When someone mentions the Himalayan the first thing that pops into our minds is the Mount Everest, the highest pick on Earth. But now there is something else apart from the peak that catches our attention, and that is salt.
A long time ago (about couple of hundreds of millions ago) there were sea salt beds, deep under the mountains which were covered with lava. It’s been suggested that the lava protected the salt from pollution and it’s untouched and perfectly clean and one of a kind. The salt is hand-mined and delivered to the expanding market.
The different shades of pink and white suggest that the salt is loaded with iron and other minerals.
The natural occurrence of the salt defines the perfect combination of minerals.
Iodine – The salt is found naturally so it already contains iodine, therefore the add it.
Less sodium consumed per serving – The table salt and the Himalayan salt contain the same element. The difference is that the Himalayan salt has larger structure and contains less sodium because of it.
Packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements – The salt is naturally formed crystal and contains 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% of other minerals such as: sulphate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, bromide, bicarbonate, fluoride and strontium.
Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:
– Maintain balance of the electrolytes in the body
– Increase the level of hydration in the body
– Balance the water in and out of the cells
– Regulate pH and lessen the acid reflux
– Help avoiding muscle cramps
– Help the work of the metabolic functions
– Improve bone density
– Lower blood pressure
– Improve the absorption of nutrients
– Avoid goiters
– Enhance blood flow
– Helps with the excretion of toxins
Also, it’s believed to enhance the libido, cleanse the body from heavy metals and diminish the wrinkles and other aging signs.
Pink Salt vs. Sea Salt
Don’t be confused by the fact that the Himalayan salt is mined from the mountains, it’s also referred to as sea salt. Like other types of salt, the Himalayan also comes from a large salted body of water, but it’s the cleanest on the market.
Why Table Salt is Inferior
The needless processes of cleaning, bleaching and heating are removing large portion of the minerals, with exception of sodium and chloride, from the refined salt we use every day.
Adding anti-caking agents to the commercial refined salt block it from mixing with water in the storage containers. Therefore the inability to dissolve induces build ups in various organs and tissue invokes more complicated health issues.
Because the iodine is supplemented artificially it makes it strenuous for the body to absorb it. The U.S. law states that the salt can contain up to 2% of various additives.
The Many Uses of Pink Salt
Cooking and curing – use it in any form (pre-ground or grinded)
Salt Slabs – when used as a serving platter the salt will enrich the taste of the food. It can be used cooled down for serving sushi, fruits or cheese, frozen for desserts, and heated for shrimp, fish fillets and sear vegetables.
Because of its’ rich content of minerals and elements the Himalayan salt is anti-microbial an easy to clean.
Decoration – you can put it over various foods as decoration
Bathing – The salt can be used in the bath for detox salt bath. It enhances blood flow and relieves muscle aches. Having Himalayan salt baths can be very beneficial mostly because it contains over 80 minerals that replenish the skin.
Potpourri Holders and Essentials Oil Diffusers – great number of online stores for home accessories offer the pink salt as crystals.
Air Purification– Air purification crystal rock lamps can be easily found and sold on-line.
Fans of meat should always have pink salt close by. We offer you a tasty and easy recipe for preparing meat with Himalayan salt.
Basic low sodium brine for pork and poultry. (Brine will work for up to 8 lbs. of protein.)
- -1 gallon water
- -1 Tbsp. citrus zest (lemon, lime or orange – optional)
- -3 ounces sea salt
- -3 ounces sugar (optional)
In a pot put salt, sugar, and other aromatics and simmer until the salt and sugar are completely dissolved.
Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool before using the brine.
Allow the protein to brine for 6 hours.
Broil, grill or roast- your choice!