What is Fleur De Sel?
Fleur de Sel, the French word for, “flower of the salt” is produced in several coastal areas around the world. It is a type of ‘very expensive’ sea salt. Fleur de Sel is a gift from nature, and is known for many of its healing properties, including restoring calm and balance in those who use it. It is probably due to its pure and clean crystals that contain a natural balance of life-enhancing minerals.
Why Fleur de sel is unique?
As with the picking of wild mushrooms, the hand harvesting of Fleur de Sel reflects the harmonious and ecological partnership of humans and nature. This traditional craft is done in an eco-friendly, sustainable way. This unique sea salt, which is prized by gourmets and health aficionados alike, is formed on the surface of salt crystallizing ponds. It is lighter in color than the grey sea salt, and the crystals are of a finer texture. These crystals of Fleur de Sel are naturally dried by the sun. They are, what many regards as the pinnacle of natural sea salt. Fleur de Sel is also called “the diamonds of the sea” or “white gold”. Its richness and wholeness reflect that of its natural source: the Sea.
Why HubSalt Fleur De Sel is only recommended by most people?
This traditional Arabian salt comes from seawater that is pooled into basins and then naturally evaporated- it’s unrefined and yet so pure so it retains more of the minerals that naturally occur in seawater. Salt aficionados note that Hubsalt’s sea salt has a much softer and fresher flavor than ordinary table salt, and the difference is worth it. Fleur de Sel is whiter but has a similar flavor to grey salt. The moist texture results from naturally-occurring crystals.
Why it is name Fleur De Sel and what it contains?
The name Fleur de Sel comes from the aroma of violets that develop as the salt dries. Only the premium, the top layer of the salt bed is used. Unlike processed salts, Fleur de Sel is a natural source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, and iodine. The taste is a delicate balance of the numerous salts, minerals, and micronutrients. Since the Pink Fleur de Sel is captured at an early stage of crystallization it contains almost no insoluble impurities as compared to the normal edible grades of sea salt available in the market. It is said to be the finest salt available.
How to use Fleur de sel?
For maximum flavor, sprinkle Fleur de Sel by hand over food just before serving, to draw out the full flavor of all the other ingredients. It is also a natural complement to fresh salads and vegetable dishes. The common use is garnishing an appealing dish, sprinkle onto bread with unsalted butter or spice to sprinkle onto a finished dish. Most gourmet stores will sell it in small portions and all you really need is a pinch at a time, which makes the price comparable to some exotic spices. Be wary of very discounted prices as they may not be selling the real thing.
Where to buy Fleur De Sel?
You can buy fleur De Sel from Hubsalt. HubSalt is the largest premium salt manufacturing company, SA8000 CTPAT, Kosher, Halal, ISO 14001 2015, ISO 9001 2015 HACCP, BRC, GMP GMP B2 certified. Here is the HubSalt Contact.