This bulk sea salt is much whiter than the France's, as the region experiences far less rainfall. French sea salt turns grey because the country's rainfall and storms cause the clay at the bottom of the salt pools to mingle with the salt. Because this salt is so wet, it is not suitable for grinders, but is an ideal finishing salt. The salt farmers in Portugal adhere to quality standards for certified organic produce and consequently have been awarded the "Slow Food Award for the Defense of Biodiversity." Ingredients: Sea salt.