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NEWS: Pink Salt superfood is now available in the SANEStore as a convenient whole-food powder so you can more easily enjoy it in smoothies and recipes.
This pinkish salt is mined from ancient sea beds inside the Himalayan mountains. It is completely unrefined and comes to you in its raw, natural form. This salt was formed over 200 million years ago in the primeval sea where the first signs of life formed in the mineral rich water.
Why Try Pink Salt Superfood?
- May be effective at fighting osteoporosis
- Natural mood-elevating substance & antidepressant
- Regulating the water content throughout your body
- Helping carry nutrients to your cells
- Supporting your libido
- Promoting a healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells
- Promoting vascular health
- Promoting blood sugar health & helping to reduce the signs of aging
- Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
- Supporting respiratory health
- Prevention of muscle cramps
- Promoting sinus health
- Helping nerve cells in your brain and body to transfer information
- In conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure
Pink Salt vs Sea Salt
Sea Salt is the common table salt, which is mined from oceans (after the water evaporates) and contains additives like iodine to make it iodized. Iodized salt is not natural; it does not exist anywhere naturally.
It gets its pink color due to addition of iron oxide or red clay. Sea salts can contain up to 80 minerals, though only about 10% of those are actually in any measurable amount sufficient for human health. Also many sea salts are processed with high heat that removes even more minerals.
Pink Salt vs Regular Salt:
Simple table salt is made by evaporating sea water down to a salt brine and running the crystals through rollers. During this process, it typically gets heat treated twice, first for 1-2 hours at about 250 F and then again heated under pressure (to kill any bacteria) and dried for 14-16 hours at >400 degrees Fahrenheit.
The color of pink rocks comes from red clay or iron oxide added as an ‘anti-caking’ agent; additionally these salts often use bleaching agents like ferric ferrocyanide (blue pigment) as another anti-caking agent. This bleached version has been associated with digestive issues such as diarrhea.
Pink Salt vs Himalayan Salt:
Himalayan salt is a clean version of pink rock salt. It has a higher mineral content, but it still lacks the iodine that most people need in their diet to avoid thyroid issues and other complications.
In addition to its pale color, Himalayan salt is also noted for its large crystal structure which makes for easy pinch dispensing from a shaker top canister without sticking together or clumping up.
Pink Salt vs Celtic Salt:
Celtic salt is a version of pink rock salt that hails from France and has smaller crystals than the other two. It also contains iodine and many consider it to be the cleanest version.
The big drawback to this brand is that its higher cost makes it more susceptible to clumping during shipping and storage before opening, which can make dispensing difficult if not downright messy. If you are looking for an ideal all-purpose cooking salt with no additives, this type would be best.