A journey of salts, greek edition
THE JOURNEY OF SALTS
THE GOURMET COLLECTION
Three selections of four different salts in one packaging. An introduction to gourmet salts or a perfect present for your loved ones!
Selection of four of the finest Greek salts, in one packaging.
Packaging: 4 clear plastic jars of 80gr with aluminum lid, in a plastic white net and carton side-open box 100x60x130mm, 320gr net.
1. Prime sea salt
2. Sea salt with smoked paprika
3. Smoked sea salt
4. Fleur de sel
A band of brothers navigating the exotic waters of artisan salts
Enjoy a tasteful journey!
To start with blending a prime sea salt harvested at the salinas of Messolonghi - a natural habitat of wild life in western Greece - with the aromas of Greek herbs seemed only natural. And natural it was, indeed! And tasty! So is the constellation of the Salt Odyssey new series of salts and spices: a natural source of vital elements for good health and a rich flavour palette for the gourmet of this world!
Pure, authentic, natural, tasty
Gourmet salts and spices!
Selecting only pure sea salt, premium spices and natural methods we create superior quality salts to help you create the most delicious dishes!
Our journey inspired our company and the love for the all natural salts became our compass. We were enthusiasts of the Greek organic food market before we set our sights on salt. Greece, after all, is the cradle of the Mediterranean. Diet, mainly because of the variety and purity of its herbs.
We started with blending the aromas of Greek herbs with a prime sea salt harvested at the Salinas of Messolonghi -a natural habitat of wild life in western Greece. Set between two rivers, a natural lagoon has been formed and is one of the most important wetlands in Europe and the largest in Greece. It is protected by the Ramsar Treaty and is part of the Natura 2000 network. It is a place of exceptional beauty and ecological value, rare flora, 280 species of birds and picturesque “pelades” - small wooden houses on piles in the water.
Made in Messolonghi
If you were to cross the old Messolonghi-Aitoliko highway your view will be dominated by numerous 15m high salt mountains spread all across the saltwater plain. It is the largest salt marsh in Greece, capable of producing up to 80% of Greece’s salt (120.000 tonnes) and it covers an area of 46.5 km2.
Our production starts in early spring, when seawater is channeled, isolated and stored. There we let the spring and summer sun and winds heat and slowly dry it out. As summer draws to an end saltwater is transferred to pans where it’s allowed to fully dry until September when the salt is harvested. It is washed with brine to remove unwanted solids, but without losing trace elements and minerals. The result is pure salt, which will be stored in large 10 to 15m mountains. The whole process is based on the same traditional techniques that have been used for decades.
Only the purest will do
We use only the unrefined product, which is free from chemical additives and contains only natural ingredients. ISO 9001 and IFS certification standards are maintained throughout and we see that quality and granulometry checks are systematically performed in the chemical laboratory.
100% natural, unrefined sea salt harvested at the salinas of Messolonghi, Greece.
NO iodine NO anticaking agents NO flow improvers
To be used instead of table salt.
Salt Odyssey and Messolonghi share the success
It was Salt Odyssey that made Messolonghi’s salt famous in Greece. First in 2008, it packaged and marketed this amazing salt in its pure natural raw form. And natural it is, indeed! And tasty! So is the constellation of the Salt Odyssey series of salts and spices: a natural source of vital elements for good health and a rich flavor palette for the gourmet of this world! It is now exported to 19 countries across 4 continents and with its 36 awards, is arguably the world’s most awarded natural sea salt!
The salt of the lagoon of Messolonghi
In the area of the lagoon of Messolonghi, we find two salt pans, the White and the Black, with a total area of 14,000 acres. White seems to be the largest salt pan in Greece, with a capacity of about 120,000 tons of salt per year. The production process starts in March and is completed in October, depending on the area's rainfalls.
The sea salt of the lagoon of Messolonghi is pumped and channeled through the compartments (basins) to the crystallizers. After the washing process, salt is transferred to open warehouses forming salt piles. These are the impressive mountains of salt that surprise passers-by.
The process of salt harvest includes many stages and special machines and components, all necessary and suitable for the proper handling of salt and the best final product. Short-term and long-term measurements of meteorological conditions are necessary for the efficient operation of the salt pan. Daily salt density measurements aim to the best quality of the product, which is also tested in the laboratories of the Messolonghi salt pans. Physicochemical analyzes of the final product concern determinations of purity in sodium chloride, sulfate ions, magnesium and calcium ions, etc.