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 fine grain, so it is ready to be used for cooking or to replace your table salt.