UNIQUE IN THE WORLD
A place protected
by the UNESCO
The saltworks of Formentera were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
They constitute an exceptional site due to its 2.600 years history and to the Posidonia meadows that surround the island.
a plant with exceptional virtues
Posidonia Oceanica is an underwater plant that is mostly found in the Mediterranean Sea.
Although living underwater, it is not an algae but a real plant with roots, stems and leaves. Its presence in the water is beneficial because it produces large quantities of oxygen. In May 2006, a team of international scientists discovered a vast meadow of Posidonia Oceanica between the islands of Formentera and Ibiza, wich is 8 km long and 100,000 years old.
Discovering Posidonia Salt ©
David Calzada Pous reactivated the salt production in Formentera in 2008.
It was while testing the quality of the water that he discovered that in liquid form, Posidonia Salt © had a very harmonious taste comparable to other high quality sea salts.
Laboratory tests have shown that Formentera’s liquid salt contains only 8% sodium. That’s when he launched the commercialisation of this product, to allow people to enjoy the taste of salt while limiting the risks associated with sodium.