We crush & grind these Natural salt crystals in various sizes as following
Himalayan rock salt is also known as pink rock salt because of its distinctive pale pink color. Mined in Pakistan, Himalayan rock salt is a naturally occurring salt rich in a number of minerals. Himalayan salt can be harvested as large blocks, such as for cooking slabs or making rock salt lamps, or it can be crushed into medium and small pieces. It can also be ground up at home in a salt grinder to use in cooking, much like regular sea salt.
As a natural salt, Himalayan rock salt is high in sodium, which is essential for your body to function properly. In addition to regulating blood volume and pressure, sodium helps your nerves transmit information, is used in muscle contractions and is required for numerous heart functions. While sodium is available naturally in many foods, it is most commonly ingested as added salt in the American diet. The daily recommended upper limit for sodium is 2,300 milligrams for healthy adults, and 1,500 milligrams for those who have a history of heart disease, are over 51 or who are African American.
The Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world. They were created when the Indian subcontinent smashed into the continent of Asia. The vast tectonic forces continue to push the mountain range upwards at a rate of a few millimeters every year.
Stretching all the way from Myanmar to Afghanistan, the Himalayas are home to some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest and K2. In fact, on a list of the 109 tallest mountains in the world, all of them are found in or around the Himalayas.
We know the Himalayas are big. But what makes salt from this mountain range so special?
Well, Himalayan sea salt is extracted from crystallized sea salt beds found deep within the Himalayas. These sea salt beds were formed hundreds of millions of years ago, long before the Himalayas were as high, frosty, and moisture-free as they are now.
In fact, hundreds of millions of years ago, these sea salt beds were covered in lava. Today, all the world’s sea salt is extracted from sea salt beds, but Himalayan sea salt is the only one known to have been protected by lava.
As the years passed, this Himalayan salt was further protected from the elements by layers of snow and ice. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, this snow and ice never melts, which is why the sea salt has been protected year-round from environmental pollution and contaminants.
Ultimately, this means Himalayan sea salt is the world’s purest form of sea salt.
One of the most noticeable things about Himalayan sea salt is that it’s pink. This pink color comes from the salt’s high levels of iron.
More specifically, the red color comes from Iron (III) oxide. This compound is also known as Fe2O3 or red iron oxide. It’s a specific type of oxidation that leads to the dramatic red color.
Beyond iron, there are plenty of other minerals within Himalayan sea salt. In total, there are thought to be over 84 different minerals and trace elements within Himalayan salt, including iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, and calcium. Consuming this salt on a regular basis is like taking a multivitamin: your body is getting many of the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy.
Some Himalayan salt is “pinker” than other salt. You’ll see Himalayan salt with a deep red color, for example, while other salt has a light pink color.
In the same manner that vitamins and minerals are perfectly packaged in fruits and vegetables, because this salt was formed naturally the minerals within the sodium work in synergy.
(Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.)
Iodine- Natural salts are rich in iodine, so it doesn’t need to be artificially added in.
Less sodium consumed per serving- Himalayan salt is made of the same components as table salt but since the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt therefore has LESS sodium per 1/4 t. serving- because the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on a teaspoon than highly refined tiny table salt grains.
Packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements- Himalayan salts are mineral packed crystals which formed naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity).
Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:
It is even said to support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals.