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.