Starting from traditional salt farming, the Indonesian Salt Industry continues to grow, until now it has become one of the industries that provide livelihood for many communities throughout Indonesia. This is due to the level of needs and sequence of activities that accompany the presence of salt.
From the initial material, the crude salt (krosok), the salt industry in Indonesia produces various types of salt to meet various needs for salt both for household needs, as well as industrial, livestock and agricultural needs.
However, the salt industry in Indonesia does not mean to run smoothly without obstacles and constraints. The lack of salt quality, the instability of the price of salt, the traditional production process, and competition with salt commodities from abroad are just a few of the many salt problems in Indonesia. This is what should be improved and refined until the Indonesian Salt Industry is able to become the Main Choice for all levels of society.
The salt in which contained potassium Iodate compounds (iodized Salt) is one of the important nutrients that must be consumed regularly by humans. The amount of salt to be consumed per day for each person is approximately 9 grams. For people in developing countries like Indonesia, in addition to meet the body's nutritional needs of salt is also intended to meet the body's need for iodine.
Salt in Indonesia is produced by salt farmers (people's salt) and P Garam. The salt production process by salt farmers is done by the process of evaporation of seawater on the total crystallization tables (evaporation of water is done in a crystallization area), so that only salt with low NaCl content and containing relatively high levels of Ca and Mg and tend to be dirty (high impurities). While the salt production of PT Garam production process is done by multilevel processing where the evaporation process of sea water is done in the evaporator area and the crystallization process is done in the area of crystallization so that obtained salt with good quality.