Gnosis’s Fleur de Sel bar is a salty-sweet experience created by your very own blogger, Sarah! It combines two types of salt. The first kind, Fleur de Sel, is mixed through the bar; the second kind, Himalayan Crystal salt is sprinkled on the outside of the bar.
Fleur de Sel, naturally moist, and so fine it requires no grinding is harvested completely without any machinery. Compared with table salt's two minerals, fleur de sel has 92, including potassium, magnesium, and calcium! The crystals are hand-harvested by artisan salt workers in France, called paludiers, whose method of skimming the top of the salt marsh with rakes traces back 1000 years. The salt dries naturally by sun and wind.
The Himalayan Crystal Salt is pink and mined in India out of rock. This salt is very mineral-rich: 84 minerals trapped inside the crystal matrix structure! These crystals are small enough to be able to penetrate the human cells in a form that can be easily assimilated and metabolized by the body.
Historically, sea and rock salt were well known to the ancient Greeks who noted that eating salty food affected basic body functions such as digestion and excretion. They began to use the salt medically. Hippocrates frequently made use of salt in healing, he mentions inhalation of steam from salt-water; we know today that the anti-inflammatory effects of inhaled salt provide relief from respiratory symptoms. 20000 years ago, Greek medicine had already discovered topical use of salt for skin lesions, drinking salty or mineralized waters for digestive troubles and inhaling salt for respiratory diseases! I think they may have worshiped Gnosis’ Fleur de Sel bar!
So to review, salt helps with digestion, is a strong natural antihistamine, and is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps. Try this awesome flavor for yourself, and enjoy the way the salt intensifies all of the cacao flavor!