Why Icelandic Sea Salt Is So Expensive | So Expensive

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Hand-harvested Icelandic sea salt could cost you more than 30 times the price of table salt. Housed in one of the most remote and coldest locations in the country, Saltverk salt factory produces 10 metric tons of salt each year. But there’s one other thing that’s unique about the way it’s processed: Everything is powered entirely by geothermal energy. Unlike processed rock salt, the sea minerals remain in the crystals - but these are only a tiny percentage of the final product. The final result is very minimally processed, flaky sea salt from clear Icelandic waters.
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Why Icelandic Sea Salt Is So Expensive | So Expensive

  • So green means more green see how that works

    TooNice MediaTooNice MediaPrieš 17 minučių
  • I bet no one gets a stuffy nose there

    XiphoidXiphoidPrieš 25 minučių
  • I bet it tastes like salt and still bad for your health.

    Sem IdeiaSem IdeiaPrieš val
  • "Family was seen as a distraction from work" And they aren't wrong.

    AlessandroAlessandroPrieš 2 val
  • Protip: Run your bare hands through it to make it worse

    Abe ReaganAbe ReaganPrieš 7 val
  • I'm sure this made some meth heads jones for a fix lol

    William MartinWilliam MartinPrieš 8 val
  • 👇 Íslensk fólk

    Kristófer Logi EmilssonKristófer Logi EmilssonPrieš 10 val
  • It’s cool that they are using thermal energy and all, but I’m not paying 30 times the price for the difficulties your having cause of humidity I think is just a good way to waste money 🙃

    FranT ChemPhysFranT ChemPhysPrieš 10 val
  • Just some bullshit to please some pseudo environmentalists. Guess what, we make salt in Brazil using only sun light and sea water.

    fabio springerfabio springerPrieš 13 val
  • This salt is on my spice shelf. It,s not tongue biting and I LOVE IT

    Ron DumontierRon DumontierPrieš 14 val
  • Zero percent carbon footprint, in making it, but what about traveling it to the stores?

    Jhemar AnongJhemar AnongPrieš 15 val
  • Because of the name

    ImCooLImCooLPrieš 16 val
  • All sea salt has plastic particles in it, ditch sea salt and get a good rock salt

    LoseItLarryLoseItLarryPrieš 16 val
  • i could get this salt by taking some seawater and boiling it :/ since i live in iceland idk why its expensive (couldnt i?)

    LucuryLucuryPrieš 19 val
  • All sea salt no matter what has micro plastic in it..Look it up for yourself. You're welcome.

    Demandred1957Demandred1957Prieš 20 val
  • Zero carbon footprint being placed in a plastic bag

    John CJohn CPrieš dieną
  • Icelandic ponies and salt two wonderful resources

    Katherine RichardsKatherine RichardsPrieš dieną
  • Man I love how icelandic sea salt tastes like, it just has more flavour in it and u can feel the salt, it's amazing in bread. (That is if you are baking the bread)

    zyolidzyolidPrieš dieną
  • Without power as an overhead cost in production is the salt cheaper or are their profits higher?

    Skeptic FuckerSkeptic FuckerPrieš dieną
  • I prefer "salt" from Colombia😝

    EKV DiskografijaEKV DiskografijaPrieš dieną
  • 1:16 remember guys it's really expensive so better don't drop it on the floor, with a totally avoidable swing :D

    ImplantedMemoriesImplantedMemoriesPrieš dieną
    • how the hell do you edit a comment and still make grammatical errors

      サエチャオLukasサエチャオLukasPrieš 7 val
  • In a nice plastic bag.

    Magister LudiMagister LudiPrieš dieną
  • When was the last time anybody paid any attention to whatever is harvested in Iceland?

    zoperxplexzoperxplexPrieš dieną
  • I see this as Cold Salt only

    Luis LLuis LPrieš dieną
  • Rich people be like: Yes I would like some imported Egyptian water with a side of Icelandic sea salt please

    KamzithKamzithPrieš dieną
  • I just but salt from the local puddle

    Polly MuytPolly MuytPrieš dieną
  • Green

    Jakub DSJakub DSPrieš dieną
  • Technically helping global warming?

  • Thanks for this story. Packed in Plastic bags all advantages get lost and send all over the world makes even worse.

    Udal WiederholdUdal WiederholdPrieš dieną
  • Worst kind of salt to eat, tons of pollution in the sea..thats why ancient dried up sea beds are much better sources.

    AmpEditionAmpEditionPrieš dieną
  • Is this harmful to the ocean?

    Jerri lynn GreeneJerri lynn GreenePrieš dieną
  • Why isn't this guy white?

    guitardaddy6guitardaddy6Prieš dieną
  • I don't want to sound mean, but this is done almost every where that the ocean touches. This is nothing new or unique...

