Ilocano Asin Sea Salt
Not all salt is created equal: this sea salt was harvested from the pure seawaters off the island of Luzon by traditional salt farmers. Unlike highly processed generic table salts, the hollow crystals of this hand-crafted product offer a crunchy texture, while their flakiness melts bright mineral wealth crisp to the tongue into food.
Note: Comes inside a handwoven basket from the Philippines
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Xroads
Country: The Philippines
The craft of making natural sea salts is something to see: a wonder to the eye of glistening white salt crystals across the land. Xroads strives to partner directly with ‘asinderos’ – salt farmers – who continue to preserve age old techniques, care for the land and the asin they produce.
Asin is a mild, mineral-rich sea salt. This is a moist, naturally white sea salt from the pure seawaters of Pangasinan. Wonderful, bright, crisp flavors powered by underlying minerals define this complex and well-balanced sea salt. Use for grilling, roasting and finishing to boost all foods from sweet to savory.
Leaves of the romblon plant, woven by a network of women weavers on the tiny island of Cabilao, form the durable and eco-friendly box housing your new asin.