Peek in my Pantry: Pink Salt

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How happy are my little girls that we now have pink salt in the kitchen? Answer: extremely! They quite love gazing at the pale pink salt in the glass jar on our counter.

 

Himalayan Pink Salt is one of my latest discoveries. Compared with ordinary salt, which is primarily Sodium Chloride, Himalayan Pink Salt contains 84 minerals and trace elements which are beneficial to health and healing. The trouble with regular table salt is that it has usually undergone heavy refinement and thus contains harmful chemicals and impurities. Maldon Sea Salt is better than regular table salt in that it hasn’t had this heavy refinement, however it still doesn’t contain the compliment of minerals and trace elements found in Pink Salt. In addition, Himalayan Pink Salt crystals are naturally structured in such a way that they are easier for the body to absorb, metabolise and excrete than regular salt. Since Pink Salt is unprocessed and unrefined, it is a ‘raw food’.

Price wise it’s pretty good. I have ordered from a couple of Australian sites www.safesalt.com.au and www.purepinksalt.com.au. Both these sites have a fair amount of info on the benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt (as you would expect), or you can Google to your heart’s content and read about it on many natural health websites.

It costs about $10/kg for fine or granular pink salt incl p&h within Australia. At your local supermarket you’ll find Maldon Sea Salt for a whopping $41/kg, while regular old Rock Salt or Table Salt comes in at $4/kg.

What’s more, Himalayan Pink Salt actually seems to make food taste even better than regular salt, but maybe that’s just because I’m thinking of the health benefits.

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