What is Himalayan pink salt?
I was looking through the kitchen cabinet and saw some pretty looking pink rocks ,on the bag it said himalayan pink salt. For additional information check wikipedia out.
Himalayan salt is rock salt from a mine in the Punjab region of Pakistan which rises from the Indo Gangetic Plain.
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The foothills of the salt range are located 190 miles from the Himalayas, 185 miles from Amritsar, India. The Himalayan salt is pink in color due to the presence of iron oxide.
They are available as crystals as well as fine powder. This salt adds not only amazing taste but does many good things to our body.
Himalayan salt consists of 95% of sodium chloride and 84 other trace minerals. These trace elements include potassium, magnesium and calcium.
“SALT IS WHAT MAKES THINGS TASTE BAD WHEN IT ISN’T IN THEM” is a proven saying. A food without salt cannot be consumed.
While selecting such an unavoidable ingredient always be cautious as it gives not only taste but also improves our health.
It replaces the table salt. Himalayan pink salt definitely gives a different flavor to all my dishes. It also can be used to preserve fish and meat.
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What makes Himalayan pink salt so special is these crystalized sea salt beds were covered by lava and ice for ages preventing them from being polluted. So they are considered to be the purest form of salt on the earth.
Why Himalayan salt is Better than Table Salt?
Table salt consists mainly 98% of sodium chloride. Taking too much sodium chloride increases blood pressure.
So the risks of hypertension are increased. Now these days seas are polluted and so are the salts. White salts are obtained only after bleaching.
Anti-caking agents are added. Due to excess heating process the salt loses its nutritional value.
Bloating (water retention in our body) is caused due to intake of table salt because our body retains more water to process breakdown the unwanted natural salts from the body.
Himalayan salt not only adds flavor to the food it has health benefits too. Gargling with half a teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt with warm water cures me from sore throats.
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