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  • Type
  • There are approximately 1000 different types of salt, personality depends on the difference raw materials, process, processing.
    Kaien   Kaien sea salt
    Kaien is made by evaporating water of sea by wind and solar heat, and boiled and concentrated by ionic membrane.
    Most of the salts made in Japan is this type.
    Ganen   Ganen rock salt
    Salt lake that sank in the basement, salt became like a rock in a long time.
    The salt production is mined or just like minerals, or might be in the salt by dissolving in water.
    Koen   Koen lake salt
    Salt made ​​from the lake with high salinity.
  • Manufacturing process
  • Here is the process for producing the salt that has been commercialized primarily in Japan.
    To say roughly, the salt made by raw material as seawater is through a process of three "concentration", "crystallization" and "processing".
    In Japan, which is difficult to crystallize only sun, ion membrane method has been adopted mainly.
    Ionic membrane process is one that utilizes a characteristic that the salt dissolved in seawater is separated into sodium ion and chloride ion.
    Because crystallization method greatly affects the taste of salt, it is by each product.
    Shape of the grain will vary whether slowly crystallizes, or crystallizes quickly.
  • How to choose a salt
  • Taste of salt is different by size and shape, with the components of the grain of the crystal.
    Size and shape of the grain, involves when it is put into the mouth "is salty."
    Small grain salt melts fast, so you feel salty. Large grain salt melts slowly, so you feel mellow.
    The taste of salt depends on the purity of the salt and the amount of material other than the main component.
    Tips to choose the salt, is to know the characteristics of taste and crystal, and using one selectively by cuisine.