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.







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