These sea crystals can only be produced for a few months of the year, as they are dried under the Greek sunshine when it is at its peak. For this reason, the availability of Sun-Dried AKTAIA Sea Crystals is limited. The salt is clean and snow-white, with a sheen to the crushed grains. It has a mineral-driven palate, balanced with an authentic sea saltiness, and a touch of seaweed. AKTAIA Sea Crystals is a unique product of naturally condensed and crystalized sea water, to be used as daily sea salt. The idea behind its patented production method was to make excellent use of Greek natural resources and promote a healthy-living lifestyle by starting with one of the most important ingredients in daily nutrition: salt. Recognizing that the common practice of producing sea salt has drawbacks which can affect the purity of the raw material, Aegean Naturals designed a brand-new production method from scratch. The result is a superior sea salt that requires absolutely no further processing. It is the only natural salt that requires neither washing nor chemical processing, meaning it is both low in sodium and retains all of the minerals and micronutrients found in seawater.