Fleur de Sal – Cádiz
Many of you may be wondering what fleur de sel is? Well, we are going to explain briefly what this product consists of, and what benefits it has.
Fleur de sel is a thin layer of salt that forms on the surface of sea water. It is mainly collected in the salt marshes in the summer evenings when there is a sudden change in temperature.
Our product is produced in the salt marshes of San Fernando.
It has an excellent gastronomic value. That is why it is considered one of the best cooking salts in the world. It is also called the “Gourmet” salt par excellence.
We can also say that it is collected from the salt pans in a natural and artisanal way, with extreme care, as it is a very delicate product.
Due to its gastronomic value, its demand has grown exponentially, and it is a growing product in ecological and healthy markets.
From Alándalus Club we would like to inform you that we have our own producer of Fleur de sel, as well as informing you of the advantages and differences compared to common salt.
Fleur de Sel is composed of 0.06% Calcium, 1.86% Magnesium, 34.11% Sodium, 0.64% Potassium and the rest of chlorides.
Whereas sea salt (common salt) contains 1.2% calcium, 3.7% magnesium, 30% sodium, 1.1% potassium, 55% chloride, 7% sulphate, among other components.
We can see that Fleur de sel contains neither Chlorine nor Sulphate in its composition. This makes it perfect for healthy and ecological meals.
These are some of the reasons why it is the most used salt in Haute Cuisine restaurants. Although it can be used in any type of cuisine, because it melts very easily with the food juices.