In the Jeolla Province of South Korea lies the county of Sinan-gun, consisting of 111 inhabited islands and 719 uninhabited islands. Sinan-gun (along withYeonggwang-gun) is also where some of the best and largest mudflats in the world are located and among the oldest areas of ‘solar’ salt production in Korea. Recognised as ecological treasures by the Korean Government, all salt harvesting is done in an eco-friendly way, allowing conservation of the natural resources.
decreases. The sea water then evaporates in the sun for days, which is why it is referred to as a solar sea salt, rich in minerals and with no bitter aftertaste. Korean solar salt has a lower salinity of 80% compared to the regular 90% level in sea salt from other parts of the world.
Grey salt or Topan salt is the highestgrade of Sinan’s solar sea salt, costing at least 20 times more than normal sea salt. It is extremely difficult to harvest as it is farmed on the tide lands, which is why it is referred to as theTop 1% of the world’s salt. Highly nutritious after having absorbed large amounts of minerals from the mudflats. thecoarse salt goes through a laborious production process that takes five times longer than that of the average solar salt. Only a small quantity can be manufactured at a time due to the time it takes for the salt water to evaporate naturally and the given size of the mudflat. The salt grains are larger and more grey in hue due to this process. By removing seawater over three years, it is not bitter and less salty.
First Salt After The Rain uses two distinctive types of salts -Grey salt and Solpy Salt (the base Cheonilyeom solar sea salt).