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You don’t have to spend much time around our recipes to see that we use sea salt or pink salt pretty exclusively. Sea salt you’ve heard of… what in the world is this pink salt? We’ve heard your comments and we’ve read your emails. Let’s get this pink salt out in the open.
Here it is: pink salt is a form of sea salt! It’s also known as Himalayan Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Hawaiian Salt and there are probably more! There are different sources for pink salt, hence the different names. Why distinguish the different forms of salt and bother with the fancy pink stuff?
Pink Salt 101
Pink salts are believed to be the purest form of salt available because they are sourced from the deepest, unpolluted salt deposits in the world. They are extracted in the most natural ways, such as solar evaporation or hand-mined. The salt is extracted without chemicals or harsh methods. These salts are the best quality and the most natural because they are unrefined and untreated.
Due to the sourcing methods and locations of sea salts, these salts are full of essential minerals, trace minerals and electrolytes. These are extremely valuable to our bodies. Regular table salt totally lacks these minerals. We don’t use sea salts to be fancy, we do it to reap these health benefits. Feeling fancy is just a nice side-effect!
We also love that sea salts are free of chemicals and additives.
White table salt often has sugar and toxic chemicals added to it. Without the minerals and electrolytes of sea salt, it’s just sodium chloride with unhealthy additives. A diet high in sodium is not healthy in general, but especially when it is high in salt that lacks any of the natural benefits of sea salt. Our society adds such an abundance of sodium to foods, considering the type of salt eaten on a regular basis can help you adapt a more natural, toxic-free lifestyle.
Pink salt is superior to white table salt in other ways.
Pink salts have a beautiful color, they can be used in face scrubs or bath soaks and taste simply amazing in all recipes! Pink salt adds an amazing robust flavor to foods and due to it’s strength, it’s usually best to use less! It’s high potency allows you to easily decrease your sodium intake while reaping the flavor. We try to use a bit less salt in our recipes because we always use a good quality salt. We have also found that most sea salts are practically like a natural MSG. It’s magic in your dishes!
Final Word on Salt
Do you have to use pink salt in our recipes? Not at all. But we do recommend using some form of a good quality sea salt. Just go with a good quality, pure sea salt that fits your budget and taste. The salt you use doesn’t have to be pink or have a fancy “vanilla” flavor or have a course texture. Use what you like! Unless of course a recipe calls for it!
When you have the choice to treat your body to a good salt, we have found it is worth it. It just feels good! You’ll notice a difference in your health and in the flavor of your culinary endeavors. Now let’s get fancy!