Himalayan pink salt is a product that has been in existence for thousands of years. In fact, it was used by the Himalayan people to protect themselves from the corrosive effects of white clay or white sand.
The first recorded use of this substance dates back to the year 4000 B.C. in the Book of Genesis in the Bible. Pink Himalayan salt has been used to great effect today and the chemical makeup is similar to the white clay.
This natural product has been considered as a safe and economical alternative to white sand and has gained popularity worldwide. It is used for cooking, baking, fertilizing, draining, landscaping, and many other purposes. It's recommended to add a little into your bath water to help keep your skin moisturized. Himalayan pink salt absorbs moisture quickly and has the ability to lock in the moisture.
Pink Himalayan salt is mined from the Himalayan mountain ranges of India and Pakistan. It's mainly mined in the foothills and valleys surrounding those areas which are steep and rocky. Although the rocks at those high elevations aren't the deepest, the rock is slightly porous, which makes the rock salt desirable.
The salt is then mined into chunks which are crushed, dried, and ground until it becomes a very fine dust. From there, the rock salt is prepared into pellets. This way, you can find it conveniently at your local grocery store.
If you want to have this salt in your home, it's available in both powdered and granular forms. Powdered salt is taken out from its bags and the granules are placed onto a flat surface. The granules then begin to melt and the liquid portion flows out and the dry salt remains behind.
Pink salt is added to other products by either using a stick to place on the product, sprinkling the salt into the product or using a mixer. When using a stick, you can simply sprinkle it onto food or eat the food right away while it has the pink salt on it. You can also sprinkle the pink salt onto your food and then serve it, then sprinkle it onto your food after you have finished eating it.
Sprinkling salt onto your food will create an instant and tasteful garnish and will make you want to eat the food even more. With a stick, you can add the salt to the food while it is hot and then either sprinkle the remaining salt over it or cut a piece of the stick in order to remove the salt and then sprinkle it onto the food. Either way works just as well.
With a mixer, the salt will be added directly to the bowl and then the mixture will be mixed for a few minutes until it begins to melt. When the mixture begins to melt, the pink salt will rise to the top and form a crust. The crust of the salt can then be scooped out of the bowl and then you can spread it onto your food as desired.
The same technique can be used with sprinkling pink salt onto your fruits and vegetables. Just scoop the salt onto the fruit and then sprinkle the remainder of the salt over the top of the fruit. Then, spread the fruit over the salted salt and you will have a beautiful display.
Both methods of how to use pink salt can be used in conjunction with each other or on their own. It is highly versatile and is beneficial to the environment because it is made with organic materials. It is becoming increasingly popular and accepted in restaurants and home kitchens around the world.
Because pink salt is made with organic materials, it's eco-friendly and its contribution to the world is astounding. In addition, it is a wonder to use for your body and the planet.