Smoked salt is salt that's been infused with smoke from natural, bark-free wood in a smoker.
We just launched Smoked Redmond Real Salt and we're so excited about this bold, smoky addition to the Real Salt family. But we know some of you are brand new to the wonderful world of smoked salts and you may be wondering.....
What the heck is smoked salt, anyway?
Smoked salt is salt that's been infused with smoke from natural, bark-free wood in a smoker. Many smoked salts are smoked for around 48 hours. But you can smoke them for a shorter or longer period depending on how bold you want the smoky flavor to be.
You can use different types of wood in the smoking process to achieve different flavors too. Some of the most popular woods used for smoking salt are alderwood, mesquite wood, sweet applewood, hickory wood, and cherry wood. For a really complex and robust flavor, some smoked salt makers use a combination of several different types of wood in the smoking process (our Chef's Blend combines five different types of wood).
Even though true smoked salt is simply salt that’s been smoked, there are brands that create a smoky flavor in their salt using a flavoring called liquid smoke or artificial additives. Some brands add artificial coloring too. So if you’re looking for simple, clean, and real smoked salt, you need to read the label...or buy our new Smoked Redmond Real Salt.