technology that extracts from the earths richness the
markets finest salt"
industrial plant for the production of fine salt is located
at "Las Salinas", in the Burruyacú County,
15km. away from Tucumán´s capital city. Its raw
material is extracted as salt-saturated brine from underground
natural sources and brought to the surface with 100 meter
- depth pumps.
purification, it is filtered eliminating all impurities, so
as to continue with
the separation of the sodium chloride contained in the brine.
solutions are evaporated until the salt is crystallized. Then
it is centrifuged to separate the salt from the brine. Crystals
are dried. The salt obtained is weighed and the substances
required by the Human Nutritional Code are added.
this industrial plant pours in a small saltshaker one of the
greatest richness contained within the earths core.
SAN MARTÍN PLANT
industry that treasures all the flavor of nature in each grain
second industrial plant is located at General San Martín,
province of La Pampa. Thats where the salt pit Colorada
Grande is located, a place where sodium chloride at 98% purity
is found. Its reserves are approximately 500,000,000 tons
and harvests range between 250,000 and 700,000 tons per year.
manufacturing process begins with raking and extraction of
salt deposited on the salt pits floor. It is accumulated in
huge piles and undergoes a seasoning and preliminary purification
process for more than a year. Its final purification process
is accomplished in several stages in a plant that is especially
built for such purpose.
purified, it undergoes a drying process that evaporates the
remaining humidity. Then, iodate is added according to the
Nutritional Code requirements. Dried salt is then introduced
into mills, transforming crystals into their several types:
coarse, medium size and fine, after which they are screened
and sent to different silos. Finally, automated packaging
is how San Martin Plant turns this gift of nature into a product
with maximum purity and renown quality.