|The Story About Real Salt, the Natural Mineral Salt
REAL SALT comes from a natural mineral rock salt deposit deep in the earth. Many
thousands of years ago, when the mountains were being formed near what is now known as the
town of Redmond, Utah, there existed a super-saturated body of sea water. It congealed to
form a great body of rock salt and captured within crystallization of the salt many
wholesome minerals. For many thousand of years it lay buried until early Indians and
pioneers began to mine and process it. Most of the early production was for livestock use
- the minerals providing value for animal nutrition. Table salt produced by the early
pioneers was of excellent quality, but the methods were too costly to compete with salt
from large industry in other areas. Within recent years, because of the need for a salt
that is free from chemical additives and heat processing and because of the recognized
value of mineral salt, we received a great many requests to make it available for human
consumption. American Orsa, Inc. was formed to meet this growing demand. We are convinced
that Real Salt contributes to the nutritional needs of a healthy body as well as
providing natural flavor to improve the taste of your food.
But Isn't Salt Just Salt?
Yes and no. While most salts start out as salt, they don't always end up that way.
Normal table salt begins as a saline solution. Then after processing and kiln drying at
temperatures in excess of 400 degrees, its natural state is changed and nearly all trace
minerals are lost. Then chemicals are added like Silico Aluminate, Potassium Iodide,
Tri-calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Carbonate, Sodium bicarbonate, and yellow prussiate of
soda just to name a few. These are added to bleach the salt, prevent caking, and aid in
free-flowing so your salt will flow free even on rainy days. But what are they doing to
your body? Real Salt, on the other hand, is made from rock salt. It hasn't been in
solution for well over 50 million years! And it has never been kiln dried nor has it had
chemicals added. Real Salt is in a truly natural state of sodium chloride, and
minerals your body needs and can use.
What About Flavor?
Our customers say it is nature's best. Real Salt tastes so good that many people
claim it brings out whole new flavors in foods! Real Salt's natural sweet flavor
even causes some to ask if we've mixed sugar with it. We invite you to taste it yourself,
side by side with any other salt or salt substitute. The difference is real! The pure salt
savor of Real Salt comes through with no aftertaste or bitterness.
Where Does "Real Salt" Come From?
Real Salt is taken from a huge rock salt deposit near Redmond, Utah, located
about halfway between Provo and St. George in the southwestern part of the state. Here
light pink chunks of mineralized rock salt are hand selected and then packaged assuring
you the finest natural mineral salt available today.
What Minerals are in Real Salt?
Since Real Salt is a natural product the analysis may vary
slightly. Below is a summary of analyses taken over the past several years:
WARNING: Your `Sea Salt" May be "C" Grade
One of the most common items asked for in a healthfood store is
"sea salt." But really what is "sea salt?" What are you getting when
you buy a package labeled "sea salt"?
Does being labeled "sea salt" mean it contains the trace minerals that were
in sea water?
Does being labeled "sea salt" mean it is free from additives, preservatives,
Does being labeled "sea salt" mean it is free from heating, refining, and
So what does being labeled "sea salt" mean? It means it came from the sea! It
is no more of an assurance of a natural, wholesome product than it is to say that white
refined flour is healthful because it came from a farm. How can you get a "sea
salt" that contains all the minerals that were in the sea water, and yet has not been
heated, and does not contain added chemicals? There are two ways:
- Look beyond the words "sea salt" on the label for a mineral analysis. Look
also for details assuring that it has not been heated or had chemicals added.
- Ask for REAL SALT ®, THE NATURAL MINERAL SALT from Redmond Minerals Inc. With Real
Salt you get the minerals with your salt, crystallized by nature millions of years
before pollution contaminated our modern seas. It is brought to you today with no
additives of any kind, and with no heating to change its natural state. We call it Real
Salt because it really is what you thought you were getting when you asked for