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Salt, Portuguese Saltcream
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Salt, Portuguese Saltcream
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Portuguese Saltcream Sea Salt

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 14 reviews

Portuguese fisherman chased the prized codfish across the North Atlantic. In the days before refrigeration, salt preserved the fish on the long voyage home. Thus bacalhau, the backbone of Portuguese cuisine, was born. This pristinely white sea salt is hand-harvested. Saltcream is a saltpan's delicate top-most layer perfect for any occasion that calls for fleur de sel. Also available in Traditional Portuguese Sea Salt. Visit our blog to learn how this rare sea salt is made.

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As saltwater evaporates in special pools, the first blooms of salt are raked up and piled which makes this the first salt to dry, giving it a lovely fluffy texture and clean white color. In France it's called "flower of salt" for the blooms it makes on the water's surface. In Portugal it's known as "saltcream" because it rises like cream to the top of the water. The Algarve region of Portugal receives less rainfall than Brittany, France, and consequently produces a brilliantly white crystal that is light, crumbly and delicious. Salt harvesters hand-skim these delicate crystals formed at the top of the pan, using the same wooden implements that have been used for millennia. This is a wet sea salt and not intended to be put in a regular salt grinder. It is usually used as-is since the grain size is miniscule. Ingredients: Sea salt. 

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Reviewed by Darci B.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect

This is my favorite finishing salt for baked goods. The flake size is perfect and the crunch delivers!

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Reviewed by Elaine B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Good

Not sure I like the moisture in it, but it’s got good taste.

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Reviewed by Dennis C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Salt Cream

Great enhancement to our food and cooking.

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Reviewed by Kathleen P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Salt cream

Love this salt. There’s something about the taste and texture that makes it a great finishing salt.

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Reviewed by Peter D.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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All salts are not the same

Some of the best finishing salt I’ve ever tried.

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