When the folks at Health magazine asked organic foodie Mollie Katzen to name some of her favorite products, she cited Fusion Naturally Flavored Sea Salts, a new line of artisan salts.

More than 20 flavors are available, from Thai Ginger and Italian Porcini Mushroom to Green Tea and Spicy Curry.

The salts “add a punch of exotic flavor to roasted or steamed vegetables,” notes Katzen, a best-selling cookbook author who cofounded the famed Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY. “Because they’re so potent, you end up using less salt.”

That’s an important health priority, as Americans consume far too much sodium. Just ask the New Jersey man who’s suing Denny’s over its high-sodium entrees.

I’m looking forward to trying Fusion’s Aged Balsamic Sea Salt, a blend of hand-harvested sea salt and aged Modena balsamic vinegar.

10 Favorite Mollie Katzen Cookbooks

  1. The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without
  2. The New Moosewood Cookbook
  3. The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest
  4. Mollie Katzen’s Vegetable Heaven
  5. Mollie Katzen’s Sunlight Cafe
  6. Mollie Katzen’s Recipes: Soups
  7. Mollie Katzen’s Recipes: Salads
  8. Honest Pretzels (children 8 and older)
  9. Salad People and More Real Recipes (preschoolers and older)
  10. Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes (preschoolers and older)