If you missed my previous posts in this series – I asked – do you see some of the terms relating to food being thrown around lately and wonder what the “beep” they mean?
Me too. So I thought I would do a series of very short posts on these to explain!
This week – we will talk about:
What is Himalayan Sea Salt?
Himalayan Sea Salt is mined from within the foothills of the Himalayan. It contains 84 minerals and trace elements and is believed to be the purest form of salt available.
Himalayan sea salt is gaining popularity due to its purity – if “regular” sea salt is harvested from polluted oceans it can contain heavy metals. It’s also important to note most commercially produced salts (such as table salt) have much of their minerals stripped during processing and may contain additives, such as anti-caking agent.
There’s some negative press about Himalayan Sea Salt relating to the employment conditions workers at The Khewra Salt Mine (where the majority is sourced) have to endure, as well as the true location it’s mined from. I haven’t been able to locate any conclusive evidence on this, however if you would like to read more about it the links I have provided will give you a start. If you purchase Himalayan Sea Salt, look for reputable brands that indicate they hand mine to ensure a better quality.
Regardless of above, using Himalayan Sea Salt or a good quality Artisan Sea Salt should ensure you are enjoying a product much better for you than table salt!
If you would like to read more about Sea Salt, this article at “Salt Revolution” explains when you should use Himalayan versus sea salt in cooking. It also has some interesting information regarding artisan sea salt!
Do you add salt to your meals? What salt do you use?