The Mitica® Flor de Sal comes from the newly formed crystals of salt that float on the surface of salt pans before falling to the bottom. This particular product hails from hectares of salt marshes in the Castro Marim Nature Reserve in the Algarve, Portugal. Hand-harvested, sun-dried sea salt has a far greater variety of mineral salts than plain, purified sodium chloride, some of them in high quantity, like magnesium, iron, and calcium. It also contains many micronutrients that get washed out of mechanical salt along with the other impurities that machines introduce. It crumbles at a touch and melts on the tongue. 1/5kg bag, 10/14.1oz bags