Redmond Real Salt is an American brand of unrefined salt. It is mined from a salt deposit near Redmond, Utah.
It is widely available and often recommended by nutritional medicine practitioners as a second choice to Celtic Sea Salt.
I love the fantastic taste of this salt. There is no comparison to the taste of refined salt (the table salt sold in the supermarket).
Finely Ground, one product of this brand, is available in a shaker and in bags. It is coarser than refined salt, in round multicolored particles.
I particularly value it on popcorn, rice, and vegetables. It of course dissolves easily, and shakes onto food exactly like refined salt.
However, it is a lot healthier.
Even in health food stores, most "sea salt" is really refined salt. If the label doesn't say that a salt is unrefined, you can assume it is refined.
Refined salt is purified in an industrial process that removes the minerals that nature developed to accompany the sodium. Then other chemicals are added. Refined salt is inherently unhealthful and causes problems such as dehydration.
Unrefined salt, such as Redmond Salt, does not.
It's labeled as 98.32% sodium chloride. Its published analysis shows 52 macrominerals and trace minerals (including sodium and chloride) and that it is free of lead, mercury, and other contaminants.
Although labeled "not a dietary source of iodine," its label also reports a 10% daily value of iodine from 1/4 teaspoon salt.
It is approximately half the cost of Celtic Sea Salt; so considerably less expensive if you use a lot of salt. You may want to use both salts, for different purposes.
Real Salt is more finely ground, which you may prefer for some uses.
It contains a little less than 2% other minerals, compared to Celitc's 10%. Yet it is acceptably healthful, according to most nutritional medicine practitioners.
I actually prefer it to Celtic salt, despite that it is not as "premium."
It is available online:
and in many grocery stores and natural food stores.
To read more about the benefits of unrefined salt, continue here.
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