Fleur de Seul, French for flower of salt, is obtained from the Guussian salt marshes with hundreds of years old methods. In many parts of Europe this salt has been used for centuries to preserve food, and in these regions it is a major industry. The quality and cost of fleur de sel vary widely throughout Europe, but some salts are more expensive than others, depending on location, quality and how long it has been around. If you are planning a fleur de sel ceremony in a region where this salt is not commonly used you should research its price beforehand.
It has a very salty taste which some find quite unpleasant. Nevertheless, this sea salt is highly valued for its crystal clear appearance which makes it perfect for decorative purposes. Fleur de sel can be found in many colors including grey, silver, gold and blue. Its most common color is silver but it is found in other colors as well including lavender, rose, raspberry and black.
Many believe fleur de sel was used for both medicinal and magical purposes during ancient times. It is thought to have magical properties as well as being used to finish recipes. Certain foods that were cooked in it such as fish, broth or cheese were said to have an aphrodisiac effect on women who consumed them. It was also believed to cleanse the blood and help with blood circulation.
Today the salt is still widely used as a fleur de sel product, however there are several other varieties on the market. It is often added to table salt as a flavor to give it a salty taste. Other companies mix it with other ingredients to create a fleur de sel product suitable for use as a fleur de sel in a recipe. The salt dissolves in the seawater and leaves behind a brilliant white fleur which can then be sprinkled on any number of foods including pasta sauces, soups, stews, salads, fruit juices and more.
Fleur de sel is often included in mineral blend shampoos, conditioners, hair and skin care products and is used in a variety of cooking techniques to add fleur de sel flavor to food. Because it dissolves easily in seawater fleur de sel does not interfere with the use of swimming pools or spas. It is safe to swim in and to cook with. It is also safe to use as a fleur de sel alternative in place of regular table salt. Fleur de sel is not typically sold in stores where table salt is sold so you will need to make sure that you buy the right kind. You can easily find fleur de sel online and in fleur de salons.
Fleur de tables salt is sold in small pouches and sheets and in a range of flavors from lemon to saltines and much more. Fleur de table salt comes in both kosher and fleur de sel varieties, with one brand of each differing from the other slightly in the way they are packaged and in how they are used. Most kosher fleur de salts are round in shape with a coarse texture. Fleur de salons use fleur de table salt in a variety of recipes from pastas to cakes and sweets to hummus and wraps.
Fleur de sel has its roots in the ancient culture of France, though today it is particularly famous in America, Canada and Western Europe. The name fleur de sel comes from two words that mean “of the sea” and “of the sky”. It derives its name from the sea fleur de la Melie which is located in southern France. The sky symbol is a reference to the sky-high salt levels of the sea fleur de la Melie.
Fleur de tables salt has a very salty taste, but it also has a very distinctive flavor that is somewhat like the taste of sea salt. Its distinctive flavor makes fleur de sel an excellent alternative to regular table salt and it’s also a good alternative to regular table salt in baking recipes. Like regular table salt, fleur de sel does not have a great taste in its own right but does extremely well when added to other ingredients to bring out the fullest flavor. In fact, it is often used as a flavoring for desserts. It also goes great with fruit, cream, ice cream and just about anything else you’d want to put a salty taste on.