La Baleine is a gourmet cooking salt preferred by many chefs. Price is okay: $3.95 for 26 oz. It is harvested from the Mediterranean sea.
Alas, it also has an anti-caking agent. Thus it is not organic. It may be safe to eat, quite frankly I just don’t know. If I couldn’t find any other salt, I would probably buy the Baleine salt for my salt shaker. But, it is not organic.
French Gourmet Salt
Safeway Rock Salt.
Here is an interesting idea. Safeway sells rock salt in a box. Four pounds for $1.09. The label doesn’t say where the salt comes from. But rock salt is usually unprocessed, and comes from underground salt mines.
This salt has no anti-caking agents. Therefore, if it is unprocessed, it is organic. Rock salt is lumpy. A friend of mine buys this salt and then pulverizes it in her food processor.
The risk here is that the salt may be processed (therefore most minerals and trace elements have been removed). There is no way to tell from the box labeling where the salt came from.
The Really Cheap Organic Salt
I promised you five cents a pound organic sea salt, and I will deliver on my promise. This is my favorite part of the booklet. If you are as much as a bargain shopper as I am, you will find this part of the booklet your favorite part also.
Lets get to the really good deals. The website that promoted this booklet told you that you could buy organic sea salt for 5 cents a pound. And you can! I will tell you how.