    Dakota WoodwardDakota WoodwardPrieš dieną
    • Of courwe you are right. It’s a novelty item for hipsters.

      Rasmus HaglundRasmus HaglundPrieš 16 val
  • "Its simple but it takes a lot of work"

    Marc JacobsMarc JacobsPrieš dieną
  • Now all you have to do is bottle that hand harvested evaporated water to sell for thirty times the cost of a regular bottle of water!

    darkwolfedarkwolfePrieš dieną
  • Imagine you go into the lunch room and just hear crunching

    Why am I here JimmWhy am I here JimmPrieš dieną
  • imagine having a cut at work

    Arny TArny TPrieš dieną
  • Icelandic sea salt produced with zero carbon emissions *and shipped directly to you from across the seas*

    Tinb ATinb APrieš dieną
  • Soo pay top dollar for something that takes very little money to make.. im in the wrong business

    Derek GrahamDerek GrahamPrieš dieną
  • Mined Tablesalt is disgusting

    Ultra_axe781Ultra_axe781Prieš dieną
  • Why is every useless thing so expensive?

    PP GAMERPP GAMERPrieš dieną
  • tl;dw its expensive because their overhead is higher. Thats it.

    Elder SignElder SignPrieš dieną
  • That was summer time

    mayibongwe tshumamayibongwe tshumaPrieš dieną
  • Ég er norsk en ég kann að tala íslensku svo ef þú skilur þetta, hæ !!

    OilyEmuOnly 17OilyEmuOnly 17Prieš dieną
  • every salt taste the same so these guys earn on the idiotism of other people

    American5585American5585Prieš dieną
  • But why we need salt from Iceland 🙄

    Ashwini GandhiAshwini GandhiPrieš dieną
  • I'm some what dubious about this hipster idea of quality because it's "by hand" I mean we been doing that since we climbed down from trees. The whole notion of tradition technique is superior to technology just seems off.

    Patrick CPatrick CPrieš dieną
  • Salt is salt

    planet sideplanet sidePrieš dieną
  • The Colombian cartel is jealous

    EDDY 24EDDY 24Prieš dieną
  • Expensive salt is just salty salt is what im getting from this

    Prismatic SirPrismatic SirPrieš dieną
  • This is why it’s called Iceland

    Dontai's Plug biggest fanDontai's Plug biggest fanPrieš 2 dienas
  • "cleanest salt"... And rust..

    niel546niel546Prieš 2 dienas
  • Why Icelandic anything is so expensive.

    ,`,`Prieš 2 dienas
  • One pack of sea salt here cost $1-2😶 Edit: l medium bag I mean

    Runi HaruneRuni HarunePrieš 2 dienas
  • I can get why it is expensive, but anyone can explain the real different? I mean from the ingredients perspective?

    PP HPP HPrieš 2 dienas
  • Saw the thumbnail and instantly taught of walter white😭

    IsaiaheltrapoIsaiaheltrapoPrieš 2 dienas
  • How does it taste?

    Kyle VinKyle VinPrieš 2 dienas
  • But it’s just salt

    Game Time 572Game Time 572Prieš 2 dienas
  • Some salty people in these comments !

    Crom PazuzuCrom PazuzuPrieš 2 dienas
  • Maybe you’ve heard of “Pink Himalayan salt”

    Jack BurtonJack BurtonPrieš 2 dienas
  • Sea salt can be made at pretty much any coastline

    Jonathan WilliamsJonathan WilliamsPrieš 2 dienas
  • "This sea salt can cost 30 times as more expensive than table salt" *looks at the price of table salt in my local Walmart* so $30

    Alex PenaAlex PenaPrieš 2 dienas
    • Good math 👍🏼

      Ej erlEj erlPrieš dieną
  • Y’all should look at milk oolong tea

    couchmermaidcouchmermaidPrieš 2 dienas
  • Why it's do expensive again?

    Just CauseJust CausePrieš 2 dienas
  • Recommendations are on it today

    Nick ENick EPrieš 2 dienas
  • I don't even know what is an icelandic sea salt, i just came here because the title sounds interesting.

    KnowledgeAbleKnowledgeAblePrieš 2 dienas
  • Green compared to what, all the other salt mines that use solar?

    Ben WeigtBen WeigtPrieš 2 dienas
  • Oceans are super Contaminated. What a Joke!

    Rey MiamiRey MiamiPrieš 2 dienas
  • Nie u habe to ask yourself of

    Lord Rüdiger Herr Der SchelmeLord Rüdiger Herr Der SchelmePrieš 2 dienas
  • Single virgin job.

    DnxtDnxtPrieš 3 dienas
  • Imagine working here and getting a cut on your finger......ow....

