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Flure del sel in Jute bag (Violet)
Fleur de Sel is an all natural sea salt from Brittany France. This particular Fleur de Sel (flower of salt) is hand harvested in the town of Guerande between May and September.
The salt fields of Guerande are long and narrow so that an artisan paludier (salt harvester) can sweep the top of the evaporating sea water to harvest the precious sel gris de Guerande (hand harvested salt with a grey cast). The harvested sea water is drawn into an area lined with clay where the sun and wind help evaporate the water and the layers of salt are raked away.
That single days evaporation of salt crust is harvested as the Fleur de Sel. For every 80 pounds of sel gris produced, there is one pound of Fleur de Sel that is harvested.
Rich in trace elements, the taste of Fleur de Sel is the complex balance of the sea and her minerals with small flaky crystals, a moist texture and slightly grey/pink cast. It is used generally to finish a dish, as a condiment, rather than a spice.
Fleur de Sel de Guerande is a natural compliment to fresh raw vegetables and salads and can elevate the flavor of grilled meats and fish.
Each violet colored jute bag contains 8 ounces (250 g.) net weight of Fleur de Sel de Guerande by le Paludier from France.