Fleur de Sel, Hand Harvested Sea Salt.

Fleur de Sel, Flower of Salt, Flor de Sal

Fleur de sel can be collected only when it is very sunny, dry, and with slow, steady winds. 3  Because of its formation, fleur de sel is produced in small quantities. At GuérandeFrance, each salt marsh makes only about one kilo (2.2 pounds) per day. [4] Because of this and the labor-intensive hand harvested, fleur de sel is the most expensive salt. It's composed of beautiful, delicate crystals. A pool of fresh seawater waits for these delicate crystals to form—a single thin film of salt forms in the water. The water must be heated to 37 degrees for this to happen. The crystals are hand harvested from the water at the right moment. Only up to 5% of the salt harvest becomes fleur de sel. It is pure and unrefined. 

What is the difference from regular Se Salt?

Fleur de sel is hand-harvested from seawater, but unlike regular sea salt, it comes from the delicate surface layer of salt marshes. They comprise natural minerals providing total nutritional value.

Regular Sea Salt is left to dry at the side of the ocean and then packaged. 

 What is fleur de Sel used for?

Fleur de sel has a residual moisture content of up to 10%, which means that it melts slower when sprinkled on dishes. You can leave it in a container without a lid, and it won't dry out. Fleur de Sel is appreciated as much for its complex mineral flavors as for its crunchy texture. It is a table salt and it can be combined with herbs.

Like the following;

French Blend

Italian Blend 

Curry Blend.

 Why use it in Body Scrubs?

These delicate crystals make it an excellent ingredient for body scrubs because they provide all the rich minerals needed for our skin to nourish and, at the same time, are not harsh on our skin.

 

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