are three key places in
the production of salt is still carried out on a
commercial basis today - the eastern
production of salt is carried out in a very traditional
fashion and the protected marshes around
Faro are ideal
locations adjacent to both the Atlantic and fresh waters
of rivers. Sea water flows into small, specially created
pools through channels where it rests until only salt
crystals remain. The salt crystals are scooped up and
laid on large drying trays before being scooped into
salt mountains ready for sale.
process of salt production on the vast salt flats of
central Portugal is similar with salt
workers 'harvesting' the salt in July, August and
September, when the sun is at its' strongest.