As its name implies, Redmond RealSalt® is-well, real salt. "Real salt, as opposed to what?" Very simply, RealSalt® as opposed to the so-called "salt" most people unsuspectingly use. It may surprise many people, but in its natural form, salt is not sparkly white or free flowing. Actually, the "table salt" and many sea salts most people are familiar with have been bleached, refined, and mixed with anti-caking agents and iodine. Many so-called "table salts" also contain sugar, in the form of dextrose-meant to cover or disguise an otherwise harsh and bitter flavor. In fact, a quick glance at the ingredients label on most "table salt" products might surprise you! In addition to sodium chloride, you'll probably find calcium silicate or sodium silicoaluminate, dextrose, and potassium iodide.
By contrast, Redmond RealSalt® is real salt-unrefined and natural-free from any additives or chemicals of any kind.
What are the Colored Specks in RealSalt?
RealSalt's unique "pinkish" appearance and flecks of color come from more than 50 natural trace minerals, including iodine. By contrast, other so-called "table salts" are white because of bleaching and refining.
Does RealSalt Come From Utah's Great Salt Lake?
No! RealSalt® does NOT come from Utah's Great Salt Lake. RealSalt® comes from an ancient salt deposit near the small town of Redmond, Utah, more than 150 miles south of the Great Salt Lake.
Is RealSalt Sea Salt?
Yes! During the earth's dinosaur era, a sea covered much of what is now North America. Over time the water in this sea evaporated, leaving the salt in a vast deposit in central Utah. A range of volcanoes erupted around the ancient seabed, sealing the salt and trace minerals from modern pollutants.
Is RealSalt® Different Than Other Sea Salts?
Absolutely! And 35,000 chefs agree! In a professional taste test of top gourmet natural salts, RealSalt® was deemed the Best of Show and Gold Medal winner by professional chefs of the American Tasting Institute. However, don't just take our word for it. We encourage you to experience the RealSalt® difference yourself!
Take the RealSalt® taste test...First taste RealSalt®, then try any other salt. The difference will amaze you!
What are the Health Benefits of Salt?
"[S]odium is crucial for maintaining the health of every cell in the human system. It permeates the fluid between cells (often called the ‘extracellular fluid') and potassium exists mainly on the inside of the cells (in the ‘intracellular fluid')...If either of these minerals is deficient or in excess, cell permeability becomes compromised and the health of all the cells suffers.
Besides being a component of extracellular fluid that bathes every living cell, sodium is important in two other ‘salty oceans' in the body-our blood and our lymphatic fluid. It is also necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid, the digestive enzyme secreted by the stomach in order to digest protein. Along with potassium, sodium is required for the proper functioning of our nerves and the contraction of our muscles...
With the many crucial roles sodium plays, it's clear that if we had no sodium, we would cease to exist." ²
Gittleman also notes that "[R]educing sodium too much can be just as harmful as consuming large amounts of it. Too little can cause spasms, poor heart rhythms, sudden death and even increase the risk of heart attack in hypertensive patients."
June 26, 2010 at 3:04 am
I tried this salt hoping for the best, and that I got! Was happy to find no bite, I use less than with regular salt and the food tastes better. It's a keeper!
September 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm
You will taste a difference in your food using this salt. I just ordered more- this is all I'll ever use from here on out.
Frances S. Adams
May 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm
I just learned about Ormus water and I use realsalt in it ,naturally,I have used realsalt for the last 13 years and loved it for my cells sake but never as much as now. Thank you.
November 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm
This is the salt I use in recipes, where the salt gets mixed in. I like knowing I'm using a salt full of goodness.I know this is tasty because I caught my 7 yr old eating this salt (taking pinches of salt & dropping it in her mouth) she has never done that with my other plain white salt. I asked her what it tasted like and she replied, 'sugar'. I tried it & I wouldn't say it tastes like sugar but maybe I got a bigger pinch of salt.It does not smell like iodized salt. It doesn't quite smell like white sugar. Don't worry, it is NOT fragrant. The smell is not something I notice, when using it, I have to make a point to smell it...which I did for this review.
January 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm
I just purchased this and it delicious I'm using less with more flavor!