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Lava Red Hawaiian Sea Salt Coarse

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Lava Red Sea Salt Coarse Standard Jar 120g £3.65 Out of stock



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Lava Red Hawaiian Sea Salt Coarse

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Other Names: Alaea, Alae, Hawaiian Red Salt,

Steenbergs Alaea Sea Salt is a traditional Hawaiian table salt used to season and preserve. A natural mineral called "Alaea" (baked volcanic red clay) is added to enrich the salt with iron oxide. This natural additive is what gives the salt its distinctive red color. The clay imparts a subtle flavour to the sharp mineral saltiness of the salt crystals, which some say is mellower and more earthy than regular sea salt.  I find it definitely briny but with a pleasantly metallic sharpness that works well with stronger flavours, such as fish stir fried with chilli and ginger or blended into fish tacos, substituting the salt in the salsa for Steenbergs Lava Red Sea Salt. 

Alaea is a red, iron-rich volcanic clay from Hawaii.  It is sacred and used for certain healing and religious ceremonies.  Traditionally, Alaea salt would be made in salt pans like those in Normandy (France) and the iron rich clay is stirred up into the brine to infuse the crude white salt of Hawaii, called pa'akai.  Today, our is made by taking a baked alaea clay (for food hygiene reasons), then mixed with pa'akai to give this delightful deep red salt.

Ingredients: sea salt, red clay (alaea)

Nutritional Info:

Values per 100g:
Energy 0kCal; 0kJ
Protein 0.0g
Carbohydrates 0.0g
Fat 0.0g

Values per 6g teaspoon:
Energy 0kCal; 0kJ
Protein 0.0g
Carbohydrates 0.0g
Fat 0.0g

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