The Salt pans in Volterra are very ancient deposits, originated about 4.5 million years ago in the period of the upper Miocene, famous for the very high quality of the salt, 99.9% pure. They were discovered since the Etruscan era, in fact several Latin poets testify the antiquity: «Although there may be someone who does not want gold, no one has ever existed who did not want salt» - Cassiodorus
The Salt from Volterra is a recrystallized salt, with a purity level of 99.9%, turns out to be «THE PUREST SALT OF ITALY». This salt derives from underground deposits, which are flooded with fresh water that dissolves the mineral. Subsequently the water is transported to the surface, purified and filtered to about 80 ° C, in order to eliminate all the impurities present. The clean solution is then evaporated to obtain the precious white gold.
This ancient salt pan was always desired by the rich and powerful people, so much to see several important characters in its history, such as the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Frederick II of Swabia in the Middle Ages, the Medici family of Florence in the Renaissance, and finally the one who modernized the establishment and made it efficient: the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo, the son of Maria Teresa of Austria and brother of Marie Antoinette of France.
Perle di Sale is a single-dose salt tablet that allows you to apply the right amount of salt in food in cooking water, without exceeding the recommended daily dose. Just a couple of salt tablets and a few minutes are enough: although the benefits of salt in pads are certainly not finished!
The single-dose salt tablet contributes to the reduction of health risks arising from an excessive consumption of salt: read more about the damages of salt on health.
Aiming to reduce the daily consumption of salt in our lives, various alternative salt products have spread on the market over the years, such as potassium salt or iodized salt. However, these do not meet the needs of consumers due to the considerable difference in taste, the rather high price and also fail to fully satisfy the need to reduce salt at the table. Perle di Sale is instead an innovative and economic system to reduce the excessive use of salt, remaining in line with the standards recommended by the Ministry of Health while at the same time giving flavor to cooked dishes.
Furthermore, the salt tablets are processed only with hyper-pure recrystallized salt from Volterra (NaCl minimum purity of 99.99%), exclusively Made in Italy.