Top chefs choose salt of the earth

Chris Manson and Alice Laing produce salt drawn from the pristine nutrient rich waters of the East Coast.

LITTLE Swanport’s Tasman Sea Salt company is a salt of the earth story that has seen the humble staple sprinkled on some of the finest chefs’ plates, as well as seasoned home cooked meals.

Established in 2013 just seven kilometres from a colonial era salt works, Chris Manson and Alice Laing produce salt drawn from the pristine nutrient rich waters of the East Coast of Tasmania.

And the result is delicious sea salt flakes, full of trace minerals and for the health conscious it has lower levels of sodium than any other salts.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Community Development Jane Howlett recently visited the operation and congratulated the owners for being recognised with the Emerging Exporter prize at the recent 2019 Export Awards.

The Tasmanian Export Awards are the state’s highest recognition of excellence for companies exporting goods and services.

“Alice and Chris are the perfect example of passion and innovation,’’ Ms Howlett said.

“Tasman Sea Salt has created an exceptional efficient and environmental friendly production process that utilises age old salt making traditions alongside innovative new clean energy technologies to produce delicious sea salt flakes.

“Tasman Sea Salt is continuing to grow with recognition.’’

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