MANNA SEA SALT
Manna Fleur De Sel
“Flower of Salt”
- Until recently sea salt was considered a basic commodity – sea salt was just salt!
- Now however, gourmet chefs, in homes and in restaurants, have learned to appreciate and distinguish between the distinctive qualities of the many varieties of gourmet salts and the ways these salts enhance the flavors and finish of foods.
- Manna Indonesia proudly introduces to the world a centuries-old tradition of handcrafted salt production by Artisan Bali salt farmers (Tedjakula, Bali).
– Filtered sea salts in coconut tree logs are evaporated by exposure to the tropical sun rays
and winds of the North Sea.
– This unique method absorbs the bitterness of the salty sea water, resulting in salt crystals
with a subtle hint of sweetness.
– The first layer of salt crystals formed inside the tree log is harvested by hand as ‘Fleur de
Sel’. These crystals contain more minerals than common table salt.
– Due to its relative scarcity and its labor-intensive production, Fleur de Sel can only be
harvested in 3 months of the year (August, September & October), thus considered asone of the most expensive & good quality salts.
The Story of Tedjakula Salt Farmers:
- Once a poor community of salt farmers, located on the North Coast of Bali, the people of Tedjakula can barely afford education for their children.
- About 100 farmers in Tedjakula have been producing sea-salt using techniques going back hundreds of years.
- Tedjakula sea-salt is famous for the high-quality crystals and high mineral content.
- A laboratory test, conducted in 2005, revealed that Tedjakula sea-salt was among the highest quality in Indonesia, containing minerals like calcium.
- Despite the time and energy-consuming work, Tedjakula salt farmers remained poor and helpless until new hope was brought in.
- Manna Indonesia joined hands to sell the sea-salt produced
from Tedjakula village directly to domestic & export market. One of company’s objectives is to improve the living conditions of local sea-salt farmers.