Salt is the oldest additive used in food. Mankind’s history and development are inextricably linked to its exploitation and consumption. It is one of the most desirable foods, second only to the basics, for neither humans nor animals can live without it.
Today we think of salt as a common and low-cost substance, without appreciating its historical importance. In Greece, because of salt’s ability to preserve food, it played a significant role in the development of civilization. Homer considered it a divine substance, and Plato described it as “especially dear to the gods”.
The demand for salt defined the first commercial routes, across unknown oceans, and in the most remote desert the city of Jericho was founded 10,000 years ago, as a commercial center for salt. It was so valuable it even served as money.
Because of salt’s importance to human life, it has always been a prized commodity. Countries fought over rights to salt mines, they fought so they could take over the other country and get its salt taxes, and they attacked the enemy’s salt supply during wars so the enemy would weaken without the ability to preserve their food.
Rescue of ancestral legacy and wisdom
Long ago, liquid salt was considered “liquid gold” of great purity thanks to its origin and natural evaporation. The Greeks used this brine to season and add flavor to their vegetables; they called it “salata” (which of course is the origin of the word “salad”). The Maya also used this liquid to preserve and season their foods.
Sal Líquida Xcambó (liquid salt) is manually harvested on the Yucatán coast. It is the result of three factors: the sun, the wind, and the ancestral techniques of Maya salt-makers. It consists of a handcrafted process of eight months with the following stages: solar evaporation, crystalization, collection, saturation, dissolution, flocculation, neutralization, alcalinization, purification, and bottling.
The master salt-makers concentrate it in its natural form until it reaches its optimum salinity. Thanks to potent mineralization, filtration, and oxygenation, it is rich in minerals and trace elements. Its saltiness is more uniform than other types of salt.
Grupo Artesanal Xcambó is a rural production society that works with communities in the rescue of Maya cultural richness.
How much sodium do I want to consume today?
Sal Líquida Xcambó is the first Mexican liquid salt which due to its format and application method, reduces and controls the amount of salt without losing its flavor. It diminishes by 90% the amount of sodium ingested compared to a pinch of refined salt. It is a complete salt, 100% natural, witout additives nor artificial colorings or flavorings, which facilitates its assimilation by the organism. With light touches you can salt your food without overdoing it; the recommended serving is between 3-6 sprays to obtain optimum saltiness.
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Rediscover salt: more health and less sodium!
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