The Guérande salt ponds are classified in France as a national treasure, where ancestral methods
thousands of years old are used to gather gray sea salt and fleur de sel.
FLEUR DE SEL Aerial View of Guérande Salt Ponds "GROS SEL" or Coarse Gray Sea Salt
When the wind in Guérande blows from the east, fine crystals form on the surface Coarse salt crystals are formed on the bottom of the salt pond. Using a large rake
of the salt pond, forming "fleur de sel" or literally, "flower of salt". Fleur de sel, with like tool, the salt gatherer detaches the crystals which he hauls out of the water
its subtle taste of violets, is wonderful used at the table to replace ordinary table salt. and piles into a pyramid shape to dry. Each salt pond section produces approximately
Several grains of this high end product suffice for flavoring an individual serving. At 50 kg per day. Coarse gray Guérande salt replaces ordinary table salt in cooking,
harvest, fleur de sel is pale pink in color. It becomes white after drying naturally in adding more trace minerals to your diet and reducing sodium chloride intake.
the sun and only 1 kg is produced for every 80 kg of coarse sea salt.
GUERANDE SEA SALT ANALYSIS for Brittany Sea Salt