Flor de sal algarve (medium) - sea salt-portugalthe 'caviar of salt' is harvested by hand in the algarve region; flor de sal is a delicate salt, with a delicious aroma. Flor de sal is collected in the portuguese salt gardens where the river ria formosa meets tavira in the algarve, by rui simeao, whose family has harvested flor de sal for five generations.the salt crystallizes on top of the salt pans and into a fine layer that looks like a flower. The delicious crystals can only form on hot sunny days, when there is no wind. It is only the first harvest of the pans, which makes it the true, premium quality flor de sal.the result is a pure white salt that is soft, as opposed to sharp, as well as being rich in minerals. The 'flower of salt' is highly favored by chefs and gourmet cooks the world over, as the exquisite bouquet enhances the taste and aroma of all food. Crumble it between the fingers and sprinkle it over good food. A favorite with gourmet chefs, flor de sal is the perfect finishing salt - sprinkle a little over a meal before eating. It is the icing on the cake.