Fleur de Sel is a flake salt that forms as a thin, delicate crust on the surface of seawater as it evaporates. Fleur de sel has been collected since ancient times (it was mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his book Natural History), although it was traditionally used as a purgative and salve.
It is now used as a lovely mineral rich finishing salt to flavor and garnish food. The name comes from the flower-like patterns of crystals in the salt crust is a very special and highly noted premium salt, it is hand raked and harvested in France. The name Fleur de Sel comes from the aroma of violets that develops as the salt dries. Only the premium, top layer of the salt bed is used. Each signature container of Fleur de Sel de Camargue is sealed with a cork top and signed by the salt raker who harvested it.
Fleur de Sel translates as "Flower of Salt" and is also known as the "Caviar of Salt". The flavor is marvelous in comparison to other salts. Unlike processed salts, Fleur de Sel is a natural source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and iodine. The taste is a delicate balance of the numerous salts, minerals, and micronutrients — this is truly the finest salt available.
These small flaky crystals have a moist texture and a slight grey and pink hue. For maximum flavor, sprinkle Fleur de Sel de Camargue by hand over foods just before serving to draw out the full flavors of the other ingredients. This is a natural compliment to fresh salads and vegetable dishes. An excellent all-around seasoning.
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One of the original French salts introduced to the U.S. market, Fleur de Sel has become iconic in gourmet food and has garnered a devoted following for a reason. Hand harvested from the Guérande region of France using traditional wooden tools, Fleur de Sel is the one of the most widely used and widely demanded artisanal salts in the world. The delicate flavor and fluffy, moist texture make it a great finishing salt for both savory and sweet dishes, whether you’re topping salads, salted caramels or baked goods. It dissolves quickly and evenly in soups, dressings and sauces, adding a delicate, smooth flavor to your dishes.
Authentic French Fleur de Sel also makes a sophisticated gourmet gift for foodie friends and family. Once you try it, you won’t be able to cook without it!
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Purity: Ultimate purity from harvest to manufacturing by running the raw salt through a proprietary combination of sifters, aspirators, rare-earth magnets and metal detectors. This process detects and filters the unwanted materials from the salt. After this initial screening, the salt is ready for the most thorough process: the Optically Clean technology, a highly innovative operation at the salt that inspects every single grain of salt for discoloration or any remaining unwanted foreign material.
The quality of salt can be determined by its color—most commonly, the whiter the better. However, some varieties carry specific trace minerals that give grains a uniquely beautiful color. On the contrary, undesired materials can affect the color as well.
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