There is no doubt that Himalayan pink salt, whether it has been carved into a salt crystal lamp or made into a wall tile, is bound to grab our attention. With Himalayan Pink Salt being super trendy these days for its natural rosy hue, it can’t be denied that its benefits go far beyond an eye-catching aesthetic!
As happens with the trends, there is an ongoing debate as to the core value and multifarious benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt. In a world, where people have decided to move to an organic lifestyle, there is no second-guessing that Himalayan Pink Salt being minimally processed has caught the eager eye of the Go-Organic lot.
Whether you incorporate it into your diet, make a rejuvenating facial spray, or add it to your bath as salt crystals, Himalayan Pink Salt has been said to endow a plethora of healing qualities to your body. With that being said, people have given to their curiosity as they are now adorning their kitchen shelves with glass bottles filled with rosy salt crystals. Let’s have a look at what this trendy pixie dust has in stock for us!
But what is Himalayan Pink Salt in actuality?
Collected from the Himalayan foothills located in the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan’s remotest region of Punjab province, Himalayan Pink Salt is minimally processed and assumes its peculiar rosy-pink color from a wide variety of impurities present as trace minerals. These minerals include Potassium and Magnesium in trace quantities.
Himalayan Pink Salt was first mined circa 1200. Since then, it has found widespread usage in preservation and culinary preparation.
Himalayan Pink Salt possesses chemical composition similar to white table salt. It contains up to 98% Sodium Chloride (NaCl). As trace minerals, it has Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium. However, what makes it different from white table salt is its lack of iodine. Some researchers have found this lacking as a major downturn that might affect its nutritional content, as iodine is one of the most important elements for normal body development and growth.