This is the traditional salt used in Hawaii to season dishes. It is all-natural and rich in the trace minerals found in seawater. It was traditionally used to cleanse, purify and bless tools, canoes, homes, and temples for centuries in many of the traditional Hawaiian ceremonies.
In the 19th century, Hawaiians began producing large amounts of alaea salt using the salt-making techniques they learned from the Europeans and became a leading supplier to fishermen in the Pacific Northwest for curing salmon.
Alaea salt gets its unusual color from the volcanic baked alaea red clay that is found in Hawaii. Valuable minerals enrich the salt and make it even healthier. It is milder than most table salts and it combines with soups and sauces well. Alaea is wonderful for grilling meats – red clay seals in moisture and adds flavor.
Produced in Hawaii
3.52 oz /100g glass jar
96% sea salt, 4% alaea clay