What is sole? Make sole using high quality salt - Amanprana Khoisan fleur de sel
In days gone by the Celts used to make a solution of rainwater and sea salt, a brine they called sole, which is the Celtic word for sun. Sea salt (fleur de sel) is created by the sun and water working together, with the salt left behind as the water evaporates. This means that the sun plays a crucial role in creating the high quality salt.
What is the water of life - sole?
Sole is also called the water of life or ur-water and consists of a concentrated salt solution in water. It's much saltier than sea water (sea water has a salt content of around 3.5%, while sole stands at 26.5%) and any salt left over when making sole - which is not dissolved in water - can be used to make the next batch.
Why use Fleur de sel instead of table salt to make sole?
Don't use table salt when making sole, use high-quality fleur de sel instead. Khoisan fleur de sel is harvested in a very different manner to table salt. Table salt is refined, with the many nutrients removed so that all it contains is sodium chloride and sometimes added iodine. Khoisan fleur de sel is unprocessed and is the true salt that can be found on the Khoisan saltpans in South Africa. It is not subjected to factory processing so it still contains all the goodness that nature has to offer
How do you make sole with Amanprana Khoisan fleur de sel?
Please note: because sole is 7 to 8 times saltier than seawater, it should not be drunk neat. Always dilute it with sufficient water.
What you need to make sole with Amanprana Khoisan fleur de sel
- Amanprana Khoisan fleur de sel
- Water (use water of the best quality, such as Pineo)
- A glass bottle or a glass jar (we use the Amanprana Eco-respekt bottle)
1. You will need a glass bottle and the Amanprana Khoisan fleur de sel
2. Fill about ¼ of the bottle with fleur de sel
3. Fill the bottle with good quality water and shake well
4. Let the solution settle. Most of the salt will be dissolved in the water, but whatever remains will sink to the bottom
5. Add 1 teaspoon of sole to a glass of water
Tips for using sole
- If you keep your bottle of sole in a dark and cool spot it can be kept indefinitely
- Start and end your day with a teaspoon of sole in a glass of lukewarm water.
- If you don't like the taste at first, you can slowly increase the dosage so that you become accustomed to it
- Sole can also be used to water your plants. Add a teaspoon of sole to a litre of water to spoil your plants and make them very happy indeed!
- Harvested in South Africa
- The only sea salt filtered through a 2,0000 m natural underground barrier
- Fair trade
- Harvested by hand
- Adds finesse to your dishes