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#1 Old 11-14-2015, 08:45 AM
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Why you should try Himalayan Pink Salt

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#2 Old 11-14-2015, 10:02 AM
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That page is just nonsense, the only things they got right is that its from pakistan and its pink.
Its not a 'rich' source of anything other than salt. Tap water is a far richer source of magnesium. It absorbs just the same as regular salt, it raises blood pressure rather than lowering it, its crystalline structure isnt 'perfect' as those impurities that make it pink disrupt the crystalline lattice.
Pink salt is touted with nonsensical claims like few other products. My supermarket even has it tagged as GMO-free (for those fearing the environmental implications of genetically engineered salt trees...)

Its salt and its pink, that really should be enough because... pink!
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I agree. "It's pink" is enough to sway me.
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I have a big grinder full of it found at a discount store. I like it, but because it grinds very unevenly. I don't use much salt but like to get a pop of salt flavor rather than throughout.
Not because its pink salt, because grinder.
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#6 Old 12-23-2015, 05:54 AM
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That page is just nonsense, the only things they got right is that its from pakistan and its pink.
Its not a 'rich' source of anything other than salt. Tap water is a far richer source of magnesium. It absorbs just the same as regular salt, it raises blood pressure rather than lowering it, its crystalline structure isnt 'perfect' as those impurities that make it pink disrupt the crystalline lattice.
Pink salt is touted with nonsensical claims like few other products. My supermarket even has it tagged as GMO-free (for those fearing the environmental implications of genetically engineered salt trees...)

Its salt and its pink, that really should be enough because... pink!
So you're saying that we should take such claims with a pinch of ...er, Himalayan Pink Salt, Auxin?
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#7 Old 12-23-2015, 09:42 AM
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so you're saying that we should take such claims with a pinch of ...er, himalayan pink salt, auxin?:d
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I see the stupid pink salt everywhere I go, but not a drop of Kala Namak...
And yes, pretty salt is salt... made pretty.
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You would eat yourself into a heart attack trying to get enough of a daily supply of magnesium from pink salt.

By the way, pink salt also has radium, uranium, and polonium. -All of which are radio-active minerals, but like the magnesium, not enough to kill you before the NaCl gives you that heart attack previously mentioned.
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I see the stupid pink salt everywhere I go, but not a drop of Kala Namak...
And yes, pretty salt is salt... made pretty.
It's infuriating, isn't it?
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It's infuriating, isn't it?
Where do folks in the UK get Kala Namak / Black Salt? (sp?)
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I was under the impression it was easy to get Indian foods in the UK?
I get a good sized bag for like $2.00. I wish I could send you one?
I know online they charge too much for s/h
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Where do folks in the UK get Kala Namak / Black Salt? (sp?)
I've only ever got it off the internet; Amazon last time....but I don't do much shop shopping.

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Where do folks in the UK get Kala Namak / Black Salt? (sp?)
I have no idea. That's the infuriating part! I look for it everywhere but I've never seen it.
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A better option would be dulse, a type of seaweed, as it is naturally "salty".

In all honesty I have avoided reading this thread until now because I find the Himalayan salt claims so absurd. I see I am in good company.
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Gah!!! I hate that I'm so gullible, sometimes. This thread just burst my pink Himalayan salt bubble, lol.


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#17 Old 01-01-2016, 06:34 PM
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Pink salt is touted with nonsensical claims like few other products. My supermarket even has it tagged as GMO-free (for those fearing the environmental implications of genetically engineered salt trees...)
The important issue is this: is it gluten free?
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The important issue is this: is it gluten free?
Or fat free?
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I have no idea. That's the infuriating part! I look for it everywhere but I've never seen it.
Try an Indian supermarket. I'm pretty sure I've seen it in Whole Foods ... though it's expensive there.
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Try an Indian supermarket. I'm pretty sure I've seen it in Whole Foods ... though it's expensive there.
I'm in America and find it in Indean groceries.
My Whole Foods has more than 5 different salts they call different names of 'black salt'! I looked there first and didn't know what to pick!
I'm glad this got brought up - I'd forgotten about it. I just had a slice of whole grain toast with my margarine and sprinkled some on. Just like eggs on toast!
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