Grey Sea Salt (Sel Gris Marin)
Coarse “Sel Marin” or Grey Sea Salt, available in various pack sizes, is a chef’s most valuable cooking salt. The Grey Sea Salt is harvested in the early summer mornings from the bottom of our clay lined salt marches.
The clay lining our salt beds, unique to the Island of Ré, is rich in natural mineral nutrients. Our traditional method of cultivation and harvesting infuses the salt with this clay, which gives its light grey color and an abundance of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, silica hydride, a unique antioxidant, and traces of natural iodine. This makes for the best tasting grey sea salt with the highest health benefits available.
An example of one of nature’s best innovations, this salt is made to be consumed in the same way that it is harvested: natural and unrefined. Our salts are not processed, washed nor bleached, preserving all the natural & authentic flavors and benefits of each crystal.
Use this salt in any cooking preparation: marinades, rubs, soups, sauces, roasting, grilling, sautéing, baking… for every cooking adventure!
Take a look at the video to see how the salt is made or read on.
Isle of Ré
Situated 3 km off the Atlantic coast of France, the Isle of Ré is an island paradise known for its pristine beaches, lush forests and untouched wilderness. Restricted car access, construction & pollution control, large wildlife and natural protected areas, the impressive environmental protection efforts on the Isle of Ré make for the ideal location for harvesting all natural sea salts of the highest quality. Since 1984, Esprit du Sel has been revitalising the “Saunier” vocation, bringing back a 12th century harvesting tradition. By restoring and protecting the salt marshes, Esprit du Sel re-established the artisan trade of salt harvesting on the Isle of Ré. Commercialising the Fleur de Sel and Grey Sea Salt, as well as a number of other sea salt products for over twenty years, Esprit du Sel has three established boutiques on the island, and has its salts available worldwide.