Fleur de Sel translates to "Flower of Salt." The salt earned its name because of the aroma of violets that develops as the salt dries.
The salt is hand-raked and harvested in France. This is done only once a year during the summer when the wind stops blowing and millions of salt crystals form at the surface of the water. Only the premium top layer of the salt bed is used. Skilled workers gently scrape the moist, textured crystals that form on top of the salt beds. The harvested salt is flaky, slightly damp, and composed of distinctive salt crystals with a faint grey and pink hue.
Fleur De Sel De Camargue is no ordinary salt. This premium salt is a natural source of calcium, potassium, iodine, magnesium, and copper. All minerals and micronutrients are delicately balanced for a salt that is as healthy as it is delicious.
Fleur De Sel De Camargue is best used as a a fishing salt rather than for cooking. It works wonderfully as an all-round seasoning and is a natural complement to a variety of dishes, from fresh salads and roasted vegetables to braised meats, freshly baked breads and even salted caramel. When sprinkled over any dish just before serving, it draws out the full flavors of the other ingredients so every spoonful is brimming with flavor and texture.
As much care goes into the packaging as the harvesting itself. Camargue Fleur De Sel is available in distinctive containers that add a colorful touch to your kitchen shelf or dining table. Each signature container is sealed with a cork top and signed by the salt worker who harvested it.
If you are looking for something truly exotic, check out the La Baleine Sea Salt Limited Edition Tin. This tin is strikingly decorated with a whale on a navy blue and white striped background. It is sure to be appreciated as a hostess gift and will also add a splash of color to your kitchen counter.