History of Salt

The oldest written material about salt is in China in B.C. 800. It includes information about salt tax.

Egypt Civilisation is the first to preserve fish and meat in salt. They also use salt for mummification.

In 1350's a traveller called İbn Battuta's notes tell us about the 'Salt City Taghaza' in Africa. The only construction material in the city was salt so all the buildings were made of salt. Moreover Taghaza people carried 100kg. tablets of salt from Taghaza to Timbuktu, another city which was 750 km. away from Taghaza.

The word 'salary' comes from a Latin word 'salarium' and its meaning is associated with paying by salt as Rome army sometimes got paid by salt

During Renaiissance period it was a symbol of prosperity to put a bowl of salt on the table.

In Epic of Manas it is written that salt is a symbol of health and prosperity.

Incas were known as great salt producers.

Native North Americans used salt in their religious ceremonies and salt had a prominent place in their culture.

It is historically known from the cuneiform scripts that Hittites had been trading salt in Çankırı region. Now, the salt that has been mined from those caves are so easy to reach by SAFİR Salt Quality.