Small artisan producers using traditional hand-harvesting methods
The structure of our sea salts contain both the granular (sal gris) and flake (flor de sal) crystals. This composition provides texture from the hollow crystals while the flakiness melts immediately on the palate to yield instantaneous taste.
As a result of extreme temperatures during salt season ranging in 100+ Fahrenheit degrees, crystals form instantaneously, creating hollow saline structures, a textural element that chefs appreciate. Furthermore, because of the temperature, the flor de sal flake is not separated but harvested as it forms. A combination of the granular and flake crystals creates a unique mouth feel while a rich balance of minerals and texture culminates in a salt crystal that is pleasing to the touch and palate.
As simple as this sounds the intricicies of crystal formation, tierra and mineral composition allow each chef to ehance their pursuit of culinary perfection. These characteristics vary with each salt in the world. The land, weather and of course the craft itself influences the end-result. Farmers that care for the land and their craft plays a vital role to the qaulity of the products. We at xroads Philippine Sea Salts® have gone to great lengths to partner with farmers that have the same vision – ensure the quality of sea salts that we offer is the best the Philippines has to offer.
Mild, Mineral-Rich Sea Salt
Ilocano Asin™ is a mild, mineral-rich sea salt. This is a moist, naturally white sea salt from the pure seawaters of Pangasinan. Wonderful bright, clean, crisp flavors powered by underlying minerals define this complex and well-balanced sea salt. Use for grilling, roasting and finishing to boost all foods from sweet to savory.
IA.5oz Nipa Box
Bold, Full-Bodied Sea Salt
Sugpo Asin™ is a bold, full-bodied sea salt, yet it wears its weight gracefully. This is a moist, naturally pink sea salt that originates from a sustainable dual crop system. Half the year the property is used as a shrimp farm – harvesting giant tiger prawns – the other half of the year, a salt farm. As a result of this farming method, the salt obtains a bold, briny flavor profile — a true flavor enhancer for fowl, fin and swine. Use for when you want that extra umpgh.
SA.5oz Nipa Box
xroads Philippine Sea Salts® Sonoma, CA 95476 (415) 425-6505