Smoked Icelandic Sea Salt Flakes- Organic!
Organic Icelandic Smoked Sea Salt Flakes are light and crisp with a smooth smoke flavor. The smoked salt process starts with our organic Arctic sea salt flakes that are made using geothermal energy. (See more of the story, below). The flakes are then smoked with Birch and Oak, woods native to Iceland. Try on seafood, chicken, potatoes, grains, vegetables, fruit, and chocolate sauces. But truly, use on all food!
Sizes - 8 oz. or 1 lb.
The Salt Making Process
Organic Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes from Iceland 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 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.
"A Finishing Salt From the North Atlantic" is how The NY Times described the Nordur white salt in a recent feature. (image Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)