Diamond Crystal® Salt... A Brilliant Choice™ since 1886.
Diamond Crystal®: It’s more than just salt -- it is a solution that transforms something in your home to make it better. It provides your family with better tasting food; with soft water for your skin, dishes and pipes; with safety when you walk in winter, and a refreshing experience when you swim in summer.
Diamond Crystal® Salts are a brilliant way for you to take care of your family and home, in a way that is generally unseen, but certainly missed if absent.
Diamond Crystal®: Providing Brilliant Salt Solutions™ Since 1886.
A History of Diamond Crystal® Salt
The Diamond Crystal Salt company began in 1886. That's when John and Louis Alberger, together with Charles Moore and Horace Williams patented a new process for making salt in St. Clair, MI. This Alberger® salt process made it possible to create unique-shaped crystals with numerous facets. The result was an amazing salt with extraordinary adherence, blendability and flavor.
In 1929, General Foods acquired the Diamond Crystal® brand, introducing several new forms of salt from 1946-1950. These included trace mineral salt, pellets and packets.
Through a series of additional acquisitions, Diamond Crystal® brand grew into a broad portfolio of products. By the time it was owned by Akzo Nobel Salt (1987-1997), the brand offered not only culinary salts, but also salts used for manufacturing, agriculture, water softening and ice control.
Diamond Crystal® Salt Sense® brand became the first real salt to offer 33% less sodium by volume, with 100% real salt flavor.
Diamond Crystal® brand salt is now part of the Cargill family of products. As well as being the nation's largest marketer of salt, Cargill is also one of the leading agri - businesses in the world. Today, Cargill makes Diamond Crystal® products in states from coast to coast-- from Florida to Michigan, from New York to California. Cargill even harvests salt from offshore locations like Bonaire and Venezuela.
Recent innovations include grinder salts, pool salt and our patented, easy-2-handle® double handled bag, featured on several Diamond Crystal® water softening salt products.