May 18, 2016 12:25 pm Leave your thoughts
We sent some Himalayan Rose Pink Rock Salt out of the building the other day, to a customer – and we all marvelled at it before it went out. This is lovely stuff: rough-hewn blocks of delicate pink salt, with a tinge of white round the edges.
Rose Pink Rock Salt
Our Himalayan rock salt comes from Profusion and is part of our wider range of Himalayan pink salt. Altogether, we have:
- Coarse pink salt, in bags and in a refillable jar for the table or kitchen
- Fine pink salt, in bags or a refillable jar
- Coarse and fine rose pink salt, in bags or in a salt mill for the table
Himalayan rock salt is a very specific type of salt. It comes from the Khewra Salt Mine in the Punjab region of Pakistan, around 190 miles from the Himalayas. The pink colour is caused by the presence of iron oxide. The salt is predominantly made up of sodium chloride (95-98%), with 2-3% polyhalite and small amounts of ten other minerals. It’s commonly used for cooking or as bath salts.
What’s so great about Pink Salt?
Why is it so valued?
- It’s thought to be particularly pure, having been protected by a layer of lava several millions years ago, followed by layers of snow and ice subsequently.
- It’s rich in minerals: it’s naturally rich in iodine, with a lower than usual sodium content. It also contains, among others, magnesium, calcium and potassium.
- Its balance of minerals is thought to have particular health benefits, which include improving hydration and water balance, boosting the circulatory system, preventing cramps, aiding digestion, strengthening bones and lowering blood pressure.
We stock a good range of natural salts at Naturally Good Food – and promote these over standard commercial table salt, which has had its nutrients artificially removed and then added back later. As well as Himalayan salt, take a look at:
- Cornish sea salt
- Cornish seaweed salt
- Maldon sea salt
- Herbamare herb salt
- Trapani unrefined sea salt
- Israel (red) sea salt
Tags: coarse salt, cornish salt, cornish seaweed salt, fine salt, Herbamare, Himalayan salt, israel salt, maldon, natural salt, rose pink rock salt, salt cellar, salt mill, seasalt, trapani salt, unrefined salt
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This post was written by Yzanne