Grey Sea Salt with Mediterranean Citrus Blend Jar

France

Blend of Grey Sea Salt and Mediterranean herbs with a touch of citrus

100% all natural product. No additives, chemicals or refinement

Authentic & traditional harvesting methods - by hand

Brings out the best in all fish preparations; grilled, marinated, pan fried or baked

Use roughly ground to finish the dish

Available in: 8.8 oz

$12.00

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This Esprit du Sel Grey Sea Salt is blended with carefully selected Mediterranean herbs with a touch of citrus. This blend brings out the best taste in all fish preparations, be it grilled, marinated, sauteed, or baked. This is also a great salt for soups, roasts, rubs and broths. Grind the blend in a salt grinder to add another layer of flavor to your finished dish.

Harvesting since the XII th century, the Île de Ré, or Isle of Ré, is the most historic place for French sea salt harvesting. The Sel Gris was the most important product produced on the island, and was shipped all over France and Europe to be used to conserve meats and fish during hunting, fishing and transit. In the 1920s, with the invention of machine harvesting and the railways gaining popularity, the consumers turned to machine harvested salts as to save time and money. The salt industry on the Island drastically dropped until the 1970s.

 

The salt marshes on the Île de Ré are located 40 km from the coastline, insuring clean water intake, free from the risks of maritime and land pollution, which is unique because of the multiple basins that are used to store incoming ocean water, and the natural plants and plankton that naturally filter the water. The salt pans are much smaller than those of Guérande, and they use a primary « dosage / feeding pool » that allows the salt-workers to slowly let water into the final salt pans and control the quality and salinity of the water before harvesting.

 

The Sel marin is exceptional due to its high nutrient content coming from the unique clay lined beds found specifically on the Island. The Fleur de Sel is unique because of its small, delicate crystals, and soft, non-aggressive taste.