Pink Himalayan Salt (Coarse)
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Our coarse Himalayan pink salt has no additives whatsoever and while being about 98% sodium chloride it also contains up to 84 trace minerals. Use it to add color to dish toppings and as great presentation piece on your table.
Some claim it has a lower sodium content than other salts but this is actually not true. Its simply the grain size that makes the difference. Larger salt grains leave more air gaps in between them so if you're comparing one table spoon of coarse Himalayan salt to fine table salt there will be a big difference. On the other side if you're comparing one table spoon of fine Himalayan salt to fine table salt there will be no difference.
What is Himalayan Salt?
- Himalayan pink salt is a pink-hued variety of rock salt (halite) that is sourced near the Himalaya mountains of Pakistan.
- The salt is mostly mined at the Khewra Salt Mine in Khewra, Jhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan, which is situated in the foothills of the Salt Range hill system in the Punjab province of the Pakistan Indo-Gangetic Plain. Founded in 1872, it is one of the oldest salt mines in the world. Though mined like rock salt, Himalayan pink salt is technically a sea salt.
- The trace minerals (mainly iron oxide) in Himalayan pink salt give the salt its pink tinge, which can range from a subtle pink color to a much more varied, vibrant pink. Finely ground pink salt appears lighter in its pinkish color than the coarse version.
What proof is there that Himalayan salt is that much better?
- One of the most complete and cited works on this subject was an Australian study published in MDPI and republished in many scientific journals such as the National Library of Medicine in the US.
- You can follow the link to read the full study An Analysis of the Mineral Composition of Pink Salt Available in Australia
- Table 2 and 3 in this study highlights the multitude of minerals found in Himalayan salt that are not in common table salt.
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