Salt is essential to health, a fact well known by the Romans who often paid their legionnaires in salt which is where we get the word "salary" from - the Latin name for salt which is "sal". The minerals in salt are present in a form that is highly bioavailable and can be easily absorbed by the body.
Sea Salt is produced by the process of evaporation of salt water and is rich in essential minerals which tend to make it darker in colour. It is much healthier than table salt due to the fact hasn't been refined and had all of the goodness stripped away. It is rich in minerals, electrolytes and contains over 60 trace elements which are becoming harder to obtain from food. Sea Salt makes a delicious and healthy alternative to regular salt and can also be added to relaxing baths and used to make body scrubs. Indigo Herbs has sourced an extremely high quality Fine Sea Salt and Coarse Sea Salt for you to enjoy.
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.
Pink Himalayan Salt is a naturally pure and unpolluted salt that 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 Himalayas started to form. The mountains rose due to the movement of tectonic plates, trapping part of the sea in the process, thus creating what we now know as the Salt Range. 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 and its rich mineral content.
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.