Replace Table Salt with These Healthier Alternatives

Sometimes all food needs is just a little extra flavor—nothing fancy. Typically, that’s when we turn to salt. However, because most table salt is processed to remove minerals and often contains more sodium by volume, it’s not quite as healthy as sea salt.
At Salty Wahine, we harvest our sea salt in its purest form to maintain the extra nutritional minerals, making our Hawaiian Sea Salt a healthier alternative to regular table salt.
Our Black Lava Salt features an infusion of activated charcoal, which has been known to help reduce gas, treat ulcers, prevent acid reflux, lower cholesterol, and even prevent hangovers. The Red Alaea Sea Salt is made with red volcanic clay, which is packed with numerous minerals such as magnesium, potassium and especially iron which is what gives both the Alaea(clay) and salt its red color.

Flavor Profiles

All three of our sea salts are great for adding a little extra flavor to your dishes, but each one brings something slightly different to the table.

Hawaiian Sea Salt

Often acting as the base for our many other salts and seasonings, our Hawaiian Sea Salt provides the classic salt taste without the extra sodium. The salt crystals are harvested straight from the Hawaiian shores, making them 90% salt water and just 10% sodium.

Black Lava Salt

The Black Lava Salt is infused with activated charcoal, the salt crystals are infused with hickory to create a subtle smoky flavor, perfect for any barbecue.

Red Alaea Sea Salt

This bright red sea salt will not only catch your eye, but also engage your taste buds with earthy notes coming from the Alaea(clay) followed by a slightly buttery aftertaste. The unique taste will transport you to the islands while also adding a number of nutritious minerals to your meal.

Best Uses

Thanks to the delicious taste and healthy minerals, our Hawaiian Sea Salt, Black Lava Salt and Red Alaea Sea Salt are great to use in a variety of ways! Replace your table Salt at home! These salts will elevate all aspects of your cooking.

  • Hawaiian Sea Salt

    Great as a general table salt replacement, our Hawaiian Sea Salt can be used in everything you would typically add salt to. However, one of our favorite recipes using our Hawaiian Sea Salt is Turkey Jook. We love making this using extra Thanksgiving leftovers, but you can make it as a first-time-around dish too.
    After combining turkey, chicken broth, ginger, and our Hawaiian Sea Salt in a large pot, let it simmer for a couple of hours. Add rice to thicken the soup. Garnish with lettuce, green onion and cilantro. Read the full recipe here.

  • Black Lava

    Sometimes you need a good cocktail after a long day. Let our Black Lava Salt help you out in our very own Salty Breeze mixed drink. All it takes is a combination of scotch, Hawaiian chili infused tequila, whipped honeydew melon, egg white foam, cracked pepper, and our Black Lava Salt. Get the full recipe here.

    Black Lava also pairs well with any barbecue recipe. Its notes of hickory bring out the best flavors in things like char-grilled ribeye or roasted veggies. If you are looking to up the heat, try the Hot Lava Salt, our award-winning black lava salt infused with garlic and chili peppers that will have your mouth (and eyes!) watering.

  • Red Alaea Sea Salt

    As our favorite of the traditional Hawaiian Sea Salt, our Red Alaea Sea Salt often goes well with salads, meats, desserts, and sides, but can truly be used however you want! We also love to add the Red Alaea Sea Salt to our delicious potato salad, which combines potatoes, boiled eggs, sweet pickles, wasabi mustard, sweet onion, garlic, mayonnaise, and our Hawaiian Rub. Get the full recipe here.

    You can also make an ono Pumpkin Crumble Cake with the help of our Red Alaea Sea Salt. Combine pumpkin purée, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, our Coconut Cane Sugar, and the Red Alaea Sea Salt to make a delicious crumble base. With yellow cake mix and macadamia nuts sprinkled on top and some drizzled margarine, you’ll have yourself a delicious holiday dessert in no time. Read the entire recipe here.

Add These Healthy Sea Salts to Your Spice Rack!

Whether you are looking for savory or sweet, or just a healthier alternative to your regular table salt, our sea salts have you covered! Up your antioxidants with the Red Alaea Sea Salt, improve your gut health with the Black Lava Salt, and decrease your sodium intake with our traditional Hawaiian Sea Salt. No matter which you choose, you are sure to “make eating healthy and fun” for the whole family.