Fleur de sel, which means "flower of salt" in French, is procured by hand harvesting young salt crystals that form naturally on the top layer of evaporation ponds. This particular tube of Fleur de Sel is part of William Bounds' collection of gourmet salts from around the world. Because fleur de sel is a moist salt, it retains its natural crunch when used as a finisher on foods with a high moisture content, such as salads or fresh tomatoes. Fleur de sel is also excellent for seasoning steak or fresh grilled fish, and makes a delicious (if unexpected!) compliment to chocolate and caramel. 4.5 oz tube.