Alaea clay is a volcanic byproduct. When sea salt is evaporated it mixes with this clay that gets its color from high amounts of iron oxide. The result is a salt that has a slight flavor of clay and metal. It might sound off-putting, but the flavor is extremely pleasant. It’s a perfect finishing salt for root vegetables, white fish, and pork.
Red salt is essentially the same as pink salt, but pink salt has less of the alaea clay. The result is less mineral in flavor allowing the salt itself to shine. Less clay also means less moisture, so the salt won’t melt. Instead, it stays rocky and shatters in a satisfying way when bitten into.
Pink and red Hawaiian salts are also becoming very popular for use in confections. Often, it is paired with chocolate to intensify the bitter and sweet flavors.
|Ingredients||Sea salt, alaea (baked hawaiian red clay).|
|Basic Preparation||No preparation necessary, ready to use as is.|
|Recommended Applications||This product can be used as a gorgeous finishing spice or used as a rub. Coarsely ground, the large salt crystals add an earthy depth to any application. Lightly sprinkle on vegetables, salads or rub onto grilled or roasted dishes for a complex flavor.|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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