“People donâ€™t understand why we make such a fuss about our salt. Until theyâ€™ve tasted itâ€¦” says Joan Schrauwen.
Seventeen years ago, when her husband Yntze started a pilot mini-works model to test brine !ow and salt-production theory just outside Velddrif, it was the unique taste of Khoisan hand-harvested sea salt that made the couple realise just how special their salt really is…
Peter Dall,Â Qualified & well knownÂ Horticulturist, of Villiersdorp, endorses Khoisan’s Gardeners Gold Dust:
“Gypsum has many benefits in agriculture, but the responses I have seen, especially in home gardens where the product has been applied to all kinds of plants, including perennials and pot- bound plants, have been fantastic.
Plants have literally sprung to life.Â I have managed to get rid of the brack symptoms, the chlorosis systems and have stimulated growth in a way which one cannot believe possible from something as simple as this Calcium Sulphate mixture.
The practice of adding Seaweed to the Gypsum has further enhanced the properties of gypsum, i.e. it has provided the necessary auxins (hormone messengers), and a wide range of other long-lasting nutrients to the plants, and because of the gypsum these nutrients become immediately available to the plants.
I can fully endorse the use of this 100% organic product in many situations in the home garden, especially for improving soil structure, getting rid of harmful saline salts,Â and improving the calcium and sulphur content of the soils with all the benefits this brings to plants.Â The addition of Seaweed can only further enhance the benefits of the Gypsum.”
Tracy Foulkes, well known S.A. Food personality, Founder and Director of NoMU, recommends Khoisan sea salt:
“I decided on Khoisan salts for several reasons. First and foremost, the fact that these salts are hand harvested from our very own shores gives me the added reassurance of knowing I am supporting a fantastic local company that is every bit as ‘Proudly South African’ as we are.
Secondly, I love the flavour of the salts, due to them being packed with trace elements and minerals, this gives the salt its distinctive and interesting taste which I love and use in all my cooking at home too. Finally, because the salts are unrefined and unprocessed this makes them a great natural product and free of anything artificial or added which for me is also an obvious plus and a unconditional requirement for NoMU!”
Khoisan takes great pride in being recognised for its commitment to supplying an environmentally friendly, natural solar hand harvested sea salt, with a low carbon footprint and has proudly received the following prestigious awards:
Best New Product
In 2006: Khoisanâ€™sÂ Fleur de Sel Flakes was the runner up in the Best New Product Category in the “Eat InÂ RMB Competition”.
Female Farmer of the Year
In 2005:Â Britt Geach, Director of Khoisan, was a finalist in the Female Farmer of the Year Competition held by the Department of Agriculture, Western Cape.
Top Five Salts in the World
In 2004:Â Khoisanâ€™s Plain Salt, as well as our Fleur de Sel, were rated among the Top Five Salts in the world in an international tasting held by Germaine Lehodey from Lynton Hall in Kwa-Zulu Natal.Â These results were published in the Natural Medicine magazine of June 2004.
Although I work with more than 25 salts from all over the world, I am always keen to use Khoisanâ€™s natural, unrefined sea salt as it is one of my favourites.Â Â It is a passion of mine to educate both the public and the food lover, to the qualities of a good salt. Khoisan salt is a great salt, of very good quality, and of a world standard. More importantly, and what I am really excited about, is that such a high quality salt is available and produced locally in South Africa.
I am currently doing salt, food and wine pairing demonstrations, aÂ five course dinner, once a month at Overture restaurant on Hidden Valley Wine Estate, where Khoisanâ€™s sea salt features at each dinner.
I am always proud to work with Khoisan and use their salt, give it a bash; you will most certainly not be disappointed!