Pure French Guérande Sea Salt has been gently naturally smoked over beechwood for 10 days. While most of the other brands of smoked salts are artificially sprayed with flavor.
Because of the elongated processing technique, this salt has superior flavor and texture characteristics.
FLAVOR: 100% natural strong smoky, woodsy flavor.
ORIGIN: France (Guérande)
PACKING SIZE: 10.59 oz. (330 ml Jar) or 28.22 oz. (1000 ml Jar)
Beechwood Smoked Salt is harvested in the Guerande region of France, a city on the western coast of the country – known for its salt marches. In these marches, salterns have been built, where workers collect up to 15,000 tons of cooking salt each year and approx. 300 tons of fleur de sel or “flower of salt” per year. The process is quite simple, tides feed the water reservoirs with sea water, where it gets trapped and begins to evaporate. That process of evaporation continues until there are only a few centimeters of sea water left. This coarse Guerande salt is finished with a 10 day beechwood smoking process. Beechwood makes an excellent smoking wood, though it’s more typically known as a firewood than a food smoke wood. Beech is a hardwood, which means that it doesn’t produce large levels of thick smoke that come from softer woods like pine or fir. Those soft woods can also produce the potential for acrid tasting buildup on foods, and potentially harmful compounds. Beech wood provides a light smoke that is mild, sweet, and nutty. The elongated smoking process ensures that the flavor not only adheres to the outside of each salt crystal, but also penetrates deep inside for an intense, smoky finish.
Beechwood Smoked Salt is your new go-to for bold flavor addition in Lafayette Spices online store. Wonderful finishing salt on meats, fish, vegetables, and so much more!