Himalayan pink salt is one of the finest table salt types available in the market. The primary function of salt is to keep the food particles together and the Pink Himalayan salt serves its purpose well.
The pink Himalayan salt comes in different forms – mined, mined from the ocean, found under river beds, slabs and deposits. In the case of the pink Himalayan salt found in the sea the source of the salt is the sea water which is high in mineral content. The pink Himalayan salt mined from the river bed, though, is less pure.
When a pink Himalayan salt is mined it will have a gold color to it. The mineral content in the rock has caused the salt to turn into a more yellow color. The Himalayan salt is very high in the mineral content and one would never know that they are natural salts.
How do the salt crystals form? Salt is formed when particles of salt are crushed with the help of crushing machine or by hand. The resulting powder is then filtered using a paper filter. The filtered salt is placed into a vacuum chamber, which turns them into tiny crystals.
Salt is a natural mineral. It is present in all living organisms and also in the earth. When the rocks were formed the natural salt content of the rocks was present. Now we find that the mineral content in the rocks have become variable with time and most of the minerals have lost their natural value.
The pink Himalayan salt is collected from many sources. The other stones such as the pink sandstone, brown field quartz, black shale, black sands and pinkish limonite are also being used for manufacturing this salt.
Even though this type of salt is being used for such high grade products as table salt, it is still used in cooking as a major ingredient in cooking. Salt is an important part of the modern cooking process and hence the pink Himalayan salt is used in cooking.
When the Himalayan salt is used for cooking, the use of a wooden spoon is preferable over any other type of wooden spoon. This is because the wooden spoon is kept cool by the heat of the cooking process. This ensures that the salt remains in place and so prevents the food particles from floating.
All the cooking utensils that are used in cooking the pink Himalayan salt must be washed in a dishwashing liquid. This ensures that the salt remains clean and is not spoiled.
When you are preparing the food for the food in your home and one needs to salt, a ceramic bowl with a lid can be used to ensure that the salt is kept in place. You can also use a cooking pan to steam the food in. In the end the salty content in the food remains intact.
The other advantage of using the pink Himalayan salt is that it prevents the food from sticking on the plate. If the food is then brought to the table and the salt is poured into the bowls, it will remain in place. Thus the food remains moist and spreads across the plate without the food particles sticking to the sides.
The pink Himalayan salt is used in almost all the forms of cooking including the preparation of home-made desserts. As a result the salt is an essential component of most home kitchens.