This is perhaps the world's only salt produced using only geothermal power, evaporating the crystals using the heat from natural geysers. All electricity used at the facility come from a nearby geothermal power-plant.
This saltworks was established by Bjorn Steinar Jonsson, Yngvi Eiriksson, and Garðar Stefansson: three self-described foodies that brought back the 240 years old tradition of salt making in Iceland.
The salt is produced in a small bay in the peninsula of Reykjanes (an aspiring Geopark applying for membership in the European Geopark network). The peninsula has an incredible diversity of volcanic and geothermal activity and is the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level) and infused with activated charcoal.
- Taster Jar - 0.6oz/18g
- Small Jar - 1.3oz/36g
- Large Jar - 4.3oz/122g
- 1lb Bag - 16oz/454g
Ingredients: sea salt, activated charcoal
The purchase was made to use this as a finishing salt, but it has yet to make it into the cupboard. It sits out on the counter, so I can take a nibble or three when my tastebuds are so inclined to partake. Yes, I use it in my veggies dishes, or no one would eat them, but my favorite way to eat it is by itself.
Icelandic Lava Flake Sea Salt
I really like this salt. I sprinkle it on top of all my food. It’s crunchy and has a nice flavor. Not too strong. The color is pretty on the food dishes.
Love this black beauty, she really stands out on an avocado with lemon , beautiful finishing salt for when you want to celebrate the colors of your food