Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in blog |

If you run across beautiful pink salt in a shaker and have wondered about it, here are some details about Himalayan salt that you should know. This is a wonderful substitute for table salt and once you start using it you’ll never want to turn back to regular salt again.

Why is it called Himalayan salt?

Historically, people living in the Himalayas preserved their meat and fish with this salt and then transported it down to the valleys to trade. Himalayan salt is sourced from a salt mine in Pakistan, which is situated approximately 300 miles west of the Himalayan Mountains.

Does it really taste like salt?

Yes it does, but it tastes even better than the regular salt that you are probably used to buying in the grocery store. It has the salt flavour you are looking for, with an added crunchy appeal that gives it an extra bite. If you’re a salt lover, you’ll easily be able to replace your existing table salt with this one.

Why should I use this type of salt?

There are 84 different trace elements and minerals in Himalayan salt and they are the same ones found in the body. This salt provides less sodium than regular salt per serving since it’s less refined. As well, due to their small size, the minerals are easily absorbed by our cells.

Why is it pink?

Himalayan salt gets its pink colour from its trace minerals, which include magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium and iron.

Is it better than sea salt?

Sea salt is another healthy option when compared to regular, processed table salt, but you have to be careful about the type you purchase. A lot of the sea salt that is currently for sale has been processed and stripped of its trace minerals. When you are buying sea salt, make sure that it has a grey tone to it, and doesn’t appear white. A white colour indicates that it has been processed. Himalayan salt, on the other hand, is the purest salt in the world and you can be certain that it has not been processed at all.

Can I use it for cooking?

Yes. You can substitute Himalayan salt for a regular salt when you’re cooking or you can use it for curing. You may find that you don’t have to use as much Himalayan salt to achieve the same flavour as you would with traditional salt.

What else is it used for?

Himalayan salt can be added to bathwater to soothe tired, aching muscles and to stimulate the circulation. You can also purchase Himalayan crystal rock lamps to help purify the air and you can find some spas that offer salt treatment rooms for people that suffer from respiratory ailments.

If you need bulk quantities of Himalayan salt for your food establishment or your spa please contact us at or by phone at 1-800-206-1177 to learn more about our discount pricing policy.