Celtic salt, also known as sel gris or grey salt, is a natural sea salt harvested from the coastal regions of France’s Celtic Sea. Unlike refined table salt, Celtic salt is hand-harvested using traditional methods dating back centuries. The salt is derived from seawater that is channeled into salt ponds, allowing the sun and wind to evaporate the water and leave behind the prized salt crystals. These crystals maintain their natural moisture and mineral content, giving Celtic salt its characteristic grey color and distinct flavor profile. Rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium, Celtic salt is believed to offer health benefits and enhance the taste of various dishes. Its coarse texture and unique taste make it a popular choice among chefs and health-conscious individuals alike.
French Grey Salt, most commonly known as Celtic salt, has become quite popular for it’s many nutrient and mineral properties. It is harvested from salt ponds along the Brittany Coast in France using only wooden rakes to maintain it’s distinct characteristics (tradition is that Celtic salt is never processed in any metallic container or equipment). While many seek it out for its claimed health benefits, it is also an excellent cooking salt and can be used at the table as well.
Celtic salt is naturally briny and damp. It gets it gray color from the clay lined tidal polls from which it is hand harvested. Like its pink Himalayan cousin, Celtic salt has numerous trace minerals which many credit with making it seem to taste saltier than table salt.
This Celtic salt is coarse and comes in a grinder or a convenient resealable bag, both are 4 ounces.