The Himalayan pink salt comes from the vast mountain range of the Himalayas where the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is located. This area covers a huge part of Asia passing through Nepal, Myanmar, China, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bhutan.
A lot of people have known the Himalayans with the famous Mount Everest, however, they are known well known for their coveted resource—salt.
Since ancient times the Himalayas has a vast and rich deposits of crystallized sea salt that is buried deep in its mountains, and not until recently, it was discovered and mined by locals there and has been a huge trend for both culinary and medicinal purposes because a lot of people believe that this kind of salt is the purest form of it because it has been covered by both magma, ice and snow and has not been exposed to pollution compared to a conventional sea salt.
This discovery has paved a way for a new industry in the Himalayas; mining the pink Himalayan sea salt. So what are its benefits of this pink curing salt? To learn more, you should keep reading this post that will provide you a detailed list of its benefits.
The Himalayan salt formed naturally from around a hundred minerals and elements. According to research about the Himalayan salt, it is composed of around 86-percent of sodium chloride while the rest is made of sulfate, magnesium, calcium, fluoride, strontium, borate, bromide, bicarbonate, and potassium.
In medicinal benefits, the Himalayan salt helps in making an electrolyte balance as it also increases your hydration, regulating your body’s water content by hydrating the cells. It also helps in balancing your pH or the alkalinity and acidity of your body to prevent acid reflux from happening. Since your body is well-hydrated, you are safe from having muscle cramps and it also aids proper metabolism, strengthens your bones, lowers blood pressure, helps your intestines to absorb nutrients better, prevents goiter from developing, improves blood circulation, dissolves and removes sediment as a form of detoxification, and there are even claims that it increases libido, helps fight aging, and removes heavy metals from your body.
The Himalayan pink salt is used in both cooking and curing and a lot of chefs, restaurants, and households are switching to the Himalayan pink salt as their replacement to the regular sea salt, although it comes with a bit of a hefty price