DATES: 12th August 2012
PLACE: Salinas de Oro
TYPE OF EVENT
Culinary - tourist - cultural
Tourist Board of Tierras de Iranzuko Lurrak
To publicise the salt obtained from the Sal de Oro (Golden Salt) spring, as an gourmet eco-product, by demonstrating its different culinary uses and to lay the foundations for a future tourist development project for the salt deposits and surrounding area.
Culinary days at Salinas de Oro "The richness of spring water salt".
This event is directed at finding out about the historical importance of these salt deposits for the district of Estella, dating back to Roman times, and their cultural and historical heritage
Visitors can enjoy extremely interesting talks giving detailed information on the considerable importance of the salt springs and of salt for local development. Information will also be given on large-scale tourist initiatives conducted in the American continent.
There is to be a culinary workshop given by a leading chef, with a demonstration and tasting of ecological products made using Sal de Oro salt.
As something really new, this year the first harvest of the Sel de Fleur is to be presented. This is to be launched onto the market as a gourmet and eco-product. The exceptional taste of this salt and its benefits to health will all be explained.
All visitors will have the opportunity to harvest salt from the spring and take it away with them.
An event that will serve as an introduction to the unknown world of spring salt.
11:00 Introducing the new spring crop of salt. Iosu Gironés
11:15 Workshop Gourmet. The application of salt in food. Wineries Lezaun
Demonstration and tasting salmon and duck breast.
12:00 Blind Tasting of different salts in the world. Prize for the best taster
12:30 Guided visit to the salt mines of natural spring.
13:00 Enjoy picking your own ancient craft of salt spring harvest.
13:00. Tasting organic beef, accompanied by organic wine
Exhibitions of cattle
Cottages stands and crafts
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1. Description of the Salinas de Oro salt springs
The Salinas de Oro salt springs are classed as inland salt works coming from a natural spring, which are defined as "those salt works and associated halophilous ecosystems that are fed from a thalassohaline brine spring, which evaporates thanks to the action of the sun and wind.
2. Specific characteristics of the salt springs,
The uniqueness of these salt springs, and other such springs in the Iberian peninsula inland lies in the fact that, within the European continent, this phenomenon is exclusive to the Iberian peninsula.
The main feature of these salt deposits is the fact that these are one of the few deposits characterised by the production of salt from spring water.
Spring salt and, particularly, Sal de Oro salt, is a natural salt that is unique for its composition and method of extraction.
The use of natural techniques, accompanied by artisan-style harvesting helps ensure that the minerals remain intact in the salt and that it conserves its natural whiteness, in addition to a high mineral content that is extremely beneficial to the body. In the process, water from salt deposits is used, which accumulates in small tanks and it is then distributed to small pools. The sun and wind cause the water to evaporate, depositing the salt at the bottom of the pool.
An artisanal method is used to harvest the salt, in order to obtain a much appreciated product that is completely natural.
Of particular note is its exceptional taste, that is smooth on the palate
The Sal de Oro salt enriches and highlights the taste all types of dishes, particularly salads, meat and fish.
It is recommended for goitre problems, due to its high natural iodine content and for anaemia, as it also has a high iron content.
Natural iodine, to prevent endemic goitre, breast pain and to favour foetal brain development.
- Iron, essential for the correct functioning of the body
- Natural magnesium
These salt deposits are also unique due to their antiquity and history, dating back to Roman times and then considered to be a highly appreciated asset. They are even related to the Roman road which crosses the valley of Guesalaz.