The Alberger process is a method of producing salt.
It involves mechanical evaporation, and uses an open evaporating pan and steam energy. It results in a unique, three-dimensional flake salt of extremely light bulk density. It is highly prized in the fast food industry, due to its low sodium and high flavor content for a given volume. This is because the salt is 'cup-shaped', instead of in the form of normal salt crystals.