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 and 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

Ingredients:

  • 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 salt

The Saline Nin is visited annually by 70,000-100,000 people. The whole saline is a magical museum. It is over 1500 years old. The Roman gate, stones from the Illyrian time, the Bora of the Velebit, the medicinal mud, over 200 bird species and ancient tools testify about it. The saline tells a story about salt throughout the history, wars, celebrations, love, joy and work. During this time many things have changed, but one thing remained unchanged. The salt is just as before gathered with hands with lots of love and joy. Over the generations the saline fields from Nin give the best of the sun, the Adriatic Sea and the Bora of Velebit.
A museum and a salt house are part of the Saline. You can see here black and white photos from the past, old tools for work, wagons that served as means of transport for the salt from the salt pans to the salt depository, but at the same time you can play an interactive game, see a model of the unique nature reserve and a documentary film, which is played in Croatian, German and English.
Immerse into the fascinating museum of the only ecological saline on the Adriatic. It will inspire you with words, images and acts, but you will also learn something about the difficult and valuable things to be preserved for the next generations ... Dive into our history of salt. Your Saline Nin.

PROGRAMS:
The classic route / prices
Tour with expert guidance
Groups of adults: 40.00 HRK
Groups of students: 20.00 HRK
Individual walking tour: 65.00 HRK
Family Card: The family card includes a guided tour with a professional guide for parents and children. Price 170,00 HRK.
* Children under 7 years have free entrance.

Salt house / Prices
Tour with expert guidance
Groups of adults: 30,00 HRK
Groups of students: 15,00 HRK
Individual walking tour: 35,00 HRK
* Children under 7 years have free entrance.



Packages / Prices
Romantic Route: A romantic boat trip. Experience a romantic boat trip with our traditional boat over the small river Miljašić Jaruga, which is in the immediate vicinity of our salt fields. The price includes a picnic next to the old mill. Price: 370,00 HRK.
Historical route: The cultural experience "The Roman Salt Route". A tour with expert guidance from the Roman temple in Nin to the Roman gate at the Saline. Price: 300.00 HRK.
Team building: "Who will be the first to collect salt into the bags": it is collected with shovels, transferred to the camp with wooden wheelbarrows and filled with hands in jute bags (4x25 kg). Minimal number of persons: 15. Maximal number of persons: 30. The price includes a tour to salt fields, the salt museum and the salt house with expert guidance. Price: 100.00 HRK.
The experience of the saline workers: The work in the saline (program depends on the season and the weather conditions): collecting salt - in the summer, maintenance work on the salt pans- spring / autumn, packing of salt - winter. The price includes a snack (wine with water, water and sandwich with local ingredients). Minimal number of persons 15. Maximal number of persons 30. Price: 500.00 HRK.
Birdwatching: 150.00 HRK.
EVENTS

Open days
Every year we open the doors for visitors in June, July and August. In this way, we want to show and to demonstrate visitors the history of the natural production of white gold. Visitors will be able to enjoy the guided tours free of charge until late in the evening.

Salt festival
The salt festival is a traditional event that takes place every year in August. A series of events throughout the day give visitors the opportunity to participate in salt production, from creative workshops for children to traditional salt collection with hands, where all people from 9 to 99 years can participate and a free tour with expert guidance.

Museum of saltHouse of salt

"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

"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