About the Salt

Why is the salt a reddish tint?  This is often the basis for all questions about the salt.  It is red because during the harvesting process 'Alaea is added to the salt.  This gives it a slight orange/brown tint to the salt which is completely tasteless and it doesn't smell either.  By adding 'Alaea it significantly increases the health benefits of this salt.  'Alaea is composed of over 80 different minerals that no other salts provide. 

Regular over the counter table salt is one of the worst things for you! It is mined from large natural sea salt deposits underground where they take the natural salt and basically take out everything that is good, and are left with Sodium Chloride (table salt). This is ideal for melting snow and other industrial uses all which leave eating it a minority.

In addition, Hawaiian 'Alaea Sea Salt tastes much better than any white salt, including the 'Fleur De Sel' French Sea salt. If you were to taste a few grains of the Fleur De Sel, it has a sharp salty edge, as do all white salts regardless of origin. If you were to try a few grains of Hawaiian 'Alaea Sea Salt, most people would say that it has a mellower, less salty taste.  Go to the samples page and try the salt in a convenient smaller sized salt jar if you still are not convinced this is the best salt.  We know you will like it, at least give it a try if you are debating a sample size.

Once you have obtained your Hawaiian Specialty Salt, and you still are not sure, put your old salt to the test!

Here is another taste test: with the sea salt, make a simple marinade of water and 1 teaspoon of Hawaiian 'Alaea Sea Salt. Take two similar sized pork chops and put one in the marinade and keep both of them in the refrigerator under sanitary conditions for 24 hours. The following dinner, cook both pieces the same way and compare the tenderness of the meat.

If our salt alone can make food this much better, just wait till you try our seasonings!

Why purchase salts from anywhere else?  We offer a better product at a better price.

 

Beware of "Sea salt" Labels

On the labels of many packaged food, in supermarkets as well as health food stores the name "sea salt" appears often. Reading this, we feel safe and reassured, thinking that when it comes to the salt part of the ingredients, all is fine...

 

But All Is Not Fine!

This supermarket or health food store "sea salt" has been totally refined. At its origin, it may have come from the sea, but:

1. it has been harvested mechanically from dirt or concrete basins with bulldozers and piped through metal conduits;
2. put through many degrading artificial processes;
3. heated under extreme heat levels in order to crack its molecular structure;
4. robbed of all of its essential minerals that are essential to our physiology;
5. further adulterated by chemical additives to make it free- flowing, bleached, and iodized.

 

To call what remains "sea salt" would be quite misleading.

In addition, harmful chemicals have been added to the processed, altered unnatural substance to mask and cover up all of the impurities it has. These added chemicals include free flowing agents, inorganic iodine, plus dextrose and bleaching agents.

All these things are why purchasing unrefined sea salt is so crucial. Read below:

 

One way to get your minerals.

Hawaiian 'Alaea Sea Salt contains unprocessed sea salt rich in natural minerals. 'Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt is non-processed and rich in trace minerals, all of which are found in sea water. Small amounts of harvested reddish Hawaiian clay ('Alaea) enriches the salt with Iron-Oxide.

 

'Alaea

The 'Alaea added to the salt is merely a tasteless and odorless additive to provide minerals for the human body. 'Alaea is basically baked Hawaiian red clay. (The 'Alaea is what turns the salt the red color.)

The modern salt making process:

Regular over the counter table salt is one of the worst things for you! It is mined from large natural sea salt deposits underground where they take the natural salt and basically take out everything that is good, and are left with Sodium Chloride (table salt). This is ideal for melting snow and other industrial uses all which leave eating it a minority. Eating too much refined salt can be hazardous to your health. However all the minerals your body needs are in sea salt, there is no need to worry about eating too much. Your body will use the minerals it needs and instead of trying hard to find more, as would be the case with regular refined salt, it just disposes of any excess it doesn't want. As a result, it really isn't bad at all for you. The bad salt is the store bought refined salt. All they try to do is make it look good and flow through a salt shaker. The makers of table salt do a good job at one thing, they remove the one thing that is good in salt! All of the minerals that were in it, approximately 84, only 2 remain.

 

Therefore you can eat unrefined Hawaiian sea salt with 'Alaea and not have to worry about it being bad for you!

 

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