I was recently given the opportunity to do a review on Redmond’s Real Salt. Kimberly, over at Redmond Trading Company, was so sweet to send me not only their salt to try, but a full-size container of each of their seasonings as well. Onion Salt, Garlic Salt and Seasoning Salt.
What is Real Salt?
Real Salt comes from an ancient sea bed in Central Utah. It is brought to you in its natural state – without additives, chemicals or heat processing of any kind. Real Salt’s pinkish appearance and flecks of color come from more than 60 naturally occurring trace minerals.
It is harvested about 300 feet below the surface of the earth. They follow the veins of salt and harvest it by scraping the salt off the walls of the mine using carbide-tipped equipment.
Real Salt comes in 3 grades: fine, kosher and coarse. It has a sweet salty flavor that is very complex from all the minerals.
Is Salt Really Bad for Me?
“Salt is – and always has been – essential for optimal health. The human body is made up of 72% salt water and 28% mineral. We need salt and minerals to survive. It’s no wonder why, when admitted to any hospital, you are usually hooked up to an IV, which feeds saline solution (salt water) quickly into your body. So the question is not, “Should I be eating salt?” but rather, “What kind of salt should I be eating?” Because of the additives and lack of trace minerals, most salts are not good for you.” ~ Redmond Trading Company brochure.
Table salt is a manufactured form of sodium called sodium chloride. It is created by taking natural salt and cooking it at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the unprocessed salt is heated up to this temperature, it starts to lose the majority of the important elements that naturally occur. Store-bought iodized salts have synthetic chemicals added to them, including everything from iodide, sodium bicarbonate, fluoride, anti-caking agents, toxic amounts of potassium iodide and aluminum derivatives. It is white because they actually use bleach to make it look “clean”.
Natural salts are harvested with minimal processing, Naturally occurring salt is not white due to the mineral content.
Here is a video introduction to Real Salt. If you have a hard time viewing it within this blog post you can view it on their site here.
I had never been a big salt user, because white “table salt” just doesn’t cut it for me. And I guess somewhere in my mind I had given in to the hype about salt being bad for you.
But as soon I tasted Real Salt my world changed! I am in love with salt now and add it to nearly everything.
The Seasoning Salt is particularly fabulous on steaks! The cool thing is with Redmond’s you don’t ever have to worry about MSG or anything refined being added to their products like in other seasoning salts.
I use the fine grade when I’m adding in salt during cooking and use the kosher salt after I’ve served up my plate. I like to taste the salt and love the texture of the kosher.
Redmond Trading Company, the maker of Real Salt, has agreed to do a giveaway along with my review. One lucky winner will receive an Organic Seasoning Gift Box!
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