Thursday, November 14, 2013

#4 REAL SALT -- review

What salt should I use?  There's sea salt, low salt, no-salt, pink salt, kosher salt, iodized salt, french salt, dead salt ... and the list goes on and on. I don't know about you but it can be very confusing and when you are trying to watch what you add in your diet it can really be a hard decision to make.  Sodium is an item that is in everything we eat.  So when we pick up the salt shaker we are adding additional sodium to our meals.  Sodium may contribute to the development of high blood pressure in certain people  I stopped long ago using Morton Salt -- I just stopped using it because it was the cheapest salt on the grocery shelf so I thought there's nothing to it.  So I kept hearing about sea salt.  I tried it but could not tell you what the big deal was.  I used Mrs. Dash Salt-Free salts and wasn't crazy about the taste of them.

I ran across Redmond's Real Salt by reading this blog post:  What interested me the most honestly was that I could just walk into a store and purchase it without having to order on-line.  After that was established, I wanted to try it for myself because of what I had read about it but I didn't want to buy it.  Hey, what can I say -- I didn't want to spend any money on something I didn't like (AGAIN).  So I sent an email to Redmond asking if they could send me a sample of the salt to try and this is what came in the mail:

WOW -- is all I could say.  I just wanted to try a sample of the salt and they sent me "Full size Products." 

These items were sent to me from Redmond Company to review.  I received:
  • Facial Mud 4 oz.
  • Real Salt - Organic Onion 4 oz.
  • Real Salt - Fine 9 oz.
  • Real Salt - Organic Garlic 4 oz. 
  • Real Salt - Organic Season 4 oz.
  • Redmond Bath Salt Plus - 18 oz.
  • Redmond Clay 10 oz.
  • Earthpaste Toothpaste -- Wintergreen & Lemon Twist 4 oz.
I will be giving a review of these items after I use them one by one.  I hate to give an opinion on something I've only tried out once or twice.  I want to use the entire item and give an honest review.  But since this post is about salt -- I will give a review on that today.

Here's a write-up about this salt and then I will give you my review.
"Is Your Salt Real?  Long ago in what is now Central Utah, Native Americans found a mineral-rich salt deposit from an ancient sea when they saw deer eating the soil.  In 1959, Milo and Lamar Bosshardt were struggling to keep their family farm afloat when they discovered that this salt deposit extended beneath their land.  They began selling the salt to local farmers for their animals and heard reports the farmers were using the salt to season their own food.  People insisted this "real" salt be made available for everyday use, and the brand was born.

Today we still bring Real Salt to you in its natural state -- without additives, chemicals or heat processing of any kind.  Real Salt's unique pinkish appearance and flecks of color come from more than 60 naturally occurring trace minerals.  The result is a delicate "sweet salt" flavor that you may not have experienced before."
Like I said before, I wanted to try a sample of this salt and now with them sending me an entire boatload of products -- that's impressive to me right there!!!  So I have used not only the "Fine Salt" (pictured above) but also these other salts below (not in it's entirety -- but I've used enough to give a review).

My Review:

The Fine Salt vs. Morton Salt (ingredients).
Morton -- Salt, Calcium Silicate (an anti caking agent)

Real Salt -- 100% real salt

The Real salt from Redmond was very tasty.  It had a very distinctive taste that just brought your taste buds to life.  I thought when I tasted it it would be bland with no taste at all -- but boy was I wrong.  I use this on everything now.  In comparison to the Morton -- the Real salt has a better flavor -- very distinct -- is what I continue to say.  And because it's 100% real salt -- it wins me over.  I've also enjoyed the other three salts (garlic, onion and season).  They compliment fish, poultry, vegetables and other foods very nicely.  Not overbearing.  In the pamphlet it reads that Real Salt is approximately 98% sodium chloride and 2% trace minerals, and it's those 60+ trace minerals that make Real Salt real.  Some of these minerals don't dissolve in water, but they are bio-available (your body can absorb and use them as nature designed) and are good for your health.

If you would like to give this salt a try -- I would highly recommend it. So here's my Scale from 1-5 -- with 1 being Really Great, 2 being Good, 3 being OK, 4 being Not Good, 5 being I wouldn't give it to my dog if I had one.  I would give this Redmond Real Salt a HOT #:

I hope you give it a try.

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

Wow.....................what a post! And to think they sent you all those samples.
Well I have an answer to my salt problem. I have been on Himalyan crystal salt
almost a year. It contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in
the human body. And it is good!
We also make our kumbucha a different way.
Love PM

Anonymous said...

Did u kno u can buy Redmonds Real Salt in bulk at Whole Foods for about $3 lb. ? It's the fine ground sea salt.
Pink salt is really good for your adrenal glands Dr Marshall says. (KJSL AM 630) trader joes has the grinder shakers for $2 for 4.5ozs. I heard that there is a good deal on it on but have t checked yet. Did buy it by the lb from the co op

renee barry said...

Thanks PM for viewing and commenting on blog.

renee barry said...

Thanks G for viewing and commenting on the blog.

M Jernigan said...

I'm going to have to find the Real Salt. I notice when I use sea salt, it doesn't take much to taste it in my food. But when I use Morton's, I have to use more than I should just to taste some flavor. Interesting post. Thanks for sharing!

renee barry said...

M. Jernigan, thanks for checking out my post. I've learned that it's at Whole Foods in bulk. Check it out if you have a Whole Foods in your neck of the woods.