• Hawaiian salt

    The World’s Finest Sea Salts & Ocean Based Products

The Bounties of the Ocean

Presented by Hawaii Kai with a total commitment to the highest standards of quality and purity.

For centuries, Hawaiians on the tiny island of Molokai have harvested salt from her clean, clear waters.

In 2003, Kent Clampitt, a visionary entrepreneur and engineer, was vacationing on Molokai with his wife Peggy, and they experienced first-hand the outstanding taste and purity of these superlative sea salts. So began a fascinating journey of research, discovery, and innovation.

Commercial table salt, and, indeed, most gourmet salts, contain approximately 99% sodium chloride. By having a scientific analysis performed on the Molokai “whole salt” harvested by traditional methods, Kent determined that it contained only 81% sodium chloride. The remaining 19% was comprised of some 80 natural elements, electrolytes, and trace minerals that imparted the salt’s exceptional taste qualities.
Research evolved into a vision: to create a new, high-technology company able to produce the world’s finest gourmet sea salts in commercial quantities, laying the foundation for a unique, micro-economic business model for Molokai residents.

In the Hawaiian language, “kai” means “ocean,” the source of life, so the fledgling company was named Hawaii Kai—with a mission to produce an incomparable suite of ocean-based products, bringing to the world the essence of the source.