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In Iceland grows endless unique herbs that have for many years been used as various remedies. We use over 70 types of herbs and berries in our production. Our pickers are from all around Iceland and most of them have been working with us since we started our business and have been growing with us. We pay well for our herbs and that shows in the quality of our products. The herbs are handpicked and then dried. We store them whole and in good air condition so their freshness stays longer.
We usually do not put longer expire date on our products than 18 months, that does not mean that the herbs are not good anymore, only that it is not still in the high quality range. If you keep your unused tea in dry storage, the tea can last much longer than 18 months
At our facility in Keflavík, where we now pack and produce most of our products, we had a well made deep into the ground 60 meters down. From this well we extract sea water that through continuous monitoring is completely safe for consuming. This sea water is high in minerals and the plan is to make mineral rich sparkling water. Now we have already started using this sea water in the production of our herbal syrups and soon for our new line of coffee syrups.
Norður Salt is made by a traditional Icelandic/Danish method dating back to 1753 that was practised in the same place they make Norður Salt today.
The traditional method and the location of our salt is what they believe to be the ideal conditions to make flaky sea salt.
Norður &Co's salt production is about combining two forces of nature; geothermal energy and the Arctic Ocean.
The salt production facility is in Karlsey, Reykhólar, they use both geothermal water directly from the geothermal wells at Reykhólar as well as geothermal exhaust water from their neighbours, Thorverk, who collect and dry seaweed.
As important as the nature is to us, we need to do our best to make sure that our impact on it is as harmless as possible.
This is why we avoid using single use plastics in our products. Our cellophane packaging is made NATUREFLEX™ which will degrade in the nature and leave no mark behind. We use easy peel labels for our glass jar range so the jar can be easily cleaned and reused. We do try our best to completely rid of plastic use but there are still some plastics left that we are looking for greener solutions to.