Size 155 mm Its purported health benefits notwithstanding, gourmets often portray sea salt as being superior to ordinary table salt. Some researchers have cast doubt on the notion that most individuals can distinguish the flavor of sea salt from table salt when dissolved. However, in applications where sea salt's coarser texture is retained, it can provide different mouthfeel and changes in flavor due to its different rate of dissolution. Well-known sea salts include Hawaiian sea salt and fleur de sel (literally "flower of salt" in French). The latter is often considered to be the pinnacle of sea salts, enjoying a near-mythic aura as a result of its long history of production, price, the large amount of labor required to harvest it, and the small region from which it is produced.