Benefits of Guérande salt
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TRADYSEL salt is 100% natural. It contains all the benefits of the sea, including:
- Trace elements
This condiment of marine origin contributes to the good balance of the organism. The methods for storing and processing fleur de sel and gray sea salt TRADYSEL make it possible to preserve the nutritional and natural qualities of sea salt.
Health authorities in many countries recommend a reduction in salt consumption, however it should be noted that we are talking about refined salt here. This does not apply to sea salt. Indeed, Guérande salt is a concentrate of seawater and contains a lower proportion of sodium chloride.
TRADYSEL salt producers recommend a reasonable consumption of their salt. The many followers of Guérande salt are assured of consuming a natural salt, unrefined and rich in minerals and trace elements beneficial to health on a daily basis.
Les bienfaits du sel de Guérande
For cooking, Guérande salt is the most appreciated by cooks and great chefs in France and abroad. It can be used with a wide variety of dishes and preparations.
A cooking salt can be dissolved for cooking food, vegetables, fish, pasta or rice; for this we use coarse salt or grey sea salt. To obtain a heterogeneous salting in small drops of water or grains which melt on your tongue, this salt must readily melt, which is the case with TRADYSEL coarse salt.
Coarse grey salt is also extremely suitable for an unusual cooking method: cooking in a salt crust. This consists of enclosing fish, poultry or vegetables in a mixture made of damp coarse salt, egg whites and sometimes herbs. Cooking is on a medium heat in the oven, for at least one hour, to give an unparalleled moistness and concentration of flavours. TRADYSEL grey sea salt (link to product) is recommended for this type of cooking.
Table salt must include these two characteristics to excite the flavours of food on the tongue. Taste comes via the taste buds, but if you eat a salt which does not melt, or is hard, it won’t have a taste effect. TRADYSEL fine salt is suitable for this use.
Finally, when you want to taste the texture and softness of sea salt melting delicately in your mouth, it is true TRADYSEL flower of salt, which will sublime your cooking. You will find recipe ideas on our COOKING WITH GUERANDE SALT pages to discover the multiple uses for TRADYSEL Guérande salt.
Eating Guérande salt rather than refined salt meets our need for seasoning food whilst preserving us from the harm of certain refined products, recognised as being potentially dangerous for health in he long term.
In the salt marshes, the salt’s composition varies with the brine’s composition. The mother waters, in the dead end where the salt crystallises, change over the season, as the concentration of different cations increases up to saturation. At the end of good seasons, magnesium can be crystallised for example.
When a salt crystallises over a long period of time, it becomes hard and pure. When the crystallisation is recent, the grain is crumbly, porous and moist. The other elements contained in the moisture are trapped when it dries.
Guérande salt also contains extreme halophile (salt-loving) micro-organisms (link to glossary), which contribute to its colour and aroma. The dunaliela salina is a micro algae which gives the characteristic pink colour to the mother waters, feeds artemias, which themselves give the rose colour to salmon and flamingos.
Storage and transformation methods for TRADYSEL flower of salt and grey sea salt enable the natural, nutritional qualities of the sea salt to be preserved.
Health authorities in many countries recommend a reduction in salt consumption, however, it must be noted that they are talking about refined salt. This is not the same as sea salt. Guérande salt is a concentration of sea water, and contains less sodium chloride.
TRADYSEL salt producers recommend a reasonable consumption of their salt. Connaisseurs of Guérande salt can be assured that they are eating a natural, unrefined salt, rich in minerals and oligo-elements beneficial for everyday health.