Villena Spring Salt (Fossil River Salt) from the Sea Salts of the World Collection by Merchant Spice Co.


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Perhaps you know the Castle of the Pies Negros, also known as Villena Castle. What you may not know is that there are underground rivers & springs in the earth nearby. And from those waters an amazing salt is harvested.

Villena Salt, also known as Fossil River Salt, hails from the picturesque town of Villena in Alicante, Spain. Let me share some fascinating details about this exquisite salt.

Origin: Villena Salt is sourced from the underground rivers of Villena, far from any sea or ocean. These springs yield pristine saltwater, which is then naturally dried under the Mediterranean sun and winds, using traditional methods in a stone mill. The salt is isolated from external impurities and preserved in an underground river, resulting in its remarkable taste and purity.

The journey begins in the Ordesa & Monte Perdido National Park, a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site, where the Cinca River springs forth. This same river nourishes the fertile agricultural region of Monzón-Fraga in Spain.

Villena’s Sea Salt:
The salt mines of Villena, located in the south of Spain, are where the magic happens. These mines are respected and admired for their decades-long tradition. The unique aspect of Villena’s sea salt lies in its formation. It originates from the melting water that flows down from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. As nature’s filter, these mountains deposit millions of years’ worth of beneficial nutrients into the underground river.

Composition: This artisanal salt is not only flavorful but also packed with trace elements. Its unique mineral content sets it apart, making it a sought-after culinary gem.

Craft Process:
The saltwater spring evaporates, leaving delicate salt flakes floating on its surface. These Salt Flakes are meticulously collected by hand and sun-dried. The result? Spring Salt that embodies purity and taste.

Usage: Villena Salt is perfect for seasoning all types of dishes. Its clean, briny flavor enhances everything from grilled meats to fresh salads.
If you’re seeking a culinary adventure, consider incorporating Villena Salt into your kitchen repertoire. Bon appétit!

Flavor Profile:
These salt flakes are pyramid-shaped crystals with a mild flavor due to their mineral origin and high trace element content. Unlike some marine salt flakes, Fossil River’s flakes lack the slightly bitter aftertaste.
When added to dishes, they blend seamlessly, enhancing the overall flavor.

Fossil River salt flakes are perfect for enhancing the taste of meat, fish, and vegetables. Their crunchy, delicate texture melts in your mouth, making them a delightful addition to any meal.

Quality Assurance:
Fossil River’s salt is free from marine contaminants because it originates from an underground spring. It retains all its original minerals, ensuring exceptional quality.

If you’re looking to infuse your dishes with Mediterranean flair, Fossil River’s Spanish flaky sea salt is an excellent choice!

Packaged in a stand-up, resealable bag for your convenience.

Available in a 1-ounce sampler size, 2 ounces, 4 ounces or 8 ounces.

Enjoy the Spice of Life!

Ingredients: Flaky spring salt from Villena, Spain

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