What is the best way to use each type of salt?
All of our salts are high in minerality and will accentuate different flavors in food.
- Add a tablespoon of coarse gray salt when boiling water for pasta or potatoes.
- Make a spice rub for meats or fish using a combination of fine gray sea salt and spices.
- Sprinkle fleur de sel as the finishing touch for savory dishes and baking cakes or cookies.
Is moisture in the container of salt okay?
Yes! Salt is formed from the crystalized minerals left behind after seawater evaporates. Our sea salts retain moisture and minerals due to their freshness, which is another reason they provide additional health benefits.
We recommend storing sea salt in a glass jar (avoid using metal components near salt, as the moisture will lead to rusting). If you would like to dry out your salt, you can keep a small amount uncovered for a few days, and the saltwater will evaporate.
What's so special about fleur de sel?
Fleur de sel, literally meaning "flower of salt," is the fine layer of white salt that forms as seawater evaporates. The delicate crystals are renowned for their purity of flavor.
In order to preserve the texture of fleur de sel, it is best to apply as a finishing touch, since the delicate crystals will melt in high temperatures. Try a dash of fleur de sel on savory dishes, baked goods (especially cookies), butter, and crudités (like tomatoes).
What is the best way to grind coarse gray sea salt?
Our coarse gray sea salt is high in moisture and mineral content, which attests to the salt's freshness (the drier the salt, the older it is).
We recommend grinding moist gray salt in a mortar and pestle or dried gray salt with a high-quality ceramic-blade grinder. Grind salt right before consuming to preserve its natural properties and trace minerals. If adding gray sea salt to high-temperature dishes or hot liquids, such as boiling water, soups, stews and sauces, there is no need for grinding.
Avoid using metal components near salt, as the moisture will lead to rusting.
What is the NaCl (sodium chloride) proportion in each type of salt?
All of our salts contain 95% NaCl (sodium chloride) and 5% trace minerals (including iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc and iron).