What is Himalayan Pink Rock Salt?
Pink Himalayan salt is a pink-colored salt extracted from the Khewra Salt Mine, which is located near the Himalayas in Pakistan. The Khewra Salt Mine is one of the oldest and largest salt mines in the world.
Why should we use Himalayan Pink Rock Salt (Gulabi Sendha Namak)?
The salt is hand-extracted and minimally processed to yield an unrefined product that’s free of additives and thought to be much more natural than table salt.
How Is Pink Himalayan Salt Used?
Pink Himalayan salt has several dietary and non-dietary uses.
You Can Eat It or Cook with It.
In general, you can cook with pink Himalayan salt just like you would with regular table salt. Put it in sauces and marinades or add it to your food at the dinner table.
At VidhiSatva we have Pink Himalayan salt in rock Form and in Powder Form as well.
Considerations for Cooking
Whenever you’re measuring any kind of salt by volume, it’s important to consider how finely it’s ground. You may need to use larger quantities of coarse salt to match the saltiness of finely ground salt. This is because finely ground salt is packed closer together than coarse salt, so there’s more of it in a volume. For example, 1 teaspoon of any type of finely ground salt may contain around 2,300 mg of sodium, while 1 teaspoon of coarse salt will vary based on crystal size but could contain less than 2,000 mg of sodium. Furthermore, pink Himalayan salt contains slightly less sodium chloride than regular table salt, which you may need to account for when cooking.
While pink Himalayan salt has several dietary uses, there are also many popular non-dietary uses. Pink Himalayan salt is used in some bath salts, which claim to improve skin conditions and soothe sore muscles.