Pacific Natural sea salt is harvested from the clear waters of the great southern oceans. Currents sweep up the East Coast of New Zealand and into our Solar Salt field located right at the top of the south island. These waters are evaporated using the natural process of sun and wind. At the end of each summer, our Pacific Natural Sea Salt is carefully gathered so as to maintain the balance of minerals naturally present in salt harvested from the sea. Pacific Natural Sea Salt contains higher levels of Calcium, Magnesium and other minerals than normal table salt, as these minerals are naturally present in seawater. Some people believe this balance of minerals has beneficial effects on the body. Natural Sea Salt is certified by Bio-Gro NZ (an IFOAM accredited certifier) as an input in organic food processing.