By Eyo U Asanga Submitted On March 28, 2016
Nutritional researchers have shown that the refined table salt we are so used to is actually not the best. They say it is very injurious to our health and are trying so hard to turn our attention to unrefined sea salt. Refined salt is a stone-faced killer while unrefined sea salt is the life saver, they say. And they have given numerous proven and convincing reasons why people need to switch to sea salt.
As more people become aware of this information there will be a growing need for sea salt. Some people will look for where to buy it. Others will be thinking of how to produce it for use at home. And if they are able to produce it for home use, then they will be thinking of producing it in quantity for sale. These people will not only be the proud producers of life saving sea salt but the cash? That will be the best part of it.
Producing sea salt is quite easily done especially if you live along a sea coast where there is plenty of salt water, your free and only raw material. There are two ways to do this: First, you can crystallize out the salt by bringing sea water close to freezing point. Second, you can evaporate sea water by “frying” and your salt will be left behind. Let us now discuss the two methods one after the other.
Any type of salt in a fixed amount of water will dissolve so much at a particular temperature. Below this temperature some salt will leave the solution. We say that this amount of salt have been crystallized out by reducing the temperature of the salt solution. So place an open container of some sea water in a freezer. Monitor the temperature frequently with an ordinary thermometer and remove the container from the freezer just below zero point when water turns to ice. About 3ºC will be fine. At this point some salt will crystallize out. Pour it into a filter and dry your salt. Repeat the process till you have enough salt. Note that you can use more than one container at the same time or use a bigger one. This method works all right but it is slow, especially if you plan to produce in commercial quantity.
Try “frying” sea water, as I said before, to get the salt fast. Make a furnace by building a small 3-sided tent, with mud, cement blocks or brick wall, about two metres wide and your height or slightly shorter. Roof it with rough surfaced aluminum flat or roofing sheet. The roof is not flat but almost. A 20º slope will be fine. Provide a gutter at the low end of the roof. You will fire from the open end and work from the opposite side where the roof is sloping. Make a fire under and clean the roof top free of dirt and grease. Heat it until a drop of sea water boils and disappears fast, leaving some salt.
Use a hose from a control tap where you keep your sea water. Adjust the tap so that only small amount of water is coming out. Now drop the water on the hot pan slowly from top left to right and back till you reach the bottom. Dry the gutter and scrape up your salt first in here and then to a clean container. Actually you can just hold the aluminum pan with four supports. But the mud, cement or brick wall will make it more efficient because all the heat will be concentrated on the pan. Besides your salt will be cleaner because wind will not blow dirt from the fire into it.
If you decide to use this method, then it is clear you intend to make it a business. It should be a profitable business because your only raw material is inexhaustible and free. Not only that, this method you have chosen is fast and very efficient. Please let good hygiene be your most important operational rule. Think safety too. Wear fire and heat resistant gloves and be careful while firing your furnace. Package your product properly and look for stores on direct purchase or cash after sale. There are stores that will gladly give you a place to display your product. This will be an opportunity to let your customers know why sea salt should be included in their shopping. Quote the first paragraph of this article and invite them to learn more about sea salt using the link in this article where the Author invites readers to visit. Happy Sales.
Is this method suitable in the kitchen? Yes it is. Heat a pot or frying pan on the fire. When it is very hot add big drops of sea water all over the bottom of the pot. This is a very quick and easy way of producing small quantity of sea salt in the kitchen.
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