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Ever since Mahatma Gandhi scooped a handful Salt from the sea near Dandi, the mineral has made a mark in Indian history. As a food ingredient, taste enhancer, and food seasoning, Salt has been around from the earliest civilizations. In the days before refrigeration, salting was an important method of food preservation. Today, Salt is an essential component of our daily lives with multiple known uses, and plays a key role in human and animal nutrition. It is required for blood, sweat, digestive juices and efficient nerve transmission. To fight iodine deficiency, the nutrient has been added to Salt since the early part of the 20th century.
The world consumes more than quarter billion tons of Salt every year, of which 40% is produced by the US and China, according to the Salt Institute. India is the third largest Salt producing Country in the World.
Sea water is an inexhaustible source of salt. The major salt producing centres in the country are Marine Salt Works along the coast of Gujarat (Jamnagar, Mithapur, Jhakhar, Chira, Bhavnagar, Rajula, Dahej, Gandhidham, Kandla, Maliya, Lavanpur), Tamil Nadu (Tuticorin, Vedaranyam, Covelong), Andhra Pradesh (Chinnaganjam, Iskapalli, Krishnapatnam, Kakinada & Naupada), Maharashtra (Bhandup, Bhayandar, Palghar), Orissa (Ganjam, Sumadi) and West Bengal (Contai).
Salt works in Rann of Kutch use sub-soil brine which is found at Kharaghoda, Dhrangadhra and Santalpur. Inland Salt Works in Rajasthan use lake brine and sub-soil brine available in Sambhar Lake, Nawa, Rajas, Kuchhaman, Sujangarh and Phalodi. Rock Salt deposits are found at Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.
Across India, there are about 11799 Salt Manufacturers engaged in production of Common salt. In 2014-15, the total salt production in India was 268.87 lakh tonnes, as per Government estimates. Of this, the branded salt market constitutes around 20% of the iodized, Edible Salt Market in India. A significant portion of salt produced is Industrial Salt, which is used for applications such as organic synthesis, petroleum production and byproducts fractional distillation.
Himalayan Salt, known in the Himalayas as “white gold,” is actually rose-pink in color. It is said to contain at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, and is reported to have a number of health benefits.
Tammy Trade’s e-market place currently lists two varieties of Salt - Kala Namak and Sendha Namak. More varieties are being sourced from reputed Salt Suppliers and added to our online inventory. If you are a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler, log on to the portal and register as Verified Seller, and list the varieties that you have in stock, along with prices. Definitely, you will find trading and transacting on Tammy Trade worth its salt!