    Fermat 111Fermat 111Prieš 3 dienas
  • Well I don't know. I just got recommended this video after watching the "The Japanese Technique for Harvesting Sea Salt by Hand" video. It looks 100x more "by hand" in Japan. All I see in this video are machines in every stage of the process.

    szargosszargosPrieš 3 dienas
  • Love the accent

    Tomas ATomas APrieš 3 dienas
  • Sta je ovo srpska fabrika ??

    Radoslav PetricRadoslav PetricPrieš 3 dienas
  • Doesn't look like salt though! 😁

    Gunjan SinghGunjan SinghPrieš 3 dienas
  • At the end of the day it's still just salt.

    Timothy AldridgeTimothy AldridgePrieš 3 dienas
  • NBGAF that they are green

    Jon DavidJon DavidPrieš 3 dienas
  • So crack salt.

    Castle CoatlCastle CoatlPrieš 3 dienas
  • Lick it

    OnePercentMilkOnePercentMilkPrieš 3 dienas
  • Dude come to India all our salt is made in natural energy from the sun

    Shiv KalbagShiv KalbagPrieš 3 dienas
  • For the comments saying "salt is salt," yes but also not really. I work at a local spice shop and we have a vast variety of salts. The difference between them all are the impurities in them which give them different tastes/color, but most importantly they have different crystal shapes, lending a different texture in your mouth. While table salt has round, even granules, something like a Cyprus salt, used as a finish, has a pyramid shape and will have a thin, crunchy texture. Moisture content plays a role as well.

    Rebekah SmithRebekah SmithPrieš 3 dienas
  • I’m not paying top dollar for stupid salt

    vasily diervasily dierPrieš 3 dienas
  • Sure, produced with zero carbon... but then you have to transport it. A luxury item, afforded by the rich.

    Queen BeeQueen BeePrieš 3 dienas
    • Says that while enjoying the privileges of an ipad and drinking a mug of hot chocolate with lots of sugar 😉

      river nile bank nya omriver nile bank nya omPrieš dieną
  • After watching how the Japanese makes sea salt, this is shit....

    Foox WaywardFoox WaywardPrieš 4 dienas
  • isn't this just stratos

    KibbleruKibbleruPrieš 4 dienas
  • Because its salt

    trashcleanertrashcleanerPrieš 4 dienas
  • 3:57 Scene: "White man" just touch the salt with barehand People on LTworlds: Scene: "Asian" men just touch salt with barehand People on LTworlds: Eww, gross / He should wear gloves / Unaccaptable, etc..etc..etc.. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️🤷

    Faramir TookFaramir TookPrieš 4 dienas
  • I’ll give someone 5 dollars to drink a whole glass of that water.

    Vince RamirezVince RamirezPrieš 4 dienas
    • mate i’m gonna turn 73 in 4 seconds if i drink it

      gay furrygay furryPrieš 3 dienas
  • So they make it harder for themselves on purpose and don't have to pay for the energy they use? Now if that's not a reason to pay over 100€ per Kilo I don't know what is 😅

    StefanStefanPrieš 4 dienas
  • They dont know Walmart sells 26oz salt for $0.50

    Hong Son ChuHong Son ChuPrieš 4 dienas
  • I bet it tastes like salt

    xhamadeexxhamadeexPrieš 4 dienas
  • At the end of the day it's just salt

    Step BroStep BroPrieš 4 dienas
  • "This salt is all harvested by hand" Then footage of machinery and how it powered by geothermal energy, also using pump to get the sea water.

    don ifandon ifanPrieš 4 dienas
    • @Mysterious Opinionated Person ahh i see

      A. M.A. M.Prieš dieną
    • Key word Harvest*

      MaysaMaysaPrieš dieną
    • @A. M. I think 0:10 is what they’re referencing

      Mysterious Opinionated PersonMysterious Opinionated PersonPrieš 3 dienas
    • 0:36

      A. M.A. M.Prieš 3 dienas
    • It said almost all by hand

      A. M.A. M.Prieš 3 dienas
  • Salt is salt

    DeKempsterDeKempsterPrieš 4 dienas
  • Next video... *WHY DRUG IS SO EXPENSIVE* 😂😂😂😂

    The Random Guys {LarY}The Random Guys {LarY}Prieš 4 dienas
  • An electric water pump would be such handy instead of manually sccoping water from the ocean.

    Deme RockDeme RockPrieš 4 dienas
  • Lmfao its exxp cause marketing. Bouchie restaurants want to sell $300 steaks to their customers so they get some this exxp salt along with other overpriced ingredients to justify value. The customers are effectively doped into thinking this salt is special and demand increases

    Fly HardFly HardPrieš 4 dienas
  • I never ate tastier salt than that produced in Romania at Targu Ocna Salt Mine.

    Silviu CozmaSilviu CozmaPrieš 5 dienų
  • So it's transported on Greta's sailboat?

    chownerchownerPrieš 5 dienų
  • Can you snort it?

    sell god Xidsell god XidPrieš 5 dienų