French Gray Sea Salt
Hand-harvested French grey salt, also called sel gris and Celtic sea salt, is our everyday favorite of the Old World sea salts. It’s sold in crunchy flakes or as the powder-fine Velvet de Guerande. The gray color comes from mineral-rich clay on the bottom of the salt pan, where the moist crystals are raked up after the sun has evaporated the seawater. Use it as a finishing salt; sprinkle on salads and even atop caramel and chocolate treats.