Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Salt History
Since ancient times, salt has been the principal source of income for people living in those remote regions. Because food preserved in salt retains its nutritional properties for several months, Himalayan people use it to keep fish and meat all year long. They also use it as a currency in trading. For centuries, once a year in springtime, the Himalayan people have been transporting the salt to the Nepalese valleys for trade. Heavily burdened yaks carry the salt, traveling along narrow sloping paths, often these paths have been carved in cliffs. Once they have arrived at their destination, the salt is traded for cereals, which is the staple of the diet for these Himalayan salt traders. It is easy to understand why salt has always been so precious for mankind.
I am a returning customer for the last 2 years. My items of choice are the Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil, the Palm Shortening, Cream of Coconut Concentrate, Olive oil and Atchara and the Himalayan salt. I appreciate the purity of the items and the great care taken in packaging the items prior to shipping. No item has ever arrived damaged nor do I believe any item could be easily damaged as each product is carefully wrapped and the boxes are extra sturdy. Grateful for Tropical Traditions. Sharon - Wakefield, MA
Himalayan Coarse Pink Salt
Himalayan Crystal Salt is mined by hand from deep within the Himalayan Mountains, the tallest mountain range in the world. This crystalline salt was probably formed thousands of years ago in Old Testament times when the upheaval of minerals and earth once laying at the bottom of the earth’s ocean floors was thrust upwards to form these majestic mountains. Kept in a pristine environment that is surrounded by snow and ice year round, this salt would not be affected by the pollution now present in most of the world's seas and oceans where sea salt is produced.
Every cotton bag of Himalayan Crystal Salt has been extracted from the mine by hand, according to long-standing tradition, without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being brought from beneath the mountain, this diamond-like crystal salt is hand-selected, hand-crushed, hand-washed, and sun dried.
USE: Use as you would any table salt as a food seasoning and for all of your cooking and baking needs. Each cotton bag, enclosed in a sturdy box that is sealed, contains 1 kilo (2 lbs. 2.35oz.) of finely granulated Himalayan Crystal Salt, which is enough to last the average family many months.