Alaea is a traditional red Hawaiian sea salt made from minimally-processed Pacific sea water blended with a touch of Hawaiian red clay. The salt is rich in trace minerals, and the small amount of harvested reddish Hawaiian clay (“Alae”) further enriches the salt with iron oxide.
Traditionally, Hawaiians use Alaea salt in ceremonies to cleanse, purify and bless tools and canoes, as well, in healing rituals for medicinal purposes.
In liquid form, the salt is more easily employed both prior to and after cooking. It lends a unique and pleasant flavour to roasted or grilled meats, as done in traditional Hawaiian cuisine.