How does Baja Gold differ from common salt and other popular salts?
Many table and gourmet salts are washed, heated, milled and highly refined to create pure white crystals containing 97-99% pure sodium chloride. During processing, flowing agents containing aluminum oxide are added to avoid caking.
Baja Gold is the end product of solar dehydrated seawater. It is unrefined, unprocessed sea salt in its purest state containing only 72-78% sodium chloride. The remaining 22-28% contains more than 85 minerals and trace elements in the sea’s perfect proportions. Sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium are balanced with the trace elements copper, chromium, zinc, manganese, selenium, cobalt, molybdenum and other elements.
How is sea salt produced?
Salt producers use three basic technologies to create salt. Ancient dried and buried oceans from past geologic ages left many areas under land and sea with concentrated sedimentary layers of salt that can exceed 50 feet in thickness.
Two technologies exploit these underground deposits. The first is conventional shaft mining where underground mining is used to remove solid rock salt. The second is solution mining where water is pumped underground to dissolve the solid salt. The salty brine is pumped out and the water is removed to crystallize the salt.
A third method, which is used to create Baja Gold, extracts salt from oceans and saline lakes. Similar to a farmer growing crops, this method is like growing salt crystals.
Respectively, the products of these technologies are known as rock salt, evaporated salt (or vacuum pan salt) and solar (or sea) salt.
Is Baja Gold pollution-free?
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Has the seawater used to create Baja Gold been exposed to pollution from the Deep Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico during 2010?
No, Baja Gold remains pollution-free. It is not made from the Gulf of Mexico seawater.
The Sea of Cortez, where Baja Gold originates, does not contain any oil rigs. There are currently no plans for oil or natural gas exploration in the area.
Is Baja Gold (or any SeaAgri product or production facility) affected by Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster?
- We collect our seawater from the Sea of Cortez in the Gulf of California, not the Pacific Ocean where Fukushima dumps its radioactive seawater.
- Our production facility is located on the east coast of the Baja peninsula 800 miles north of where the Sea of Cortez flows into and merges with the Pacific Ocean.
- The tsunami that was created by the earthquake (the initial cause of the nuclear disaster) reached the west coast of the United States, but did not bring sea water to our inland production facility.
- The San Pedro Mártir Mountains rise more than 10,000 feet (3,095 meters) above sea level on the west coast of the 150 mile wide Baja Peninsula creating a natural barrier to wind and rain carrying air-borne radiation east from the Pacific Ocean.
Although Baja Gold has not found a lab capable of testing for radiation levels, several customers reported that their personal equipment indicated no radiation present in our products.
What are the differences between sea salts offered in the market place?
For example, one popular mineral salt is mined from ancient sea deposits beneath the Earth’s surface in Utah. This particular salt evolved millions of years ago from trapped water after seas covering the area receded from the land. Although the producer terms it “sea salt”, it is actually “earth salt” and contains significantly fewer minerals and trace elements than those found in Baja Gold. Those elements are not perfectly balanced due to leaching and geologic pressure. Earth salts are a pure white, red or pink color. Earth salt is typically very high in sodium chloride (96-99%). Red or pink salt exhibit their colors because of an excess of iron or other metals. Earth salt is not as well-balanced or proportioned as Baja Gold Sea Salt.
Baja Gold Sea Salt is always produced from pollution free Sea of Cortez sea-water and is 100% solar dried. It is typically a beige or off-white color depending upon natural conditions during the drying period. Perfect Baja Gold Sea Salt always contains 72-78% sodium chloride (NaCl). The remaining 22-28% are vital minerals and trace elements. Baja Gold is the healthiest sea salt on the market.