Himalayan salt, also known as pink salt, is a type of rock salt that is mined from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. This salt is unique due to its beautiful pink color, which is caused by the presence of iron oxide.
Himalayan salt also has a distinct taste and smell. It has a strong, salty flavor and a slight mineral aroma. This makes it a popular choice for cooking, as it adds a depth of flavor to dishes. For example, it can be used to season meat before grilling, to rim the glasses for cocktails, or to make homemade salt blends for seasoning. Himalayan salt is also a great option for preserving food, such as making homemade pickles or curing meats. Notably it contains 84 natural minerals. This makes its flavor more intense and complex than regular table salt.
Due to the nuances of color and luminosity Himalayan salt has also been popular in home decor; it is made into salt lamps, salt bricks, and other decorative items.
This salt is coarse grain, so it will need to be milled or ground before use in cooking. This can be done using a salt or pepper mill, or using a mortar and pestle.
This artisanal dried coarse grain French grey salt is rich in minerals and is tinged grey from the clay bottom of the tidal pools from which it is harvested. Briny and flavorful, but softer on the palate than commercial salts.
This artisanal mineral rich sea salt is harvested by hand using centuries-old traditional methods. Its tang is briny and full-flavored. Use it as an all natural, unrefined alternative to common commercial salt.
This gourmet artisanal finishing salt is harvested by hand from the coast of France. This bright white treasure is comprised of snow-like crystals and has a slight hint of violets. Use only a pinch of this to enhance dishes just before serving.