Did you know that fleur de sel delicate crystals of salt form atop shallow pools of seawater? Magic!
Workers harvest fleur de sel by hand with a special micro sieve by skimming crystals from these salt pools' surfaces. It can be collected exclusively in ideal weather conditions, dry and sunny - early in the morning and late in the evening when there is no wind.
Fleur de sel, or flower of salt, is 'the caviar amongst salts' praised by chefs worldwide. It is a delicate and almost flaky crystal unprocessed salt. Enriched with natural minerals, it enhances the flavour of every dish. Use it only on food before serving and not while cooking, as high temperatures will cause the crystals to melt and lose their unique character.
What is the difference between fleur de sel and regular salt?
One of the most significant differences is how fleur de sel is collected compared to other salts. Most other common salts come from the bottom, where they settle in coarse crystals.
Fleur de sel is of better quality because it is less refined and contains more minerals. In addition, it tastes less salty because it has less sodium chloride (97%) than ordinary table salt.