Sea Salt, Hawaiian Red (Coarse)
A holy salt of the ancient Hawaiian people, red hawaiian sea salt was mixed with alaea clay to achieve its distinctive red adobe color. This Alaea Red Hawaiian Sea Salt Mix was religiously used to purify homes, canoes, tools, and the occasional fish.
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.
Alaea Red Hawaiian Sea Salt is also becoming very popular for use in confections. Often, it is paired with chocolate to intensify the bitter and sweet flavors.
|Ingredients||Natural pacific sea salt, premium baked Hawaiian red Alaea clay.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Recommended Applications||The Red Hawaiian Sea Salt is traditionally used for Hawaiian cuisine, imparting an earthy and subtle flavor. Great when added to pork, fish, chicken, or vegetables, this sea salt also adds a beautiful color and great texture to any dish.|
|Handling / Storage||To be stored in a cool, dry place.|
|Shelf Life||4 years|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|