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Book of Shadows - ONLINE => SALTS => Topic started by: Truthseeker_Mitzy on November 22, 2011, 11:57:27 PM

Title: Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
Post by: Truthseeker_Mitzy on November 22, 2011, 11:57:27 PM
http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/pinksalt.php (http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/pinksalt.php)

Himalayan Pink Salt was originally formed from marine fossil deposits over 250 million years ago during the Jurassic era.  Harvested from ancient sea beds, this rare and extraordinary salt has been a valuable commodity for centuries.  Historically, the Himalayan people used this salt to preserve their fish and meat throughout the year, and every spring they transported the salt to Nepalese valleys for trade. Heavily burdened yaks would carry the salt along narrow sloping paths, mountains, and cliffs in order to sell and exchange the salt for other commodities.
Himalayan Pink Salt is still extracted from mines by hand, according to long-standing tradition, and without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being hand-selected, the salt is then hand-crushed, hand-washed, and dried in the sun. However it should be noted that most of the commercial supply of Himalayan Pink Salt on the market today is currently coming from the mountainous regions of Pakistan.
Title: Re: Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
Post by: Starlah on July 19, 2012, 03:45:50 PM
Wow. I have some of this from a local shop, and I never knew the background. Very informative, thank you.

Starlah
Title: Re: Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
Post by: Truthseeker_Mitzy on July 23, 2012, 03:47:40 PM
You are welcome, I also post links to every site I get info from for people to browse all different kind of info. I love the sea salt we have theyre so yummy and makes cooking with it wonderful :)