Sea Salt production by solar evaporation is the oldest man-devised method of
obtaining salt from the sea water and dates back to several thousand years. Historically
also called bay salt or solar salt, its mineral content gives it a different taste from table
salt, which is pure sodium chloride usually refined from mined rock salt (halite) or from
raw sea salt.
Ancient Sea Salt production was done by trapping sea water in shallow pans or ponds and letting the water evaporate from the ponds over a period of a few weeks depending on weather conditions, leaving salt behind which was then collected manually.
The Rock Salt found in Pakistan is arguably amongst the best that can be found in the world. The purity levels of these rock salts can go up to 99% with minimum impurities. There are four different types of rock salts, in term of crystals, namely; pink solid crystals, white solid crystals, soft lumps and soft crystalline lumps. The soft crystalline lumps are so soft that one can easily break them down with their hands only, hence the name. Pakistan is an excellent country for salt production due to the many salt ranges. The ranges stretch from Kalabagh to Jhelum in the province of Punjab.
Lake salt in Pakistan is available in excellent quality and sufficient quantities. It used to be a problem for manufacturers to extract the salt from the lakes due to the difficult routes to the lakes but now with the advancements and development of the infrastructure in Pakistan, the extraction has become easier.
The lakes are located about 300 km from Karachi and the transportation is done using special desert trucks that work round the clock. Currently, a small quantity of 3,000 tons is extracted on a daily basis making the yearly average production to around 900,000 tons.
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy & Speleotherapy is a modern variation of an old Eastern European treatment. For many years, individuals in Eastern Europe have recognized the benefits of spending time underground in natural salt caves.
While the beneficial health effects to basking in this salty environment have been known for centuries, Polish physician Dr Boczkowski first recorded them in 1843 after observing robust health of salt miners in the Wieliczka salt mine in Krakow.
Hub Salt offers this unique Salt Cave experience at their head office, with the facility open to all visitors during business hours. Salt therapy is the recreation of these environmental factors above ground, reducing the significant travel, costs and inconveniences associated with spending time in natural caves deep below ground.
Our QA/QC teams have worked endlessly over the years to conform our systems to meet or exceed QC parameters set by different certifications and we have successfully achieved many certifications over the past 2 decades that include, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, BRC, GMP, GMP+, Kosher, Halal, etc.