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The south of the island, with its low humidity, constant wind, and numerous hours of sunlight, offers the ideal conditions for producing the exquisite Salt La Palma, a 100% natural Canary culinary treasure.

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What is Fleur de sel or Flower Salt or Flor de Sal?

Difference between flor de sal and sea salt Flor de Sal is a gourmet salt valued for its artisanal and traditional harvesting, being a thin layer of salt that forms on the surface of seawater during crystallization stages in the salt flats.

In La Palma, the harvesting of flor de sal takes place from May to October, being stored before the arrival of the first rains. Unlike sea salt, the flor de sal Fuencaliente from the Salinas de Fuencaliente, low in sodium, contains sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium chloride, while sea salt only contains sodium chloride (86%) and traces of trace elements like calcium, potassium, and iodine. Moreover, flor de sal has significant amounts of calcium and magnesium salts, considered beneficial for our body.

The flor de sal crystals vary in size due to their manual harvesting, being crunchier and slightly moister than common table salt. Its distinctive taste is due to the formation on the brine’s surface. At the beginning of the harvest, flor de sal has a characteristic pink color but turns white after a natural drying process.

Flower Salt La Palma: A Gourmet Treasure in the Canary Paradise

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In souvenir shops, delicatessens, markets and local supermarkets, you can find and purchase your favorite La Palma salt, whether in its classic version or flavored with lemon, wine, among others.


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