Alaea is our traditional Hawaiian Red Clay Sea Salt Blend. Red Alaea is a naturally occurring, mineral-rich Hawaiian volcanic clay that gives our salt a beautiful and unique color and sheen imparted by its high iron content.
Alaea salt has long been prized by native Hawaiians to provide extra nutrition and for its legendary health benefits. It has had a significant role in Hawaiian healing rituals and medicinal purposes and formally in the purification ceremony called hi'uwai.
Alaea Red Hawaiian Sea Salt Uses
Alaea's fame has spread far beyond the islands and its traditional use in native Hawaiian dishes such as Kalua Pig, Hawaiian Jerky and Poke. Gourmet chefs around the world treasure it for its wonderful mellow and earthy flavor, which makes it perfect for grilling and roasting meats, poultry and seafood, in soups and as a dramatic finishing touch to many vegetable dishes.