The Olsson Family have been making solar sea salt since 1948 and is the oldest family-owned and operated sea salt maker in Australia.
Their sea salt is from two of the most pristine bodies of water found in Australia; Port Alma, Queensland & Whyalla, South Australia. Olsson’s take pride in maintaining all the marine minerals and trace elements found in these two unique locations.
No chemical processes are involved in manufacturing their product, which is why they guarantee it is perfectly natural.
To make its sea salt, Olsson’s uses a method called “solar evaporation”. Solar salt is produced by the action of sun and wind on seawater in large ponds. The seawater evaporates in successive ponds until the seawater is fully concentrated and the salt then crystallizes on the pond floor. It is then scooped up, washed in seawater, dried and packaged. That’s it.
Solar salt plants must be located in areas of low rainfall and high evaporation rates, and Olsson’s have the unique advantage of having as its only ingredient seawater from two of the world’s most pristine oceans: The Great Barrier Reef (Port Alma, QLD) and The Great Australian Bight (Whyalla, SA). Pristine Australian water, sun and wind work harmoniously to create the gorgeous Australian sea salt taste we all love.