Flor de sal, or "flower of salt" is a hand-harvested sea salt produced by scraping the top layer of salt before it sinks to the bottom of the salt pan. Because no industrial methods or additives are used, O-Med's Flor de Sal has a higher content of natural minerals like iodine, iron and calcium and a lower concentration of sodium chloride than many other options on the market. O-Med Flor de Sal enriches dishes with its delicate salinity. It dissolves easily and is a great finishing salt for salads, seafood, meat and even dessert - consider serving ice cream drizzled with O-Med Extra Virgin Olive Oil and topped with flor de sal.
Owned and operated by the Garcia-Casas family in Acula, Andalusia, in southern Spain, O-Med have been harvesting their own olive trees for four generations and producing extra virgin olive oil for two. In 2005 they purchased a mill in order to produce the highest quality olive oil possible by controlling each step of the process from olive groves to mill to bottle. O-Med produces early harvest EVOO in order to preserve the best organoleptic properties in the oils. As farmers, sustainability is of foremost importance to O-Med where solar power and an incinerator which burns the olive pits produce 40% of the mill's energy needs. O-Med is a founding member of QvExtra, a seal which certifies quality level is higher than current legislative requirements.