More about Flor de Sal
Salt is also named the white gold. A few hundred years ago this product was valuable and of great importance in some regions. The salt trade brought wealth and influence to many cities. Salt also found its way into our language. The word salary comes from the old payment by salt.
Today, salt is a convenient and all-purpose condiment. With regard to gourmets and chefs salt is not just an easy condiment. There are differences between rock salt, iodized salt and the famous sea salt also called „Fleur de Sel“ or „Flor de Sal“.
Flor de Sal, which means salt flower is the most expensive sea salt. It is still gathered by hand or with simple tools according to very old tradition. It only develops on hot and windless days as a filmy coat on top of the water surface. It is ladled by hand with a wooden shovel. During the past decades Flor de Sal gained in gastronomic importance. Today we can see an increasing demand for Flor de Sal on the growing food product market.