The harvesting of Fleur de Sel took place for centuries in the famous French salines of Guérande in Brittany. FARMLINK has implemented the same exacting techniques and methodology in Kampot from 2012 onwards with great success. All operations are manual, from the cultivation to the final cleaning. The quality of KADODE Kampot Fleur de Sel is beyond our wildest expectations. There are only a few Salt production sites in the world have the perfect weather conditions needed to produce a great Fleur de Sel.
The extraction of sea salt is based on a natural process of concentration of salt by sea salt evaporation until its final crystallization. The saline of Kampot are located at the south of the Kingdom of Cambodia, on the Gulf of Thailand. The salines of Kampot provide most of Cambodia’s own salt consumption. The sea water is drained through many canals and ponds until fully cleared of all unwanted residues. It finally gets to the last ponds of the saline with the slightest water depth.
This is where the harvest of salt and the fine Fleur de Sel can finally take place. As the water evaporates, the salt concentration rises from 25mg per liter to 300mg per liter. Such a concentration guarantees that no bacteria can survive nor as any form of life.
The Fleur de Sel forms at the surface of the basin for a short while. It can only be harvested manually by the sea workers using a special rake, due to its fragile crystalline texture. For every kilo of Fleur de Sel, 30 kg of regular sea salt are produced.
Fleur de sel production techniques
The harvest of fleur de sel took place for centuries in the famous French saline of Guérande in French Brittany. FARMLINK has implemented the same exacts techniques in Kampot in 2012 for the first time with great success. All operations are manual, from the crop to the final cleaning. The quality of Kampot Fleur de Sel KADODE is beyond expectations. Only few Salt production sites in the world have the weather conditions needed to produce a great Fleur de Sel.