The word "Afrina" is the local name for what is known as the Salt Flower or Fleur-de-sel. Afrina is produced only in the salt pans of Messolonghi, as here there are suitable climatic and soil conditions (shallow sea, minimal ripples, moderate winds, bottom without slopes). A thin crust of the first salt is created on the surface of the aloe vera. Slowly, with the wind, this crust will be carried away and will be deposited like foam on the sides of the hawthorns (hence the local name "afrina"). Then, when this foam dries, it is collected exclusively by hand by specialized woodworkers; an age-old technique known to those who collect it. The afrina is the first harvest of the saltines: as soon as it is finished, the collection of salt will begin.
It is the purest form of salt and has a completely different taste from salt. The afrina is sweeter with a less intense salty taste and, for this reason, is well known and sought after by confectioners. Its crystals are crunchy and aromatic, creating bursts of taste in the mouth.It is the ideal spice for raw foods and salads, while a few puff pastry crystals a few minutes before the end of cooking, will take off the taste without drying the meat. Awarded with a Silver Medal of Quality at the Olymp Awards 2018 competition.
It is a 100% natural product with great nutritional value, as it contains 96 minerals and trace elements in ideal proportions.