Samphire Salt (natural salt)

Samphire Salt (natural salt)

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Salt, as we often consume it, comes in a refined and isolated form. Dried Samphire is a sea climate plant that is high in natural salt. But as it is not refined, it comes also with 17 grams of protein, 17 grams of fibre and all (micro)nutrients that belong to the natural origin of our food.

The ratio to replace salt with dried samphire:
Replace 1 unit of salt for 2 units of dried Samphire.

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At a glance:

  • Grown on saline soils
  • Not refined
  • Grown in Zeeland, The Netherlands
  • Size: 20 grams
  • Shipped in a tiny clip-top jar

Detailed information:

  • Packaging: Small clip-top jar
  • Produced in: Wolphaartsdijk, The Netherlands
  • Produced by: Hubrecht Janse
  • Field objective: Saline field production
  • Certificates of grower: Global GAP 
  • Processed by: Emiel Zeeuws Zilt / on-farm
  • Transport mode to warehouse: Transporter van
  • Bulk storage: -
  • How to recycle: In transparent glass recycling container


Store dark and dry.

Use as seasoning, spice, salt-replacer or as a nutritional supplement. 


Samphire salt is salt in a natural surrounding of fibres proteins and other (micro-)nutrients. 

Nutritional Value Per 100 grams
Energy 519kJ (124 kcal)
Fat 1.30 g
Carbohydrates 2.37 g
Of which sugars 0.43 g
Fibre 17.5 g
Protein 17.1 g
Salt 42.9 g
Natrium 16.9



For the cultivation of this salt no mining and refining is needed. The practise simply comes down to cultivating a little samphire plant, harvesting it and drying it. This way saline soils (soils with high salt content) can be used to grow crops whereas for many other crops it would be difficult to grow in those saline conditions. Irigation can even be applied with saline water, meaning that fresh water reserves do not have to be wasted.



About 80km away from Ekoto's warehouse, the samphire grows on low laying fields, just next to the saline lake, called Veerse meer. The plantbased sea products are cultivated at the family farm of family Janse, who turned a threat of rising levels of saline water in the region to an opportunity. They opened up a lanscape camp-site and started the production of saline crops. Planning a holiday to the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands and want to see the production of your daily cooking salt? Give a visit to their campsite.