If you’ve read many of my recipes, you’ve probably seen me mention something called “Real Salt”. Real Salt is the name brand for the only type of salt that we’ve used in our house for the last six plus years. You may be wondering what the big deal is…isn’t salt, salt?
Unfortunately, most ordinary table salt is actually a refined food. It’s typically been bleached, chemically treated, and demineralized to make it look pretty and white. Then, to counteract the bitter flavor these processes produce, chemicals or even sugar are added, as well as anti-caking agents. You might want to check the label on your container of salt and see if there’s anything besides “salt” listed.
Salt is essential in our diets. We can’t live without it. It wasn’t until these refining processes were introduced that salt-related health issues (high blood pressure, etc.) began to appear. Our bodies have a difficult time with the salt when it’s been refined and is devoid of the trace minerals. Dr. Mercola recently posted an excellent article on salt that I highly recommend you read. Here’s a brief excerpt:
Ordinary table salt undergoes a great deal of processing between the factory and your grocer. It is approximately 97.5 percent sodium chloride and 2.5 percent chemicals such as iodine and moisture absorbents, dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This high heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt.
By contrast, unrefined salt is 84 percent sodium chloride and 16 percent other naturally occurring minerals, including many trace minerals like silicon, phosphorous and vanadium.
If you want your body to function properly, you need a balanced salt, complete with all-natural elements and free of pollutants…
The important point is, today’s ordinary table salt has nothing in common with natural sea salt.
Processed salt requires an enormous amount of energy for our body to attempt to metabolize, resulting in negative health consequences such as fluid retention, high blood pressure, arthritis, and more. The Real Salt website also addresses these issues and is a wealth of information.
So what makes Real Salt different?
Real Salt is harvested from an ancient seabed in Utah. It’s unrefined–no additives, chemicals, or heat processing of any kind–meaning it still contains all the trace minerals. This gives it a pinkish, flecked appearance and a unique “sweet salt” flavor that’s quite different from ordinary refined table salt. Our family is so used to the flavor that we dislike the strong, bitter flavor of ordinary table salt now. I buy Real Salt All-Natural Sea Salt in bulk and use it for all our cooking and seasoning needs. We’ve gotten frequent comments on it from guests who’ve wondered about it’s different look in our salt shaker….and everyone who’s tried it has been amazed at the flavor!
Recently my husband barbequed chicken for his extended family. Everyone raved about how wonderful it was and wanted to know his secret for seasoning it. He explained to them that the only seasoning he’d used had been Real Salt All-Natural Sea Salt. He even showed them the shaker and explained to them why it was different. They refused to believe that all he’d used was salt and insisted he must be withholding some secret ingredient from them! They simply couldn’t fathom that simple, unrefined salt could make the chicken taste so good!
Real Salt has generously provided two full-sized variety sets for me to bless two of my readers with!
Each set contains not only a 9 oz. shaker of Real Salt All-Natural Sea Salt, but also an 8.25 oz. shaker of their Organic Garlic Salt and Organic Onion Salt. One set also includes an 8.25 oz. shaker of Organic Seasoning Salt.
Here’s how to earn one or more chances to win one of these fantastic sets:
- Browse the Real Salt site and then leave a comment here telling me what you like about Real Salt, what product interests you most, or what you’ve learned about it.
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Each of these counts as one entry. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each and make sure you leave your email or that there’s a way for me to contact you through your profile.
The giveaway will run until midnight on Monday, November 8th.
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