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Smoked Applewood Salt Flakes

Smoked Applewood Salt Flakes
Smoked Applewood Salt Flakes
Smoked Applewood Salt Flakes Smoked Applewood Salt Flakes

Smoked Applewood Salt Flakes

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$6.48
Net Weight:
4.1 oz
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Smoked Applewood Flaked Salt

The popularity of smoked salts has exploded over the last several years as more and more people are searching for unique flavors and food types in their cooking repertoire. Called true art by some, these are the salts you might find as a finishing garnish on your plate or in thick soups as a glistening promise of the tastes to come. Some of these incredibly tasty salts are gentle enough to be used on bacon, like this Smoked Applewood Flake Salt, while others are best reserved for pairing with other intense flavors. If you haven't had the luxury of trying out one of these incredible crunchy salts yet, now is your chance to treat yourself!

 

 

History of Apples and Applewood in America

Applewood is the wood from apple trees. Apple trees are from the rose family, and food historians believe that apples are indigenous to Asia and the Middle East. The crabapple is the only apple tree that is indigenous to North America.

Apple tree growing in North America came with the settlers of Jamestown, who used the bitter apples their new trees produced to make cider in the 1600s. Thomas Jefferson was widely known for his love of food and for bringing new foods back to the colonies from his travels. He was gifted apple tree cuttings from Edmund Charles Genet, the French minister to the United States in the 1790s, which produced the Ralls Genet apple. This apple was later cross bred with the Red Delicious apple, producing what is now known as the Fuji apple. Today the average American consumes 19 pounds of apples per year. Apple trees that have been retired from their apple producing days are often converted into furniture or hand tools. Their wood is also used to produce many high quality smoked products.

 

How it's Made

 

The flake salt used in this smoked applewood flake salt is produced by pressing sea salt with a large roller to compress the salt crystals into a flat, irregularly shaped flake. These "lamellose," or plate-like crystals, have a smooth surface and a low mass. This helps add to the crunch and the length of time that the salty flavor lingers on the tongue.

After the salt has been flattened, it is cold-smoked in a process using hardwood that is both bark free and aromatic. 68 to 86°F is the temperature range in which the cold smoking takes place. This is a process that ensures the flavor of the smoke lingers on the salt, without overheating or "cooking" the salt. The smoking process itself isn't complicated. The smoke produced from the applewood pellets are burned and the smoke wafts around trays of the flake salt over the course of 8 to 12 hours. Not all smoked salts are the same. This cold smoking process delivers the most high-quality flavored salts. Top grade smoked salts, like ours, will pick up the flavor characteristics of the wood they were smoked with.

Lower quality, or cheap smoked applewood salts are often made from inexpensive table salts that have added apple flavors and coloring agents. These salts are not even classified as pure salt products because of their added ingredients. Real smoked salts, like ours, are slightly more expensive in comparison because of the true quality you will get from them. Why live life eating boring food when you can have rich food full of incredible, real flavors?

 

Cooking with Smoked Applewood Flaked Salt

 

Applewood salt is perfect for pork. In fact, the fruity flavor of apples has long been a friend to the gentler flavor of pork chops. If you are making a bone in pork chop, just a dash of this salt is a great finishing touch.

If you are a fan of cocktails, this smoked salt might even tickle your fancy as a rim salt on the glass of your cocktail. It can also be a great garnishing salt. Use it sparingly to add a little glimmer to your meal, because the appeal of a beautiful garnish will instantly make your mouth water. The crunch factor is excellent too. This is especially useful in soft foods like soups. If you have a delicate mouthfeel partnered with that salty crunch, you are more likely to slow down and enjoy your food than rush through slurping it up.

Smoked Applewood Flake Salt is wonderful on fish. It makes for a nice ingredient in dry fish rubs or meat rubs, and it is gentle enough of a salty flavor that it even tastes suitable on bacon, not overpowering at all!

This salt may just become your secret ingredient! Add it to burgers, chicken, cheese dips, gravy, homemade jerky, potatoes, ribs, stuffing and turkey. We also find ourselves using it in vinaigrettes.

If you ask anyone in the barbecue world, you will discover that applewood smoked salts are among their favorites as ingredients in their mops and rubs. This is especially true if they are making pork ribs, chicken, or fish of any kind because the meats absorb that smoky, slightly fruity flavor quite nicely.

A recipe that we love that highlights the delightful flavor of this salt is the Grilled Vegetable Burrito. As with all of our products, a little bit of this salt goes a long way in terms of flavor. Add a small amount and increase it until you are satisfied with the amount of salt you have added to your dish.

 

What Does Smoked Applewood Flaked Salt Taste Like?

 

Our Smoked Applewood Flake Salt has a savory flavor that is light, sweet and a bit fruity.

 

Substitutions and Conversions

 

Smoked Applewood Flake Salt is a uniquely fruity smoked salt. Smoked Cherrywood Flaked Salt may be a good substitution, but experimentation is key to seeing what works best for each individual recipe.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium2160mg94%

Total Carbohydrate0.0g0%

Dietary Fiber0.0g0%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.0g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium0mg0%

Iron0mg0%

Potassium0mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
12 total ratings.

Wyatt S. (Verified buyer) 01/02/2022
Amazing and subtle flavor. Amazing and subtle flavor.

Pamela M. (Verified buyer) 10/01/2021
We use this salt anywhere We use this salt anywhere you use salt. Great Smokey flavor. The shaker is just the right size and let's just enough salt out. Just a little goes a long way.

Edward G. (Verified buyer) 09/09/2021
I've been purchasing this since I've been purchasing this since they offered it and now with the flakes. If I start running low I get nervous...haha. This is a main staple in my cooking except where regular salt is required. You get the hint of smoke without having to cook outdoors. use this in conjunction with the roasted garlic, smoked paprika and bourbon smoked black pepper and it will be a win-win every time.

Symone L. (Verified buyer) 06/02/2021
Great Flavor Great Flavor

Dana G. (Verified buyer) 03/23/2021
I absolutely love this salt!!!!! I absolutely love this salt!!!!! I seasoned my chicken with this and some of my other Spices Inc spices and it was amazing!!!

Eileen R. (Verified buyer) 02/19/2021
Delicious! Very nice finishing salt for just about anything!

William M. (Verified buyer) 01/31/2021
Nice smoke flavor Wanted mesquite but was out of stock, tried this and pleased.

Staci S. (Verified buyer) 12/17/2020
Did not disappoint I sprinkled some of this on turkey thighs with some Citrus Seasoning and roasted them in the air frier. Gave the meat the subtle smokiness I was looking for. So delicious!

Carey M. (Verified buyer) 06/24/2020
Delicious! This is my go to! I use it all the time. Bought one for Father's Day gift too.

Marla E. (Verified buyer) 05/22/2020
Such a delight! This salt is so delicate in flake, but satisfyingly bold in smoky flavor. It is a spectacular finishing salt, lending a lovely topping to steak, tiny roasted potatoes, and many other dishes.
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