- Blended with chopped almonds and hazelnuts
- Fluffy, light crystals
- Hand harvested and sun dried
- Use for salads or pasta
- Packed in ample, resealable glass jar
- Size - 8.75 oz/250 g
Flor de sal is one of the most desired sea salts in the world. The light and fluffy crystals are perfect for use in virtually any recipe. Harvested by hand near the Bay of Cádiz in the same way for thousands of years, it is an essential item in the kitchens of chefs in Spain and beyond.
Produced by Salina San Vicente, a small family company, this flor de sal is blended with finely chopped Spanish almonds and hazelnuts. They lend the salt a subtle nutty flavor perfect for salads, pasta or seafood.
Salina San Vicente is one of the last remaining companies producing salt in the salt fields above the Bay of Cádiz. Manuel Ruiz, his wife Reglín and their children are the fourth generation of the Ruiz family to run Salina San Vicente.
For the last 3,000 years, numerous civilizations have used these small salt flats in the Bay of Cádiz. Only 60 acres in diameter, the flats take advantage of strong, constant winds from the Sahara Desert in Africa that facilitate the evaporation of seawater.
To harvest the salt of Salina San Vicente, briny seawater from the Bay of Cádiz is channeled into elongated ponds, where it remains for about six weeks. During this time, the salt is concentrated through evaporation and the salt acts as a natural purifier - leaving a very clean saline water that will eventually produce flor de sal.
The saline water constantly flows from one pond to another through gravity. No machinery or water pumps are necessary to facilitate the process.
The salt harvest begins in the hot months of July and August each year. Every evening, flor de sal, or 'flower of the salt', is gathered from the surface of the water. Clean and delicate, with a unique flavor, flor de sal delights food lovers around the world. After hand picking, the flor de sal is sun dried and sieved to remove all impurities. The salt is never washed and contains trace minerals including iodine, iron and calcium.
Sea salt (95%), almonds and hazelnuts (5%).