Maldon Sea Salt
Maldon Sea Salt is a unique sea salt that is only produced by The Maldon Crystal Salt Company. Maldon Salt can only be purchased in 8.5 oz packets, by the case or in 3.3lb buckets. Buy direct from SaltWorks and save money!
Country of Origin: England
Maldon Sea Salt is a completely natural product without any artificial additives, retaining valuable sea water trace-elements such as magnesium and calcium.
Its pronounced and distinctive "salty" taste means less salt is
required, an advantage for those who wish to reduce their salt intake. It is
free from the bitter aftertaste often associated with other salts and salt
What makes Maldon Sea Salt so special?
The pyramid-shaped salt crystals, characteristic of Maldon Salt, are fragile
enough to crumble easily between the fingers and have a totally different taste
from regular grains of table salt. It is an interesting exercise to taste
common salt alongside Maldon Salt. The common salt sits uncomfortably on the
tongue and has an underlying bitterness. Maldon Salt is milder, has the flavor
of sea spray and is free from the chemical tang of common salt. Unlike most
salts containing additives to stop them from caking in damp weather, Maldon Salt is
a completely natural product containing zero additives.
The making of Maldon Sea Salt
The attraction of Maldon, England as a location for salt-making remains the same today as it did
hundreds of years ago. The combination of low rainfall, strong winds, bright
sunshine and low-lying marshland produces good salty water. Early salt-making
was carried out by boiling sea water, caught in shallow pools set in the
marshland, over wood fires. These fires in turn acted as beacons for the local
fishing fleets making their way up the coast. Today the manufacture of Maldon
Salt still relies on the favorable conditions which have enabled the salt
industry to develop and flourish here for many centuries. The Maldon Crystal
Salt Company's success is due to the production of a unique high quality sea
salt using traditional methods.
How Chefs regard Maldon Salt
The Maldon Crystal Salt Company have been manufacturers and merchants of salt
since 1882. During this time Maldon Salt has become recognized as the finest
salt available. This is not an unsubstantiated claim, as Delia Smith recently
included Maldon Salt among her 'essential ingredients.' Judging by the
recommendations found in the books of some of our best known chefs, she is in
Maldon Sea Salt is a unique product and is only produced by The Maldon Crystal Salt Company. It can only be purchased in 8.5 ounce packets (250 grams) and is not available in bulk from any source.
As Maldon Sea Salt is naturally produced, there is the possibility of slight
variations in chemical composition occurring from time to time. All values are
calculated using Standard (ISO) test methods. Maldon Salt contains no
Typical sieve analysis:
Owing to the flaky nature of Maldon Salt it is impossible to give meaningful
sieve analysis figures other than to say the crystal size can vary from between
4mm and 20mm.
Typical value 0.5 g/cm3