Eri Satake, Representative of Salt Stories
Affiliation with Japan Salt Coordinator Association Salt coordinator
Encounter with salt: I realized the true charm and importance of salt when I was very ill after giving birth to my first child. I also had a reaction to the painkillers, as well as side effects like headaches and malaise.
One day, I came across a book that explains the importance of salt and water, and my life changed completely.
Immediately, I bought transparent Himalayan rock salt, dissolved it in water, and drank it. It had a mild sweetness and umami with a slight salty taste, and I felt the depth of salt that I had never tasted before. At the same time, I felt that the weight of my head that I was feeling at that time was lightened.
As I started to take moderate amounts of salt and water, my physical condition gradually improved, my housework improved, and I was able to work.
With the world avoiding salt reduction, I never thought I wasn’t getting enough salt in my body.
If you think about it carefully, the amniotic fluid that your baby spends 10 months in is not fresh water, but about 0.9% salt water. Even before we are born, we humans need salt!
As my mind and body get better, I want to tell more about the importance of salt and the depth of its taste! I started to study salt by myself.
Although I was selling recommended salts at markets etc, I realized that I could not explain it well to customers.
In 2020, I got a qualification as a salt coordinator so I could get into the full swing of the job of telling people about salt.
As a salt coordinator, I hope I can be useful to you, conveying the importance of salt to the wishes of the producers.