Traditionally Hawaiians used Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt to season and preserve. Alaea Sea Salt is non-processed and rich in trace minerals, all of which are found in sea water. Unlike most salt which is mined, Red Alaea is sea salt that is created through natural evaporation when it is trapped in tidal pools and mixes with red volcanic clay. The red color itself comes from the extremely high amount of iron in the clay. The salt is said to contain 80 different naturally occurring minerals. This salt is the traditional and authentic seasoning for native Hawaiian dishes such as Kalua Pig, Hawaiian Jerky and Poke. Also try savoring the unique and pleasant flavor of Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt by pairing it with grilled food, ceviche, raw vegetables, fish, prime rib, pork loin and chocolate.