Pink Himalayan Salt is a type of rock salt from Punjab of Pakistan, near the foothills of the Himalayas, with several health benefits being the purest salts available. It contains up to 98 percent sodium chloride. The rest of the salt consists of trace minerals, such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. These give the salt its light pink tint and does not usually contain additives.
Lower levels of Sodium
- Some people believe that pink Himalayan salt is lower in sodium than regular table salt. However, both types consist of approximately 98 percent sodium chloride.
- As pink salt often has larger crystals than table salt, it technically contains less sodium per teaspoon. It also has a saltier flavor than table salt, meaning that a person can use less salt in a serving to achieve the same taste.
- However, pink salt is also available in a smaller granule size that more closely resembles regular salt. Consider this when seasoning food and measuring sodium intake.
- The American Heart Association (AHA) advises that over 75 percent of sodium intake comes from the salt already present in processed and prepared foods. Table salt does not add the bulk of sodium content to a meal.
VPac Pink salt are packed in ranges of 400g and 800g, good, strong quality pouches.