For Real Salt
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
In the exchange with Redmond/Real Salt tonight, their representative asked me about where my numbers came from for my main salt overview post. As I clearly mention in that post (link here), the data in that post came from volunteer collaborators (readers of this blog/ consumers / parents – mostly in my Facebook group) aggregating information they found independently, as consumers. This was actually the project of one main volunteer (who happens to be a nurse – and who is also very scientifically rigorous in her volunteer advocacy work). She assembled the full list for the world to have available, which I then posted on my blog with some additional supporting information, explanation and categorization. Below you will find a screenshot of one of the original posts from a member in the group (with name removed) and the linked graphic that she found supporting that 167 ppb number for Redmond’s Real Salt product. The graphic posted below is the same on the website (it’s a screenshot of it) from where it originated and if you click through on the graphic it will take you to the original website. The name of the lab is listed on the original full graphic (link here as well to a stored version on my website in case they take the link below down).
For those new to my history with Redmond (it is mostly around Earthpaste)
- Click here to read my exchange with Redmond Real Salt tonight
- Click here to read all of my posts related to Earthpaste
- Click here to read all of my posts related to Salt
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As always, thank you for reading and sharing my posts. Thank you for being here. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them.
Melissa Wilson says
Thanks for the information. The problem is I was using Himalayan sea salt thinking it was healthy until I read an article on Instagram that it was not and so I was going to switch to Redmond And I was reading your information. Some of the top ones that you recommended are very expensive. I ordered a small 4 oz Saltverk and it lasted me about a week since I was using it for everything. Jacobsens is very expensive. I know about Crucial four salt but just have not tried them yet. We spend alot of money on organic food but I just cannot justify spending so much on salt. Any other recommendations? For cooking and also a course salt.
I had the same question, and while I don’t know what your budget is, I found that the 5 lb bag of ‘Bolivian Rose’ salt from SaltWorks was reasonably-priced and was found to be an ‘acceptable choice’ with 72 ppb lead. I hope this helps.
What about the SaltWorks Ancient Ocean Himalayan Pink Salt, Fine Grain, 5 Pound Bag? Has this been tested? I couldn’t find the 5lb bag you mentioned safe.
This is the most recent report that RealSalt sent me but I suck at converting the numbers! https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0031/8606/5475/files/Real-Salt-Typical-Analysis-October-2021.pdf?v=1635480756
So according to that doc from Redmond from Celina, lead is actually at 200 PPB? Not too familiar on how to convert 0.000020 to ppb