In recent times you must have heard about the Himalayan salt and numerous health benefits of using Himalayan salt.
Pink salt, another name of Himalayan salt, is hailed as better kind of salt with more minerals and better nutrition than table salt, there have been claims that it even has relaxing and calming properties too.
Where Himalayan Pink Salt came from:
According to popular belief, the Khewra Salt Mine, a vast underground cavern spreading over one hundred square kilometres, was discovered by Alexander the Great. The story goes that whilst Alexander and his army were resting in Khewra during their march across modern day Pakistan, some of the troops’ horses were seen licking the stones on the ground. This was observed by Alexander’s men, and when they licked the stones, they found that it was salty, resulting in the discovery of the Khewra Salt Mine.
Himalayan Crystal Salt was then later mined for its valuable minerals for the local people and trades by Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar.
Salt in its natural and purest form:
Apart from its nutritional benefits Himalayan salt is one of the purest form of salts available with 84 minerals and trace elements which include calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron.
As opposed to the mass-produced refined salt which is widely available in the supermarkets and stores, Himalayan salt is unrefined mineral salt which does not only retains the essential minerals needed by the body but is also additive free.
One of many reasons for the growing popularity of Himalayan salt is that it does not contain chemicals and the shorter processing time results in a far nicer taste profile that enhances flavour.
Some of the claims are that using Himalayan salt help with the regulation of blood sugar, promote kidney and gallbladder health, treat asthma, reduce the appearance of ageing, boost libido. Health spas promise that pink salt will give you an instant detox.
Besides everything above, pink salt is very pretty at a dinner party, so why on earth not use it? Food is supposed to be a delight, after all!