What kind of salt is pink? Is it some kind of festive designer salt for special occasions? Is it dyed to celebrate the birth of a sweet little girl? Whoever heard of pink salt? Well, now I’ve not only heard of it, I’ve seen it and bought some. 🙂
– Nelson Mandela
Just in the last couple of months I’ve heard of different colors of salts. They include black salt from India and pink salt from the foothills of the Himalayas. For a Guide to Salts click here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/guides/salt.php
Now that I have this lovely pink salt I decided to do a bit of research on it. Pros: It’s unrefined, with trace elements of 84 different minerals, etc. in it. It doesn’t have iodine added to it. It’s probably won’t be polluted because it’s been underground, whereas sea salt potentially could be polluted. Cons: It’s taken from a salt mine in Pakistan, so it’s not local. It’s not cheap (relative to other kinds of salt)… is it worth the money?
life may always have flavor. “
~It’s A Wonderful Life, (movie) 1946
What do you think? Have any of you used it before? Do you have any recipes that you specifically use it for? Is it a waste of money or a good investment? I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comments.
And I do kind of like the pink color. 🙂