Solar Salt vs Salt Pellets…What’s the difference?
Pellets are a food-grade mined salt that is washed and compressed into pellets thus making them a purer, cleaner product.
Solar salt is created through the evaporation of naturally occurring brine, such as sea water. Shallow, outdoor brine ponds are exposed to the sun and wind, leaving behind a layer of natural salt crystals. Even though solar salt is 99.5% pure, it is not as clean as salt pellets.
Salt Pellets are a food-grade salt that is washed and compressed into pillow-shaped pellets thus making them a purer, cleaner product. Salt pellets are typically 99.7% to 99.99% pure. They leave little to no residue in the day tank. Even though pelletized salt is food grade, the pellet press process does not meet food grade standards. As a result, pellets are not recommended in food processing such as canning and meat packing. However, we do carry a full line of food-grade salt.