What is Himalayan Salt?

"The Purest Salt in the World"

 

What is Himalayan Pink Rock Salt?

Himalayan Rock Salt has formed over 250 million years ago, when extreme weathers and geological changes including massive earthquakes trapped oceans underneath the earth’s crust, and within a certain period of time, it crystallized and formed solid rocks of pure natural salt. This natural salt has been mined from the Punjab region in Pakistan ever since the discovery and fulfills the world’s major portion of natural salt needed for both edible and bath purposes.

How was it discovered?

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt was first discovered in South Asia by the armies of Alexander the Great (around 320 bc) while they were stationed in the mountainous region of the Himalayas, now called Northern Pakistan. When Alexander’s battle horses started to lick the rocks, it caught Alexander’s attention and he ordered the excavation by manual digging, only to find tons of ancient rock salt secretly embedded underneath.

Is it better than regular table salt?

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt has been unexposed to toxic pollution from the air and water, therefore it is considered one of the purest salt found on earth. This salt is 100% pure with no added chemicals or anti-caking agents like that of regular table salt. Table salt also contains artificial Iodine and other additives such as anti-caking agents that may cause more harm than good, but after switching to Himalayan Rock Salt for everyday use, it will serve a great purpose.

What are the benefits? 

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt contains up to 84 rich nutritional minerals which include trace amounts of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, zirconium and iodine. The darker the salt, the more mineral content is found. The beautiful pink hues serve as an indication of high iron content. These elements are necessary to maintain a healthy living. Himalayan Pink Salt is now used for a variety of things, from cooking to Spa usage.

DISCLAIMER: The minerals found in Pink Himalayan Salt make up only 2.5-3% per measure. The trace elements and minerals are not tended to cure or prevent any diseases. Himalayan Salt may be a safer alternative to regular table salt but that does not mean one is allowed unlimited use. Himalayan Salt should be restricted to 2,300mg per day according to the American Heart Association.