Flor de Sal USA Announces the Availability of Necton S.A.’s Gourmet Flor de Sal Across the Nation at Crate and Barrel Retail Locations

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Flor de Sal USA announces that their products will now be available at Crate and Barrel locations nationwide.

Flor de Sal USA announces that their products will now be available at Crate and Barrel locations nationwide.

“We’re excited and honored for our Flor de Sal to be placed amongst all of the products that Crate and Barrel has to offer to their customers, giving their customers the chance to enhance their great dining experience with a great salt,” said Marco Pinheiro, Managing Partner of Flor de Sal USA.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this wonderful salt to our customers. We’re always looking for unique ways to affect the aesthetic of our customers dining and entertaining experience,” stated Sandy Kortright, Sr. Buyer for Crate and Barrel.

About Flor de Sal USA:

Located in Seattle, WA, Flor de Sal USA was started in the summer of 2004 with the goal of bringing Necton’s award winning salts to the U.S. marketplace, with plans to work directly with Necton to develop additional nature-based products which spring forth from the salt pans of the Ria Formosa Natural Park in southern Portugal.

Additional information on the products can be found at http://www.flordesal.net, and by contacting Flor de Sal USA by phone at (206) 407-3882.

About Necton’s Products:

After the winter rains have ceased, and the birds have begun their journeys back north, the salt pans (salinas) of the Belamandil, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the European coastline, are ready to be harvested. During the summer months, weather permitting -- an absence of rainfall and a dry wind from the north -- the salinas are worked by local artisans, salt harvesters (marnotos). The marnotos, on a daily basis, skim the delicate crystals forming on the top of the salt pan by hand, with the same wooden implements that have been used for millennia. The resulting brilliantly white sea salt -- Flor de Sal – literally "the flower of salt" – also known as Fleur de Sel - is a light, crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth salt that maintains all the micronutrients naturally found in ocean water and has been described by many as having hints of sweetness and creaminess, without any of the harshness commonly associated with regular table salt.

Necton’s Traditional Sea Salt (Sal Marinho Tradicional), similar to Flor de Sal, is harvested by hand, but only after the salt crystals have settled on the bottom of the salina. Every three weeks, the marnotos, using similar implements and techniques as with Flor de Sal, exercise great care in harvesting Sal Marinho Tradicional. These crystals, along with Flor de Sal, are placed in piles beneath the Algarve sun, where they are naturally dried, and then sent off for packaging, with no additional processing taking place.


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