Ses Salines is a small town in the southeast of Mallorca where there is a natural source of salt: a staple food in the Mediterranean diet.
Due to its purity and unique flavour, there are many cooks in Europe who use the Flor de Sal (Salt Flower) of Ses Salines in their cooking. The extraction of the salt, which takes place every year in August, is still carried out using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. Picking the salt is a common practice among the people of Ses Salines that is passed down from generation to generation.
The town of Ses Salines is known worldwide for its salt mine and many photographers use the extraordinary landscape for photo shoots.
The Flor de Sal is used in all the restaurants of the area that also act as agents.
You can taste the difference between a fish baked on a bed of ordinary salt and one cooked in Flor de Sal, likewise if you change your table salt for pa amb oli (a typical Majorcan dish that consists of bread with oil) you will notice the change in taste.
Don’t take our word for it, try it yourself and you will see what we mean.