Himalayan salt is a type of salt extracted from rocks, and is sometimes classified as a type of sea salt, while others classify it as rock salt.
Himalayan salts are extracted from certain areas of Pakistan near the Himalayas, where the composition of this salt is similar to the natural composition of table salt as well as sea salt, as Himalayan salt consists mainly of sodium chloride and Himalayan salt contains residues of some minerals.
Himalayan salt has a somewhat different taste from table salt, which is believed to be due to the salt containing additional minerals, and its texture is more coarse than that of table salt.
Himalayan salt has a beautiful pink color, so it is common to find this salt under the name pink Himalayan salt, and its color is often attributed to the following:
The high level of iron in the raw rocks from which it is extracted.
It contains small percentages of some metals.
Himalayan Salt Benefits:
Because of its salty taste than regular table salt, a person may be able to get the same degree of salinity that he gets when using regular table salt, but by using only a small amount of Himalayan salt, which may lead to a reduction in the daily sodium intake.
Eating dishes that were used during cooking Himalayan salt may help improve digestion, as this salt may contribute to stimulating the production of some important enzymes, such as: amylase, and a specific enzyme in the stomach that may help digest proteins in particular.
Moisturizing the body and preventing dehydration, because salt contains sodium necessary to maintain the balance of body fluids.
A natural remedy for some skin problems, such as: eczema when used by adding an amount of salt to the bathtub water, a benefit that has not yet been confirmed by research.