Natural Salt Crystals
Fleur de sel (also known as “flower of salt”) is renowned as the caviar of salt, due to its rarity and its properties: it crystallizes on the surface of the water, under the action of the sun and the wind. It is rougher, larger and damper than common salt. Opaque white in color, it is free from preservatives and anti-thickening agents. Moreover, it has a lower sodium chloride level and a lower salting potency.
It is only formed on hot, windy days and patiently harvested by hand by the women of the local villages.
Fleur de sel is ideal for use in pastries because it has a very delicate taste that brings out the flavour of the ingredients. Its purity makes it suitable for those with heart conditions and those on a low-salt diet. It is a wonderful addition to raw meat, fish and cooked or steamed vegetables.
What makes Sambava spices special?
The spices are grown by local suppliers who are meticulously monitored so that they meet strict quality standards. The packaging is made exclusively from natural materials, because a commitment to the environment is taken very seriously, and is designed to preserve the spices' aromas and flavors intact. Sambava Épices offers only the highest quality products that encapsulate the fragrances and essences of the pristine island of Madagascar.
Sambava Épices S.a.r.l. is a Madagascar-based company, based in the island capital of Antananarivo: it uses small, carefully chosen Malagasy producers with the aim of offering excellent spices, preserving the territory, the originality of the raw materials and the well-being of the employees. The selection and taste of the products are of exceptional quality, selecting only the best spices available on the island.