Dry, flaky crystals with a bright, sparkly saltiness. Flake salts appear naturally from solar or fire evaporation with pyramidal, flake, or layered parchment-like crystals. They typically have a lower number of trace minerals than fleur de sel or sel gris. Great for salting salads.
Impact: Crispy snap of intense but fleeting flavor.
Uses: Fresh vegetables; green salads; any dish where the full experience of salt’s most flamboyant texture or sensation is desired.