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

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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. 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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Processing
hand-harvested
Taste Notes
light, clean, mineral
Perfect For
seafood & fish, vegetable garnish

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Nice flavor

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Michele S.
Wow!

Many feel salt is salt… WRONG! This salt is so delicious. I use the Black Lava, Red Alaea and Pink Himalayan as my go to. The unique taste of the Portuguese, I like it on chicken, garlic cheese bread and much more… must have in my kitchen!

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Linda F.
Nice tasting fluffy salt

This is a very nice tasting fluffy soft. It’s a great finishing salt

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Maureen R.
Best salt

Flaky good run h great on meat

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Brenda J.
Excellent taste and crunch

I bought this salt to use on top of focaccia and it was a big hit. It’s a nice change/alternative to flake salt.

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