If you are a person who plans dinner parties to the least detail and love experimenting with table decoration, you should definitely try with pink salt. It is a perfect decoration for your dinner table. And not just that, pink salt is so healthy for you. Out 10 great things about pink salt will probably make you start using it.
Pink salt is also known as Himalayan salt. It derives from the Himalayan mountain which stretch across Asia passing through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Its highest peak is known as the highest peak on Earth, and that is Mount Everest.
Long time ago, about two hundred millions years ago, crystallized sea salt beds, now deep within the Himalayan’s, were covered by lava. The nature made it possible to stay preserved and the salt untouched, so it is believed that Himalayan salt is the purest on our planet. It is now being hand – mined and brought to market.
Its pink and red and white colors indicate its richness in minerals and high levels of iron.
Nature has its own way of putting the necessary ingredients into perfect packages of fruits and vegetables for us. It is the same thing with this healthy salt. Iodine is very important, and these natural salts are rich in it. By serving this salt, our sodium intake is lower because the graining is harder and its structure takes more room on the teaspoon. It consists of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including:
- and fluoride.
Himalayan pink salt can help us with:
- Creating electrolyte balance
- Increasing hydration
- Regulating water content both inside and outside of cells
- Balancing pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
- Preventing muscle cramping
- Aiding in proper metabolism functioning
- Strengthening bones
- Lowering blood pressure
- Helping the intestines absorb nutrients
- Preventing goiters
- Improving circulation
- Dissolving and eliminating sediment to remove toxins
It is also believed it supports libido, reduces maturing, and detoxing the body from heavy metals.
Himalayan pink salt is also a sea salt because all the salt in the world comes from salted body of water, being that an ocean or salt-watered lake. Pink salt is believed to be the purest salt in the world.
Pink salt vs. Industrial salt
Industrial salt processing leaves salt without almost all the ingredients we need. On the other hand, additives are being added to it, for example synthetic iodine, which is very difficult for our system to process it properly. Shockingly under U.S. law, up to 2% of table salt can be additives.
How to use pink salt
For cooking and curing – always pre-grind it.
Salt slabs or plates can be used both heated and chilled – when chilled, serve sushi, vegetables or cheese upon it. If heated, prepare your favorite meal upon it, being it shrimp, fish fillets, thin piece of beef or even fried egg. The dense salt blocks will conduct heat beautifully, leaving your meal perfectly salty. Great thing about it also is you don’t have to clean it afterwards, you need just to rinse it with water, because of its naturally anti-microbial surface.
Decorate your home – with it by putting it in small jars as an effective detail.
Bathe in it – add some salt into your tub and stimulate your circulation and sore muscles. Treat yourself with this healing and therapeutic experience.
Purify your air – with Himalayan salt lamps.
If you are a passionate food lover and a talented cook, try out the recipe for marinated meat:
- 1 gallon water
- 3 ounces sea salt
- 3 ounces sugar (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. citrus zest (lemon, lime or orange – optional)
- Add the salt, sugar and other aromatics to a pot and bring the water to a simmer until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
- Remove the pot from the heat and chill before using the marinade.
- Let your protein brine for 6 hours.
- Drain the protein, and let it rest and air dry in fridge for 2 hours.
- Roast, broil or grill as you would!