Oriel Sea Salt

Interesting Facts

Interesting page of the Oriel Website that details some interesting facts for our visitors that we have gathered from many resources.

Benefits of Sea Salt

The nutritional wealth of natural sea salt includes vital minerals like sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc among other beneficial trace elements. This is in comparison to table salt which typically has only NaCl (sodium chloride)

Sea Salt extracted and harvested directly from seawater is higher in natural Sea Minerals than table salt. However washing Sea Salt to make it whiter can remove many of the beneficial minerals so here at Oriel we do not wash our sea salt. Our harvesting method is different as it is sealed and pressurised so our Sea Salt emerges crystal white without the need for washing and therefore retaining the naturally present minerals.

The majority of traditional table salt contains Anti Caking agents some of which are considered carcinogenic.

Many "Low Sodium" salts come with a Health Warning to consult medical advice as they are not suitable for sufferers of Diabetes and other conditions. Always read the small print on the label.

Other benefits of a good quality Sea Salt can include:

Alkalizing – Sea salt is alkalizing to the body, as it has not been stripped of its minerals, nor does it have any harmful man-made ingredients or anti-caking agents added to it. 

Skin Conditions – A sea salt bath can help to relieve dry and itchy skin as well as more serious conditions. The bath naturally opens up the pores, improves circulation in the skin and hydrates the tissues so that your skin can heal.

Bone Health – Just over 1/4 of the amount of salt that is in the body is stored in the bones, where it helps to keep them strong. When the body lacks salt and water it will tend to draw the sodium from the bones, which may eventually cause problems.

Muscle Health – As Sea Salt contains electrolytes it aids in the recovery of muscles and may help to prevent muscle pains, spasms and cramps. 

When you swim in the sea you allow the largest organ in your body (Your Skin) to absorb these natural nutrients.

Interesting Facts Contact Us History
Department of Environment Community and Local Government, Louth Leader Partnership, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development