Fleur de Sel - (2oz Poly Pouch)

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French sea salts are world renowned for their flavor, textures and impeccable quality standards. Fleur de Sel is a hand-harvested sea salt from Brittany, France. Harvesting of the salt centres on the Guérande area in Brittany.

SD Gourmet Fleur de Sel salt has fine, opaque, ivory-colored crystals; no processing or refining is done. (Fleur de Sel is also produced in the Camargue region of southern France, but that area's salt is commonly considered inferior to the salt from Brittany).

To obtain the salt, very shallow basins about 6 inches (15 cm) deep are flooded with sea water, then the water is allowed to evaporate. As the water evaporates, salt crystals form on the surface. The slightest movement of the water -- say, by a breeze or a bird -- causes the salt to sink. The salt that sinks is called "Sel Gris" -- sea salt that has a grey color from the material at the bottom of these shallow pools.

On a still day, however, the salt crystals will stay on the surface of the water for skimming off. This salt is called "Fleur de Sel", meaning "salt flower", because as it crystallizes on the surface it forms patterns that look like flowers (more like snowflakes, actually.) It stays white, as it doesn't touch the bottom of the pool, and it is considered the least salty part of the salt in the water. Out of 80 pounds (36 kg) of "sel gris", only 1-3 pounds (450g - 1.3kg) of "Fleur de Sel" can be skimmed.

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. SD Gourmet Fleur de Sel's fine, light texture is created in the process by which it is made – hand collecting the salt from the surface of the water in salt pans as the white blooms appear on the water’s surface.

This flower of salt (Fleur de Sel) is sought out by the world’s finest chefs for its consistency and naturally rich flavor. You will notice the enhanced flavor it adds to food. SD Gourmet Fleur de Sel is a fine flakey salt that easily dissolves and assimilates into food.

Making Fleur de Sel

Available in the following sizes (includes dessicant pack to control humidity):

  • 2oz Glass Jar with Freshness Seal - 2"x2"x3"
  • 8oz Glass Jar with Freshness Seal - 3"x3"x4"
  • 2oz Refill Pouch - 3"x5" Resealable Poly Pouch
  • Bulk Purchase - Details upon request
  • Package Type: Poly Pouch
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  • Color: White
  • Ingredients: French Sea Salt
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