Sailor Salt

This ingredient that helps your cooking reach the greatest heights has to be, as with all of our products, of the finest quality - and this producer feels the same
Meet the Producers, Sailor Salt, Sea Salt
August 15, 2018

WHO THEY ARE

Sailor Salt’s story began in 1967, when founder Paraskevas Theodorou started to buy, grind, package and sell salt in Larnaca, located on the southern coast of Cyprus. Little by little this one-man company grew, all the while remaining a family-run business.

By 2001, the founder’s grandson, and current CEO, Paraskevas Jr, had identified 21st-century shoppers’ desire to return to nature, wanting products that were more, well, natural. In response to this, Sailor Salt committed to producing 100 per cent organic and additive-free sea salt, and luckily for Spinneys, it’s still that way today.

WHAT THEY DO

While recent years have seen the company embrace more modern equipment, it remains its steadfast belief that sea salt can only be pure and natural when produced the traditional, human-controlled way.

There are several stages to salt-making. First, water from the Mediterranean Sea is channelled through a network of pods. This creates a brine that, having being fed into large pans, is heated by sun and wind until crystals rise to the surface. The salt is then harvested and dried before being sieved and packed. An experienced team monitors every step of the process, from controlling the brine temperature – key to forming perfect delicate flakes – to harvesting the salt by hand and taking great care to place it into sustainable packaging.

This mixture of contemporary equipment and classic techniques produces salt that has it all: greater retention of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, plus pristine form and natural flavour.

Sailor Salt black sea salt flakes on a blue board

TASTE THE PRODUCTS

Did you know that sodium chloride is an essential chemical we’re genetically engineered to crave? It’s thanks to Sailor Salt that our range in store offers such versatility and reliably high quality. From classic sea salt flakes to black salt, plus exciting chilli and wild garlic infusions, each variety is ideal for seasoning and finishing dishes, with the salt dissolving and imparting flavour quickly.

Read more about Sailor Salt here.