Himalayan people use salt to preserve fish and meat year round, and also as a currency for trading. Once a year in the springtime, the Himalayans transport this salt, which is hand-mined from deep within the mountains, to the Nepalese valleys for trade. Yaks carry the salt along narrow sloping paths, which often are simply carved in cliffs. The salt is then traded for cereals, which are the staple of the salt traders’ diets.
Pink Himalayan salt is thought to be one of the purest salts on earth, and is believed to help lower blood pressure, improve circulation and detoxify the body. Its various colors are an indication of its rich mineral and iron content.
The history of salt is as alluring as that of the olive tree… such sacred things that we tend to take for granted. Enjoy the story behind our Pink Himalayan Salt while you add it to any dish you choose – its coarse texture lends itself well to cooking, or grind it a little finer and use it to finish salads and pastas.