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.
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.
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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 HIMALYAN 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