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roasted sea salt?

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Currently in Shanghai and I walked into a Korean supermarket that sold a variety of salts, several being roasted sea salts. Now, I'm pretty sure this isn't the same thing as regular salt as one brand sold four different kinds of salt: seaweed salt, garlic salt, sea salt, and roasted sea salt.

What is this and how is it different?

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  1. Perhaps a smoked sea salt? Simply roasting won't do anything to affect flavor but when you smoke it obviously it will get smoky. Its a good way to introduce smoky flavor without using the grill. Similar to using smoked paprika or chipotle powder.

    1. Here's an online link that says ...
      http://www.amazon.com/Gourmet-Roasted...

      "This bamboo salt is made by roasting sea salt in bamboo stalks that are sealed with clay
      The salt absorbs minerals from the bamboo and clay which purifies the salt "