Fleur de sel, literally "flower of salt," has been gathered on the island of Re, off France's Atlantic coast, since the seventh century. Beloved by cooks, these fine, light crystals have a delicate flavor and high concentration of minerals, making them the perfect finishing salt. Light, delicate flakes of pure sea salt dissolve instantly when sprinkled into food. Produced using traditional methods in which sun and wind evaporate the sea water, leaving crystals that are skimmed by hand from the surface of salt pans. Made in France. 8.8 oz.