Premium Sea Salt Fleur de Sel
Fleur de sel sea salt derives its name from the French, referring to the natural salt “bloom” topping the seawater evaporating in marshy pools. That bloom depends on just the right combination of terrain, sunshine and slow, steady winds. Once it forms, if it forms, harvesters skim the delicate salt crust with specially designed wooden rakes. Even along the coast of Brittany, with just the right conditions for fleur de sel production, the harvest rarely exceeds 2 pounds per day. Incredibly pure, fleur de sel has a high moisture content, up to 10 percent, as compared with 0.5 percent for table salt. Why is that important? The extra moisture enables the salt crystals to stick together, snowflake-style, which means they linger longer on the tongue, allowing for a more intense perception of saltiness. In addition, the unique evaporation process results in higher magnesium and calcium content, giving fleur de sel not only an oceanic flavor (even in comparison with other sea salts), but also a softness, lacking any bitter aftertaste.
Because fleur de sel is as much about texture as taste, it is ideal as a finishing condiment, whether topping grilled salmon just before serving or complementing the sugar crust on crème caramel. Fleur de sel is wildly popular as a dessert topping these days, partly because of its textural interest and partly because a touch of sodium triggers glucose sensors in the gut, to enhance the sweet experience.
Although areas of Portugal, Spain, the Canadian Pacific and Mexico harvest fleur de sel, France holds sway as the key source, an honor held since ancient Romans first stumbled across salt-harvesting Gauls. Pliny the Elder called the Gallic harvest “flos salis.”
Fleur de Sel salt is renowned worldwide by chefs as the best sea salt for culinary because of its delicate flavor, moist texture, and high mineral content.
Packed in a glass jar with airtight lids! Perfect for multiple uses! ( NOT dishwasher safe )
This pack includes our most unique salts!
Chipotle Sea Salt – 3 oz
Smoked Alderwood Fine Sea Salt – 3oz
Hawaiian Black Sea Salt – 4oz
Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt – 3.5oz
Pink Himalayan Salt Ground – 4oz
Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt is the traditional Hawaiian sea salt mixed with a purified volcanic red clay giving it a hypnotic crystallized red color. Hawaiian Sea Salt, like all seat salt, is non-processed and rich in trace minerals directly sourced from the seawater. Alae is an iron-oxidative Hawaiian red clay that enriches the sea salt and gives it the red hue. It’s a sacred clay that was used for cleansing and healing throughout Hawaiian culture.
Salt is a staple in nearly every recipe and on every home or restaurant table. Hawaiian natives use Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt to preserve meat, fish, and pork. It has a lower sodium content than table salt making it a little healthier in your recipes. It’s the best salt to use with any Hawaiian inspired dish such as Hawaiian shrimp, Lau Lau pork, and pulled pork with pineapple.
Give your recipes some umami flair with this spice blend. Add some Hoisin sauce and sesame oil to Chinese Five Spice for an Asian inspired dish. Use it in pulled pork with Asian slaw. Give it a hint of smokey flavor on salmon or duck by using a tea smoke and five spice with your recipe. It’s delectable on beef, chicken, tofu, and veggies. Almost any dish can become an Asian dish with this five-spice blend.
Star Anise, Fennel, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Peppercorn