Real Salt is salt exactly as nature made it – and the best-selling sea salt in America’s health food stores. Recommended by medical professionals, fitness experts, and world-class chefs for its unique flavor and unrefined mineral content, Real Salt will make everything you eat taste better.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT REAL SALT
Millions of years ago an ancient ocean covered what is now the Western United States. As the earth shifted and ocean waters retreated beneath the surface, the Real Salt deposit formed into a massive, underground mountain of crystalized salt protected from erosion by a layer of volcanic ash.
AS NATURE INTENDED
We bring Real Salt to you exactly as nature created it: nothing added, nothing taken away. Real Salt is preferred by chefs for its delicious, subtle flavor and recommended by experts because of the unrefined minerals.
BRING OUT THE FLAVOR
Compared to typical sea salt, Real Salt has a smoother flavor profile – a subtle, salty sweetness that naturally enhances the flavor of every bite. Real Salt doesn’t make your food taste like salt, it enhances the flavors on your plate.
HOW TO USE IT
Use it just like you would a typical table salt.
Real Salt Ancient Fine Salt is Redmond's most popular grain size and can be used in any recipe or on top of any meal. When in doubt, opt for Fine Salt.Real Salt Recipes Here
DOES REAL SALT EXPIRE?
Real Salt never expires. Real Salt doesn't expire, because natural salt without additives doesn't ever go bad.
Food only spoils when fungal, bacterial, yeast, or other microbial growth takes place. All of these require water. Salt doesn’t contain water, so it doesn’t support microbial growth, meaning it won’t spoil. In fact, salt is actually used as a preservative for other foods, like meat.
If you’ll notice, we said that natural salt without additives won’t go bad. Refined table salt (the pure white stuff you probably grew up using) will go bad. That's not because of the salt, though. It’s because of the additives. Iodine and anti-caking agents degrade over time, reducing the shelf life of processed salt to about five years.
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL SALT AND HIMALAYAN SALT?
These salts have slight differences in taste and big differences in geography.
Real Salt and Himalayan salts have a lot in common. Both are harvested from ancient salt deposits that were created long before there were any modern pollutants. And geologically, the Himalayan deposit is very similar to the Real Salt deposit, since they both contain a full spectrum of minerals. Both Himalayan salts and Real Salt are considered crystal salts too.
There is, however, a slight difference in flavor between the two. Real Salt is a tad sweeter, while Himalayan is a bit earthier. The biggest difference between Real Salt and Himalayan salt, though, is geography— Real Salt is mined in Utah and Himalayan salt is mined in Pakistan. That means, if you live in the U.S. (or anywhere in North America, for that matter), Real Salt is the more sustainable option, since it means less miles from mine to table.
Unrefined Sea Salt
"Salt is salt, right? Not anymore!!! I have tried a few different gourmet and specialty salts over the years, but never found anything I would go out of my way to purchase again. That changed today! I guess it is the minerals that give Real Salt its unique flavor??? Whatever it is, I am hooked! My order arrived today and I used it on some roasted broccoli florets! Delicious! Can't wait to try it in more of my recipes!"WALT
"Delicious and satisfying. I have to credit this salt for flavoring my food better than the generic salt I’ve been using. Even my kids notice. Especially sprinkled on fresh cucumbers— so good!"KATHERINE LETELLIER
"I never thought salt could taste so good! I have never really thought that salt had a flavor other than salty but Redmond’s salt is so good! It give a wonderful depth to everything and is especially good on popcorn! I have all the varieties and will never go without again."JODEE MORANO
"Love it. Simple, clean, tasty salt! All the minerals your need! Ethical practices brings comfort knowing where and what goes in my body! Thank you!!"AMBER
REAL SALT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I love the easy pour bags.. Not a huge fan of the shaker salt containers.
I love the 3 options but it never seems to seal if you turn it upside down salt always come out!
Approved my natural path Doctor
I believe the minerals in the salt have been very beneficial to the leg cramps that used to plague me. I rarely have them any more and it was a nightly occurence before I switched salt.
Love this salt and all the benefits it gives you