Why Icelandic Sea Salt Is So Expensive | So Expensive

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 Salad Chains Are Everywhere

Sweetgreen, Chopt, and other chains have transformed salad from a side dish to a $12 meal. In the last two decades, salad chains have popped up all over US cities. Salad is now associated with a trendy healthy lifestyle, but these salad are expensive. At an average price of over $10, salad is becoming unaffordable for a lot of people.

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