Pink Himalayan Salt FAQ

What is Pink Himalayan Salt?

Himalayan Salt is rock salt that often has a pinkish tint due to mineral impurities.

Is there a difference between Pink Himalayan Salt and Table Salt?

Gourmet chefs believe that Himalayan salt gives a better texture and flavour to dishes than conventional table salt does, making our coarse Himalayan Salt an essential and attractive ingredient for your cupboard. Himalayan salt is chemically similar to table salt. Some salts mined in the Himalayas are not suitable for use as food or industrial use without purification due to impurities. Some salt crystals from this region have an off-white to transparent colour, while impurities in some veins of salt give it a pink, reddish, or beet-red colour. Himalayan salt is nutritionally similar to common table salt.

What’s the history of Pink Himalayan Salt?

Though local legend traces the discovery of the salt deposits to the army of Alexander the Great, the first records of mining are from the Janjua people in the 1200s. Himalayan salt is mostly mined at the Khewra Salt Mine in Khewra, Jhelum District, Punjab, which is situated in the foothills of the Salt Range hill system in the Punjab province of the Pakistan to the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

What’s the alternative name for Pink Himalayan Salt?

Pink Himalayan Salt can also be called Pink Salt.

What type of Pink Himalayan Salt do we stock?

We supply Pink Himalayan Salt Coarse and Pink Himalayan Salt Fine.

What does Pink Himalayan Salt look like?

Pink Himalayan Salt looks similar to Coarse Sea Salt but with a pink tint.

Where is our Pink Himalayan Salt from?

Our Himalayan salt is mined from North Pakistan.

What is the suggested use for Pink Himalayan Salt?

Himalayan salt can be used as a condiment at the table instead of table salt, and to season your culinary creations. It can also be used for bathing – simply throw in the tub for a detoxifying Himalayan salt bath to stimulate circulation and soothe sore muscles. It is ideal for use in salt mills and grinders if you prefer to grind your own salt at the table.

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