Portuguese Sal Marinho mineral salts have delicate plate-shaped crystals with increased surface area. It awakens the palate while uniting flavors in dishes. Sal Marinho salt is hand harvested from the salt pans of Algarve. This ancient practice is still followed today, lets seawater evaporate until the salt is densely concentrated. Using wooden rakes to draw the salt to the sides of the pans helps keep trace minerals intact, such as magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium, all of which are absent in industrialized salt. Try it today! We think you'll find that this salt is superior to processed salts in terms of it's smooth taste, light texture, and natural whiteness.