Since Fleur de sel is captured at an early stage of crystallization it contains almost no insoluble impurities as compared to the usual edible grades of sea salt available in the market.
Fleur de sel is a rare form of natural sea salt; produced by collecting the thin layer of salt that rises to the surface of shallow pools of seawater, and is skimmed off by hand. Once collected it is then dried.
The small flaky crystals have a moist texture. For maximum flavour, sprinkle Fleur de Sel over foods just before serving to draw out the full flavours of the other ingredients. A few crystals of Fleur de sel sprinkled over a dish just before serving adds a burst of flavour, visual appeal and texture. Fleur de sel is very delicate and will quickly dissolve; it is not intended for cooking.