Himalayan Salt Products
Himalayan Salt is quite possibly one of the oldest and most fascinating of condiments. Indigo Herbs has this savoury treat in two different versions; the original Pink Himalayan Salt and the esoteric Black Himalayan Salt. Both come in Fine and Coarse variations and have their own virtues with unique tastes. The Pink Himalayan Salt is an ancient source of salt tinged with colour which gives it it's special properties of many mineral trace elements. The colour itself shows that it is completely pure and free from any refinement process. Read more below for a brief history of both Pink & Black Himalayan Salt.
Firstly Pink Himalayan Salt - This Natural Pure unpolluted Pink Salt comes from only one place in the Himalayan mountain range; The Khewra Salt Mine in the district of Punjab, Pakistan. Otherwise known as the Salt Range, this pink salt is thought to have formed 250 million years ago when the Himalaya started to form. If you can imagine mountains growing from the movement of tectonic plates, and trapping part of the sea, then you have the right idea of how this pink salt and the Salt Range came into being. The trapped salt water dried over time and turned into salt deposits imbued with minerals from the surrounding rock. This is what gives this salt it's amazing pink colour; it has packed with many trace minerals which contribute to your health when eaten.
Black Himalayan Salt, or Kala Namak as it is called in India, is a little different in taste - This Black Salt has a sulphuric smell and taste when eaten raw which changes to a normal salt taste when cooked. Black salt is very famous in India as one of the main ingredients in Ayurvedic medicine and consists of a significant amount of natural iron. It has a black, purple or even heavy pink colour in it's coarse or natural rocky form. When you encounter Fine Black Himalayan Salt you'll see that it has a brown/pinky colour. Both the coarse and the fine black salts are excellent in cooking and can add a very subtle unique taste.
Whichever Himalayan Salt you choose, both of these salts bring natural purity to the kitchen when baking or making the evening meal. We think these should be on everyone's shelf as the go-to salt for every occasion.