After a decade travelling the world as a chef, Andrew Shepherd and his young family decided to plant their roots on beautiful Vancouver Island. Shepherd and his friends spent a night on the beach boiling down sea water over a fire. In the morning, sea salt was harvested, he had won the bet (and the beer) and the rest is history.
Natural sea salt retains several valuable natural trace minerals (e.g. calcium, magnesium, potassium) that are removed during the processing of table salts. Not only are trace minerals stripped off table salt, chemical additives are also routinely added to it to prevent clumping. Unrefined sea salt is made up of what is naturally found in the ocean. Because of this, the taste of sea salt reflects the characteristics of the waters from which it is harvested. This means no two sea salts taste the same.