Redmond Real Salt is an American brand of unrefined salt. It is mined from a salt deposit near Redmond, Utah.
Widely available, it's often recommended by nutritional medicine practitioners as an alternative to Celtic Sea Salt.
I love the fantastic taste of this unrefined salt. To compare it to the taste of refined salt--that's the table salt sold in the supermarket--well, there is no comparison. It leaves refined salt in the dust.
Fine Salt, one product of this brand, is available in a shaker and in bags. It is a little coarser than refined salt and comes in round multicolored particles.
It shakes onto food exactly like refined salt and dissolves just as easily. However, it is a lot healthier.
I particularly value it on popcorn, rice, and vegetables.
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 all the minerals except sodium chloride. Then other chemicals are added. Refined salt is inherently unhealthful and causes problems such as dehydration.
Unrefined salt, such as Redmond Salt, does not. Why? It's because of those other minerals that remain along with the sodium.
It's labeled as 98.32% sodium chloride. Its published analysis shows some 60 macrominerals and trace minerals and that it is free of lead, mercury, and other contaminants.
It's labeled "not a dietary source of iodine" as required because they don't add potassium 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 it's considerably less expensive if you use a lot of salt.
You may want to use both salts, for different purposes, perhaps Redmond for popcorn and Celtic for steak.
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 labeled 10%; Redmond explains that all "food grade salt" is required to be at least 97% sodium chloride, that this is what they have found in other brands when tested, and that other brands change the analysis by including more water in their samples.
Real Salt 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 in natural food stores and some grocery stores; it's available online at Redmond Real Salt and at Amazon and other online retailers.
Continue on to read more about the benefits of unrefined salt.
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