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Fleur de sel - Afrina of Messolonghi .Product Code: AF-MES001
Glass jar: 150gr - 5.3oz
FLEUR DE SEL–AFRINA of Messolonghi
Fleur de Sel -AFRINA, which is the local name- is the salt formed in the salt pans of Messolonghi in a thin, delicate crust on the surface of the sea water as it evaporates from the Greek sun and wind. Fleur de sel (flower of salt) has been known from antiquity until today and it is collected manually in the same traditional way for 2500 years. It was mentioned by PLINIO in his book “Natural History”. Fleur de Sel (flower of salt), the white diamond of gastronomy, is the excellent natural raw salt which favors the flavors. It is a gourmet product of excellent quality in flakes which melt in the mouth and with a small amount it gives excellent taste in food and salads.
Flower of Salt is produced in the lagoon of Messolonghi near the ancient city of PLEYRONA and it is collected manually once a year at the end of the summer. It contains valuable minerals and trace elements that give it great nutritional value and unrivaled thin and aromatic flavor that help the body to function properly. The area of the salt pans of Messolonghi is protected by international conditions RAMSAR and NATURA 2000. The products of the salt pans of Messolonghi have certification of EN ISO 9001: 2008.
According to the ancient Greeks it symbolizes friendship and solidarity. By doing so, they were sealing their agreements. Furthermore, they were using it in their sacrifices and offerings to the gods. So, they had the habit of spreading salt on fields which they dedicated to their gods. We offer you the same authentic product that the Ancient Greeks were using.
As the great Chefs report, a perfect dish needs the perfect salt.
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