academia barilla  September 2007
   

Italian Regional Food Specialties: Natural Sea Salt with a Sicilian Gourmet Twist

As announced with our May newsletter, Academia Barilla released for distribution two [...]

As announced with our May newsletter, Academia Barilla released for distribution two new gourmet Italian specialty products, enriching its Italian specialty food offer with a new line of Italian regional food specialty from Sicily.

The latest product to enter the Academia Barilla family (and the Academia Barilla Online Shop) comes from the very heart of the Mediterranean Sea and is, in the tradition of Roman and Greek mythology, the result of the union of the sun, the sea, and the fruits of the Sicilian land: introducing two new flavorful natural Sicilian sea salts hand harvested from the saltpans of Trapani!

Trapani, Sicily - the Saltpans

Academia Barilla’s Natural Sea Salts are hand harvested in Trapani, Sicily, world famous natural reserve saltpans because of the purity of their salt and their ideal protected location away from pollution.

Trapani, Sicily - the Saltpans

Check out the Google Map to discover where the Saline in Trapani are (look for the white areas on the map)!

Academia Barilla’s Natural Sea Salt contains naturally occurring, healthy minerals and, as a result, boasts lower sodium content, natural iodine and magnesium, which are essential to human health.
Unlike many other salts that contain dehydrated ingredients, Academia Barilla’s Natural Sea Salts are hand blended using only fresh ingredients, allowing to add a more intense flavor and freshness to any dish.

Trapani, Sicily - the Saltpans

Trapani, Sicily - the Saltpans

Due to these attributes and the consistent care and attention through the harvesting, only a small amount is needed to refresh any plate. The harvesting is done with extreme care, so that the salt doesn’t become dirty in the process; it is directly packed without any processing and because of this, the product keeps some marine blended moisture.

The use of windmills is still very diffused in Trapani’s saltpans, giving the area a magic and romantic touch, specially at the sunset.

Trapani, Sicily - the Saltpans

Trapani, Sicily - the Saltpans

The two flavors introduced by Academia Barilla for the Natural Sea Salt product line include a delicate sea salt with sweeping notes of Italian Blood Oranges and an intense, full bodied sea salt with Italian Black Olives. Here are the product characteristics for all you Italian food lovers.

Natural Sea Salt from Academia BarillaNatural sea salt with zest of fresh blood orange

Natural sea salt hand harvested in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.
Academia Barilla’s Natural Sea Salt with zest of fresh blood orange is made with only the freshest oranges that are typical of the Sicilian territory.

Characteristics
Aroma: Delicate with a fresh bouquet of oranges.
Taste: Delicate with sweeping notes of blood oranges that exalt delicate foods

Serving suggestions
This natural sea salt is perfect when paired with delicate foods like: white meats, fish, salads, vegetables and other light fare.

Product instructions
Purchase unit: 1 jar of 100ml. Storage: room temperature. Use by: 3 years

Natural Sea Salt from Academia BarillaNatural sea salt with Italian black olives

Natural sea salt hand harvested in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.
Academia Barilla’s Natural Sea Salt with Italian Black Olives is made with only the freshest and most perfumed Italian olives that are hand chopped and typical of the Italian territory.

Characteristics
Aroma: Intense and vigorous perfume of freshly picked black olives.
Taste: A full bodied and rich taste.

Serving suggestions
This natural sea salt is most ideal when coupled with pastas, sauces, red meats, game, fish and other medium-heavy fare.

Product instructions
Purchase unit: 1 jar of 100ml. Storage: room temperature. Use by: 3 years.

Academia Barilla’s Natural Sea Salts are available at the Academia Barilla online store in both variation of Fresh Blood Orange and Italian Black Olives, order them today for your culinary creations!

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