Pacific Sea Salts
I started hearing about sea salt when I’d watch cooking shows. These chefs would rave over the healthier option that gave a stronger taste and crunchy texture, while also providing other minerals at the same time. So I was excited to get my hands on a few bottles of Pacific sea salts!
All of PRI’s Pacific Sea Salt products are harvested from the pristine oceans around New Zealand, while also being naturally dried, containing no additives, and retaining all of the natural trace elements. More specifically, PRI’s Pacific Sea Salt is obtained from the energy-efficient method of solar and wind evaporation of sea water. This all-natural, age-old process – only where clean oceans can be found – retains the key minerals that play a role in keeping the body’s electrolytes in balance for a healthy lifestyle.
As such, sea salt derived from solar evaporation of sea water is completely different from modern, refined salt which is primarily sodium chloride that’s been kiln-dried – a process that involves scorching salt at high temperatures in order to remove moisture and impurities in the ocean water. Unfortunately, it’s also a process that also removes trace minerals as well as calcium, magnesium and potassium salts. The result: a salt that’s been “refined” to within an inch of its life and is instead as far removed from nature as it is damaging to the human body – therefore making a switch to Pacific Sea Salt a natural choice in every sense of the word.
I’ll admit, I love the texture of sea salt. It comes in several “grind” options like fine or coarse, depending on what you need it for. At the table, we use the fine grind but I tend to keep coarse in the kitchen. I tend to need to use less than normal table salt but don’t end up missing out on any flavor!
Plus the sea salts work wonderful when I make DIY projects like scrubbing bath salts or exfoliating treatments.
The mesquite smoked sea salt is another fun flavor I’ve been experimenting with. I think the smoke flavor combined with the strong salt is outstanding! I have used it in marinades and on dry rubs for steaks. But it’s just as delicious on pasta or even in my morning eggs! I would suggest going easy with it until you get a “feel” for the smoke flavor.
I like that these Pacific sea salts are all natural, even down to how they are gathered and processed! Not only are we not getting the anti-caking and other stability chemicals in table salt, but the other trace minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, etc.
Whether you’re looking to make a better choice when using salt in the kitchen, want to try a new flavor, or need a more natural ingredient to cook with, the sea salts from Pacific Resources International are a great option. You can visit their Pacific sea salts website for more information and all of their available products. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.
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I’ve gotten some special salts, but have been too spooked to use them! I keep thinking I might not like the taste – I must try them on a little piece of bread – I keep forgetting I have a bunch of them, thinking I’d be adventurous!