Fleur de Sel means salt flower, because the sea salt is set off from the water like very delicate flowers on the surface in strong heat and wind. This thin layer is then carefully skimmed off the water surface by hand and marketed untreated. This makes Fleur de Sel precious, which is reflected in the price. However, since the seasoning power is strong, only a small pinch is needed for seasoning. Fleur de Sel has a slightly coarser grain and feels slightly moist when taken out of the can with your fingertips. Fleur de Sel differs in taste from salt from saltworks because it has a fine taste of the sea. Fleur de Sel is mainly exported from the Algarve and Brittany.