Himalania - Himalayan Fine Pink Salt Shaker - 6 oz. (170g)
Himalania Himalayan Fine Pink Salt is 100% natural, unrefined and polluted. Because nothing is added, Himalania Himalayan Fine Pink Salt has retained its precious purity. Himalania Himalayan Fine Pink Salt naturally contains rich amounts of beneficial elements and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and iron. Iron is the natural element that creates the unique pink color of this speckled salt. Taste-wise Himalania Himalayan Fine Pink Salt is incomparable. Its granulometry and crunch are a part of its distinctive taste. Sprinkled on raw or cooked food, it will light up your taste buds. Himalania Himalayan Fine Pink Salt is a delight to the senses.
The Story of the Himalayan Pink Salt
Pink Salt history is very closely linked to human history.
Salting used to be the only way to preserve foods. In the Bronze Age, men established the techniques of evaporating salt water to obtain salt. Salt trading then developed in Europe and lasted from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Salt perfectly preserves both meat and fish. The water from the food is absorbed by the salt and the salt protects against rotting by inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Food can be preserved that way for several months without losing its nutritional properties.
Himalania Pink Salt comes from the Himalayan mountains, at an altitude of 10,000 feet. This salt is considered a fossil marine salt as it was formed during the Secondary era, over 200 million years ago. the ancient oceans were pushed to the north of the mountain range onto a high plateau. Magma fluids from deep lithosphere layers were compacted and infused with the salt. These mineral infiltrations enrich the salt and provides its unique characteristics such as the amazing pink color caused by the natural high iron content.
Pink Salt has become one of the most important sources of income for people living in remote regions of the Himalayas. Thanks to the preserving properties of salt, Himalayans use it to keep fish and meat all year long. It has been a tradition for centuries for Himalayan people to transport the salt to the Nepalese valleys for trade once a year. Surreal caravans of heavily burdened yaks carry the salt through narrow sloping paths often carved in cliffs. The road is long and challenging.
At their destination, the salt is mostly traded for cereal, the staple in the diet of these Himalayan salt traders. Salt has always been precious for mankind, even more so for remote populations like the ones living in the Himalayas today.
Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt
The source of Himalania Pink Salt is deep within the Himalayan Mountain range where is has been trapped for hundreds of millions of years. Held within the mountain, it has never been exposed to any modern chemicals, toxins, or radiation sources - making it the purest of all salts - processed or from the sea.
Also, being housed within the mountains, the minerals have not leached out of the salt. For this reason, Himalania Pink Salt may have the highest concentration of minerals of any sea salt from which there are healthy benefits and has a highly flavorful and unique taste.
As minerals always gravitates downwards, the deeper the mine, the higher the content of minerals and the more ancient the salt. The deeper they go, the deeper the color red. The minerals and elements found in Himalania Pink Salt are said to have many nutritional properties:
- Magnesium contributes to cellular metabolism
- Potassium regulates the water content of each cell
- Copper contributes to hemoglobin synthesis, in addition to iron
- Iron which is necessary for hemoglobin synthesis, to maintain healthy food.