Made naturally from the Mediterranean Sea and the sun. 100 natural. This salt does not contain iodide, a necessary nutrient. From the Mediterranean. Since ancient times, salt has been a precious mineral. It was once traded ounce per ounce for gold and has even been used as currency in Roman times. The word salary has its meaning based on the important role salt sale in Italian has played throughout history. Salt is a natural product. It is either mined from the ground or is obtained through evaporated seawater. Alessi Sea Salt comes from the cool, blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea using the oldest method of obtaining salt evaporation. Sea water is transferred through a series of evaporation ponds which successfully eliminate other elements. The hot, dry climate and gentle breezes hasten the evaporation process leaving behind only pure white crystals and other valuable trace minerals not found in regular salt. The coarse crystals of Alessi Sea Salt will add a new dimension to your cooking, adding both taste and texture. Savvy gourmets use crunchy sea salt crystals in their salt grinders. Made naturally from only the sea and the sun Alessi Sea Salt. Bringing poultry prior to cooking is a process made famous by French chefs seeking the perfect roasted chicken one possessing crispy skin and moist, flavorful meat. A brine is a solution of water, salt and sweetener sugar or honey that the chicken has been soaked in for several hours. Salt in the brine reduces moisture loss during cooking, resulting in a juicier and more savory outcome. Although the recipe is for chicken, pork, or turkey are often brined prior to roasting as well. 100 natural coarse sea salt. www.alessifoods.com. Product of Italy.