Himalayan salt is rock-hard salt mined in the province of Punjab in Pakistan. The salt often possesses a very pinkish shade due to impurities from the soil.
Pink salt is commonly used as common table salt for cooking purposes, but also as a natural material for food presentation, decorating, and bath treatments. Himalayan pink salt comes in different shades ranging from pink to pale pink. Pink Himalayan salt comes in two grades fine grade and coarse grade.
Most pink Himalayan salt is a fine grade, which is made from crushed rocks, sand, and gravels. This form of salt is suitable for use in domestic kitchens and salt pans. However, it's more suitable for use as a decorative substance as table salt or as an alternative to salt. Many restaurants and hotels use this form of salt for decorative purposes, such as table decorations, for the restaurant's menus, and as an ingredient for salt spreads and bread spreads.
The coarse grade of pink salt is slightly harder than the fine grade. This type of salt is often used for industrial purposes. It's good for use on tiles and concrete. However, the coarse grade of Himalayan salt may not be suitable for use as an ingredient for salt spreads and bread spreads. It can be hard for a coarse grade of Himalayan salt to absorb moisture, which results in cracking of food or when salt is spread.
Most cookbooks recommend using pink Himalayan salt for its coloring properties. Most recipes call for table salt, which is a fine grade of Himalayan salt. However, many cooks prefer to use this type of salt for decorative purposes because it has a great appeal in the kitchen. It's often used for decorative salt lamps as well as for ornamental tableware or table decorations.
In addition to its color, Himalayan salt has several other features that make it ideal as an attractive salt accessory. It's highly absorbent. This means that it absorbs water quickly, thus preventing it from clogging food grinder equipment.
In addition to its absorbency, Himalayan salt has a high quality of magnesium and potassium that makes it an ideal salt for spa treatments and body wraps. When combined with lemon or lime juice, it creates a cooling effect on the skin. Pink Himalayan salt also has sodium chloride, calcium, trace amounts of magnesium, and other important nutrients.
In addition to its absorbency, pink Himalayan salt also contains trace amounts of calcium, magnesium, trace amounts of copper, iron, potassium, sodium, calcium phosphate, sodium phosphate, and manganese. These nutrients are essential for bone health and for proper blood circulation. Himalayan pink salt has been used for several years in Ayurvedic medicine.
As a garnish, Himalayan pink salt is very versatile. It's used as a garnish for salads and appetizers, sprinkled over hot cereal, or sprinkled on fruit-infused oatmeal. You can also sprinkle it over hot tea or coffee. Himalayan pink salt can be added to pasta, potatoes, meat, carrots, celery, peas, or even potatoes salad.
Salt lamps are also a popular salt accessory. Many people love the cool feel of their salt lamps. Himalayan salt lamps can be hung on the wall to bring a relaxing ambiance into your home. They're available in many different shapes and colors, including rectangular, square, round, circular, rectangular, square, oval, and octagonal, but the most popular is a pink Himalayan salt lamp shaped like a star.
Himalayan salt lamps come in many different styles. Some are made from wood, but the most popular ones are ceramic salt lamps. Some are handmade.
Salt lamps make great gifts. You can give them as party favors for a baby shower, baby's first birthday party, or for a friend's anniversary.