site.btaHealthy Green "Saltless" Salt Developed in Burgas

Healthy Green "Saltless" Salt Developed in Burgas
Healthy Green "Saltless" Salt Developed in Burgas
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A healthy substitute for common salt, derived from a lagoon plant, has made its official debut in Burgas.

The innovative product was presented for the first time at a Salt Fair that the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation organized on the shore of Lake Atanasovsko on Saturday.

The green "saltless" salt is derived in an environment-friendly way from glasswort (Salicornia europaea), a superfood plant which has its natural habitat in the lagoons of Lake Atanasovsko, Rumyana Ivanova of the Foundation explained for BTA.

The research and technology took almost a year to develop. Ten kilos of glasswort yield about a kilo of fine green salt after the plant is dried for a week, Ivanova specified.

Glasswort salt has a 50% lower sodium content than common salt, it is an entirely natural product, without conservatives, and it tastes as salty as the more harmful alternative. 

The green salt is a climate-change-resilient food because it does not depend on fertile soil.

Salicornia is commonly used in salads and other foods in Israel and Portugal but is unknown in Bulgaria.

At the Salt Fair, BTA received the Biodiversity Foundation's Annual Award for popularizing nature conservation success stories in Bulgaria in the category "Best media report on Bulgarian nature conservation and climate change." The diploma was handed to BTA's Burgas correspondent Galina Teneva.

The agency was distinguished for organizing a hybrid event on "Climate Change and How Europe Is Coping" in Burgas on May 20, part of the Bulgarian Voices for Europe initiative which BTA implemented with the support of the European Parliament.




By 11:13 on 02.03.2024 Today`s news

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