The Himalayan mountain range is the place of origin of Himalayan salt, and it stretches across Asia and goes through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, within this mountain range, there were crystallized sea salt beds, covered by lava.
Being surrounded by snow and ice year round, the lava has protected the salt from the pollution, resulting in the purest salt found on the planet now. Nowadays, it is manually mined from these mountains.
Its high content of various minerals and energy-rich iron has caused its numerous hues of red, pink, and white.
Due to its natural formation, its vitamins and minerals work synergically within sodium. It contains more than 80 elements and minerals. This salt actually consists of mineral packed crystals, made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals, such as potassium, bromide, fluoride, sulfate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, borate, and strontium.
Himalayan salts are high in iodine as well, so there is no need of artificial additions.
It includes the same components as table salt, but since it is bigger than refined salt, it has less sodium per 1/4 t. serving, as sea salt crystals or flakes need less room on a teaspoon than the tiny table salt grains.
Its high mineral content makes Himalayan pink salt able to:
- Boost hydration
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve circulation
- Balance the electrolytes
- Prevent goiters
- Strengthen bones
- Assist the absorption of nutrients
- Prevent muscle cramps
- Dissolve and eliminate sediment to eliminate toxins
- Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
- Regulate water content, inside and outside of cells
- Help metabolism
This amazing salt also prevents aging, eliminates heavy metals from the body, balances the hormones, reduces food cravings, helps the pH balance, improves mood, helps weight loss, helps sleep, and increases libido.
Pink salts are technically sea salts, as they are created by a salted body of water, even though they originate from mountains. Yet, this is the purest form of salt on the planet.
The commercial refined table salt lacks the minerals, except for chloride and sodium, and it is bleached, cleaned, and heated during the process of production.
Moreover, it is also treated with anti-caking agents which prevent its mixing with water in the container, and these ingredients prevent dissolving in the body and cause accumulation of salt in the tissues and organs, leading to various health issues.
On the other hand, the addition of iodine is often synthetic, so the body has difficulties in processing it. It has been reported that even 2% of table salt can be additives.
If combined with green juice, the Himalayan salt will provide numerous health benefits and help you remove various toxins from the body. In this way, it can help you improve your health and lead a much healthier lifestyle.
The pink Himalayan salt has a wide range of uses, including:
Cooking and curing– You can replace any other salt with it and use pre-ground salt or grinders.
Air purification– Crystal rock lamps made of this salt will cleanse the air and provide many other benefits.
Bathing- Add a bit of this detox salt in the tub to alleviate the pain in the muscles and help circulation, and absorb more than 80 nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals, to enjoy the remarkable healing and therapeutic properties of Himalayan salt.
Due to its potent antimicrobial properties, this bath will improve the health of your skin. And prevent skin issues.
Salt Slabs– These slabs can impart an improved salt taste and mineral content. If heated, use the slabs to sear vegetables, shrimp, fish fillets or thinly sliced beef. If chilled, you can decorate with cheese, fruits, sushi, vegetables, and in a frozen form, it can be added to cold desserts and sorbets.
Potpourri Holders and Essential Oil Diffusers– You can purchase lovely home décor featuring the pink salt as crystal rocks.
Decoration– Apart from decorating the food by sprinkling this salt, you can also use it in containers, as décor crystals.
We will now suggest an extremely delicious, simple, low-sodium meat-brining recipe, preferably for pork and poultry:
- 3 ounces sea salt
- 1-gallon water
- 3 ounces sugar (optional)
- 1 tablespoon citrus zest (lime, lemon, or orange – optional)
*(for up to 8 lbs. of protein.)
In a pot, add the sugar, salt, and other aromatics, and simmer the water until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Then, remove from heat, and leave it to cool before using the brine. Then, leave the meat to brine for 6 hours, and then drain it. Leave it to rest and air dry in the fridge for a few hours. Then, you can choose, whether to broil it, grill it, or roast it!