✔ Raw, unprocessed
✔ Fairtrade & filtered naturally
✔ Natural source of minerals, electrolytes & trace elements
✔ Subtle, refined flavour
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Not all salts are the same and you can instantly recognise Khoisan fleur de sel by its crystal structure and snow-white colour. Khoisan fleur de sel has a subtle, harmonic flavour.
On South Africa’s west coast, where Khoisan fleur de sel is harvested, some 95% of the crystallising salt in salterns sinks to the bottom, which is then turned into sea salt. But when conditions are perfect – i.e. when the South African summer sun is at its hottest – then 5% of the salt crystallises on the surface of the water into beautiful ‘flowers of salt’ (fleur de sel). Before that layer of salt can sink to the bottom, these rare and valuable floating crystals are collected by hand, producing a mere 1 kg per 35 square meters.
Khoisan Salt Trading is a small family-run company with a fulltime staff of around 13 people, all of whom receive a fair salary that is well above the South African minimum wage. During harvesting season the company takes on another 10 workers.
The company has a Fair Trade Fund, which pays for the tuition fees for the fulltime staff's children and covers educational programmes on interaction with other staff, health and safety.
Consequently, when you choose to use Amanprana Khoisan fleur de sel, you are not only choosing more vitality but you are also contributing to the improvement of the harvesters' life quality.
Khoisan fleur de sel is filtered naturally. On South Africa’s west coast, where Khoisan fleur de sel is harvested, the ocean waters are filtered through an underground 2,000 meter barrier of limestone, quartz and shell beds. This permeable layer of the earth (known as an aquifer) naturally filters the seawater, which is pumped up into shallow salt pans where it receives its life force, solar energy and regenerative properties.
Himalayan salt has been underground for thousands of years, in the second-largest salt mine in the world, where the salt is acquired by use of explosives. Celtic sea salt is salt like sel gris and its grey colour comes from the clay beds into which it is pumped.
The power of Khoisan fleur de sel can be found in its deacidifying properties, its electric conduction that creates communication between your cells. The salt gives you vitality and good health.
100% Khoisan fleur de sel