Fleur de sel is often thought of as the "caviar of salt". It is harvested by French paludiers, or salt marsh mongers, for centuries who skim the finest salt crystals floating at the surface of the marsh. Only the very top, premium layer of salt is raked from the salt bed when it is harvested. This salt blooms as it dries and develops an aroma of violets. This delicacy is produced in very small quantities every year. Unlike industrial processed salt, this Fleur de Sel salt is a natural source of calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, and iodine. In addition to its wonderful intrinsic flavor, this salt also draws out the full flavors of other ingredients in any dish it’s added to.