List of top Best Salt Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria. Salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in the form of a natural crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. Salt is present in vast quantities in seawater. The open ocean has about 35 grams (1.2 oz) of solids per liter of sea water, a salinity of 3.5%.
Salt is essential for life in general, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings, and salting is an important method of food preservation.
Some of the earliest evidence of salt processing dates to around 6,000 BC, when people living in the area of present-day Romania boiled spring water to extract salts; a salt-works in China dates to approximately the same period. Salt was also prized by the ancient Hebrews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Hittites, Egyptians, and the Indians. Salt became an important article of trade and was transported by boat across the Mediterranean Sea, along specially built salt roads, and across the Sahara on camel caravans. The scarcity and universal need for salt have led nations to go to war over it and use it to raise tax revenues. Salt is used in religious ceremonies and has other cultural and traditional significance.
Salt is processed from salt mines, and by the evaporation of seawater (sea salt) and mineral-rich spring water in shallow pools. Its major industrial products are caustic soda and chlorine; salt is used in many industrial processes including the manufacture of polyvinyl chloride, plastics, paper pulp and many other products. Of the annual global production of around two hundred million tonnes of salt, about 6% is used for human consumption. Other uses include water conditioning processes, de-icing highways, and agricultural use. Edible salt is sold in forms such as sea salt and table salt which usually contains an anti-caking agent and may be iodised to prevent iodine deficiency. As well as its use in cooking and at the table, salt is present in many processed foods.
Sodium is an essential nutrient for human health via its role as an electrolyte and osmotic solute. Excessive salt consumption may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, in children and adults. Such health effects of salt have long been studied. Accordingly, numerous world health associations and experts in developed countries recommend reducing consumption of popular salty foods. The World Health Organization recommends that adults consume less than 2,000 mg of sodium, equivalent to 5 grams of salt per day.
Here is a List of top Best Salt Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria
Covenant Salt Company Limited
Covenant Salt Company Limited is a notable manufacturing company in Nigeria that specialises in the production of high quality iodine salt.
Location: Plot C10 Afam Close, Industrial Estate, Agbara, Ogun State Nigeria
Dangote Salt Plc
Dangote Salt Plc is produced and marketed by NASCON Allied Industries PLC which is specialized on refining of edible and industrial salts, marketed under the brand name ‘Dangote Salt’.
Location: 1A, Alfred Rewane Road, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria
Phone: 01 448 0815, 01 448 0816, 0700 888 0888
National Salt Company Nigeria Limited
National Salt Company Nigeria Limited (NASCON) is a division of Dangote Group of Companies and specialises in the production, processing and packaging of iodized salt
8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday to Friday
Location: 15B, Ikosi Road, Oregun Ikeja, Lagos
Phone: 0700 888 0888, 0807 048 0004, +234 1 271 2213-4
Fax: +234 1 271 2215
Royal Salt Limited
Royal Salt Limited specialises in the production of edible food grade iodized salts in Nigeria for both domestic and industrial use.
Location: Shed No.1, NPA Quays, Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria
Phone: 0811 399 9333, 0814 000 3333
Union Dicon Salt Limited
Union Dicon Salt Limited is located in Lagos Nigeria and produces varying sizes of iodized salts.
Location: Phase 2, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal, Kirikiri, Lagos Nigeria
Phone: 0906 030 5130, +234 1 460 0502
Columbia International Limited
A Nigerian manufacturing company that offer salt processing services.
Location: Shed E/G And Shed 4 ,Apapa Port Complex, Apapa, Lagos
Phone: 08023261716, 01-2622259, (01) 2622232
Bayswater Industries Limited
Bayswater Industries Limited is a producer of Mr.chef Salt in Nigeria and is located in Sango Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Location: Plot 34, km. 38, Main Road, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Sango Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
Phone: +234 709 318 9990
Premium Salt produces high quality edible salt for cooking to improve and support the health of our consumers.
Location: Kenni 700 Limited, No.3 Mayowa Crescent, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: 0909 283 2195
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