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The salt pans in FuencalienteDeze pagina in Nederlands
The Saltpans on the southernmost point of La Palma are a small commercial operation extracting salt from the sea water. The salt is packaged and sent to supermarkets and shops on the island.
There is nothing added to the salt in the whole process so the taste is very strong.
The water is pumped up from the sea into large shallow basins where the water evaporates, when the salt reaches a certain density it is transfered to lower lying basins to further evaporate and lastly into the square basins where the salt crystals form. These crystals are then harvested, dried, packaged and sold.
Place: Fuencaliente
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The saltpans in the extreme south
of the island, built in 1967.
 
Place: Fuencaliente
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services About 500.000 kilo of sea salt is obtained every year by evaporation of the sea water i a series of pools.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Piles of the Fuencaliente sea salt.
The island of La Gomera can be seen in the background.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services 'Flor del Mar' the first crystals of salt which are formed in the natural drying process are harvested seperately and sold as a delicacy. The flavour is lighter and more subtle than the crystals which form later.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Salt crystals.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Salt crystals
 
Place: Fuencaliete salt pans
Date: 2008-09
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services More than a pinch of salt ... being taken to the packaging shed.
 
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Place: Fuencaliete salt pans
Date: 2008-09
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Salt being loaded up onto a lorry to be moved to the indoor storage area.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The Fuencaliente salt mountain ;-)
 
Place: Fuencaliete salt pans
Date: 2008-09
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Filling the hopper with salt.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Machine for filling the packages of salt rady for the shops.
 
Place: Fuencaliete salt pans
Date: 2008-09
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Salt being packed into bags.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Fuencaliente salt packaged and ready for the shops and supermarkets on the island.
 
 
Saltpans of Fuencaliente La Palma, Canary Islands
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