Pink Himalayan salt vs table salt

Let's start off with the basics, what is table salt?

Salt is a crystalline mineral made of sodium chloride. Both elements are vital for your body. We will mention more benefits as we go…

Before this salt has reached your grocery store, table salt (white in color) goes through a refining process to remove impurities and other minerals, besides sodium chloride, and is extracted by evaporating seawater.

Humans have used salt for thousands of years to flavour and preserve foods and interestingly enough, sodium plays an important role in biological functions, such as fluid balance, muscle contraction and nerve conduction. For this reason, it is beyond necessary to have salt, or sodium, in your day to day diet.

However, health professionals do say that too much sodium can lead to downfalls, such as high blood pressure. Due to this risk of the consumption of too much sodium, many people, including business owners, have started to use pink Himalayan salt, because it is considered a healthier option.

Now, let's talk about this Pink Himalayan Salt. Just like it says in the name, it is a pink-colored salt that is found from the Khewra Salt Mine, located in Pakistan.

Before we get into the “technical side” of this salt, the most common health claims include: improvement of sleep, regulation of blood sugar, better respiration, anti aging and it is said to also balance people’s pH.

This pink beauty is harvested naturally (extracted by hand), allowing this process to get “hands on” with various minerals and trace elements that have not been found in table salt (due to the purification process, sea salt minerals are lost).

Side note, want to know why this salt is pink? Because it contains minerals such as iron oxide (rust), giving it a pink color.

How is this pink salt used? Overall, you can cook with this salt just like you would with table salt, and on the other hand, it is also used in bath salts, which claims to improve skin conditions.

Have you heard of the famous salt lamps? Well they´re made of this goodness as well and are supposed to remove air pollutants.

Pink Himalayan salt contains more minerals than regular table salt. Although both consist of sodium chloride, the pink salt has up to 84 (EIGHTY FOUR) other minerals and trace elements. Let's name a few… potassium, calcium, iron, strontium and magnesium, making it lower in sodium than regular table salt.

The bottom line, salt is the most widely used seasoning on a global scale and the difference remains in the nutritional differences these two salts possess.

This pink goodness is available on our website and for wholesalers after more info, please contact us at sales@altalenawholesale.com
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