process
Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes are made using an historic, traditional technique. The geothermal method was first explored in 1753. The Arctic waters are transported into open salt pans where the water is heated and, as evaporation occurs, crisp flakes form. The unique source of heat is from natural hot springs. No additional energy is used to produce this delightful sea salt. The company, Nordur, has a vision of sustainability and everything they do revolves around this core mission.
The Flavor of Icelandic Sea Salt Flakes
These sea salt flakes are crisp, clean-flavored, and light. The small pyramid-shaped salt is ideal as a finishing salt on all food, elevating each dish it touches with the taste of the cold northern waters of the Arctic.
250 grams of sea salt flakes packaged in a box with beautiful Alda guarding over the flakes.
"A Finishing Salt From the North Atlantic" is how The NY Times described this unique salt in a recent feature. (image Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)