Nin Salt Works... story of the salt...

At the Nin Salt Works the salt is not produced by the machines. It is not produced by the man either. The salt is produced by the sun, sea and wind. The salt from Nin is ecological, therapeutic and biodynamic because in its production, besides people, participates diverse wildlife, plenty of beaches and healing mud.

Nin Salt Works... story of the salt...

Products of the Nin Salt Works are handmade, created with love, they are diverse and dynamic, they have firm character, they are delicious, specific, relaxing, and healing.

Flower of Salt Nin – the flower of health

At the Nin Salt Works salt has been produced with love, traditionally, and in coexistence with nature for 1,500 years. For generations the Nin salt fields have been giving the best of the sun, the Adriatic Sea and the wind from Velebit. Nin salt is ecological, harvested by human hands, completely natural and biodynamic. It is suitable for everyday use both nutritionally and medicinally.

Flower of Salt Nin – the flower of health

Flower of Salt Nin is in its original form. Nin salt accumulates at the bottom of the salt pan and the flower of salt remains on the surface, like a fine crystal united with the sea. It is gently picked by hand and with wooden micron sieves shaped like flower petals. Flower of Salt Nin is a product of the metabolism of algae and specific microorganisms. Its composition includes more than 75 essential minerals like sodium (Na), potassium (K), calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg). It is also a source of trace microelements like iodine (I), phosphorous (P), bromine (Br), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu) and silicon (Si). 

“Flower of salt is a mineral-rich mixture with precise physical-chemical characteristics whose essential micronutrients participate in almost all the metabolic functions of an organism, thus giving it a wide range of activity in a nutritional and dietary-therapeutic sense. Flower of salt is an original, high quality sea salt that provides the optimal absorption and usability of its minerals in a human organism.”

Tena Niseteo, A graduate engineer of food technology, clinical nutritional therapist, (Definition of Food)

Flower of Salt Nin during pregnancy and breastfeeding

The basic nutritional advice and basic diet of every healthy woman, particularly when pregnant and nursing:

  • avoid processed food that contains high concentrations of "hidden" salt, i.e. sodium that has an unfavorable effect on blood pressure
  • a diverse and balanced diet rich in whole foods salted at the end of preparation by natural sea salt
  • moderate use of natural sea salt – up to five grams a day*
  • (as recommended by the World Health Organization)

“During pregnancy and breastfeeding, a woman’s body changes. One of the main changes is an increased amount of water. To maintain the optimal amount of water in the organism, the daily intake of minerals is necessary. The lack of micronutrients in the organism of a pregnant woman directly influences the composition of a mother’s milk and other micronutrients important for the normal metabolism of a pregnant and nursing woman and the development of a fetus and child. That is why salt is recommended as part of a daily diet.”

Karmen Matković Melki, Graduate engineer of food technology, nutritionist and mother

Flower of Salt Nin in a child’s diet

When reach the age of one year, sea salt should become an integral part of their diet. Nin Flower of Salt is very good for children because it is a basic source of natural iodine and other valuable microelements. Children should avoid processed food, which contains so-called hidden salts, i.e. additives that contain industrial sodium. Nin Flower of Salt, which is an ecological, unrefined product, is recommended as part of a child’s diet after the age of one year. 

A pediatrician’s recommendation

“Maximum daily salt intake:

  • Children between the age of 1 and 3 years – 2 g salt a day
  • Children between the age of 4 and 6 years – 3 g salt a day
  • Children older than 7 – the same as adults – up to 5 g salt a day”

Associate Professor Milivoj Jovančević, Ph.D., Consultant

Flower of Salt Nin and respiratory problems

Irrigation and inhalation have been traditional methods of respiratory tract cleansing. Conventional medicine considers them to be safe and efficient. The simplicity of preparation permits the use of this therapy at home. Ecologically natural, Flower of Salt Nin can be prepared as:

 “A solution for nasal irrigation

  • Thins out mucus
  • Alleviates the removal of secretions from the respiratory system

How: Dissolve 1 gram of flower of salt in 100ml of boiling water. Pour the solution into an irrigation vessel and shake. Irrigate one nostril at a time by placing the tip of the vessel in the nostril. The solution will flow out through the other nostril, so the irrigation should be done at a washbasin.”

Dino Pavičić, Ph.D., internist, pulmonologist, Polyclinic Aviva

Flower of Salt Nin and the thyroid gland

The hormonal activity of the thyroid gland has a direct effect on metabolism and is responsible for normal growth and maturation. Because the main cause of hypothyroidism is a deficiency of iodine in the diet, it should be supplemented daily, e.g. with Flower of Salt Nin, which is an unprocessed salt rich in the natural iodine of sea algae.

“A disorder in thyroid gland function can cause changes in the metabolism of fat, carbohydrates and proteins, but also minerals and vitamins. To preserve the health of the thyroid gland, it is important to use natural sea salt, which maintains homeostasis of water and minerals in the organism and regulates the excess production of stress hormones.”

Ante Škaro, M.D. Otorhinolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon Founder and head of Polyclinic Leptir

Flower of Salt Nin and dental hygiene

“The principles of oral hygiene are based on the antimicrobial activity of sea salt. Periodontitis and gum inflammation are caused by millions of bacteria in our mouth, which multiply due to irregular diet or poor hygiene.

The following is achieved by oral rinsing with a solution of water and Flower of Salt Nin:

  • An instant increase of alkalinity
  • A decrease in number of bacteria in the mouth
  • Minerals like zinc and iodine in Flower of Salt Nin improve the health of gums through their antioxidative and antibacterial action.”

Ivan Strukan, M.D. Dentist, Dentaderm

A toothpaste for whitening teeth and fresh breath


  • 1 spoon of ground Flower of Salt Nin + one spoon of sodium bicarbonate
  • 3 spoons of water
  • 4 drops of peppermint essential oil

Story of the salt museum shop

Even Roman emperors enjoyed the fullness and richness of flavors salt of the Nin. Visit us and immerse yourself in the story of salt through centuries-old tradition Salt Works Nin, human work, sun, Adriatic Sea, wind and wildlife.


"Salt is pure flavor. This salt is beautiful in it's texture, flavor and delivery."

Mar Best. Marque restaurant, Australia

"Thanks a lot it was very well guided tour to understand and discover where comes our salt from and how it is produced."

Thanks from Germany

"Molto bello, abbiamo visito un posto bellissimo."

La famiglia Vianello. Italia

"Ideja Vam je odlična i lijepo je da se ovakva tradicija čuva i prenosi dalje kroz vrijeme. Želim Vam mnogo uspjeha u daljnjem radu."

Tajana iz Karlovca

"Ideja, dizajn za svaku pohvalu. Interesantno!"

Maria i Petar, Petrinja