In today’s episode of ‘don’t believe everything you read online’, I present to you: Pink Himalayan Salt
Yes it’s pink
Yes it’s pretty
But is it better for you? No.
Firstly, Himalayan Salt isn’t actually from the Himalayas. The salt is actually mined in Khewra, Pakistan, roughly 300 km from the Himalayas.
Secondly, it’s claimed to contain 84 trace minerals (although analyses give inconsistent results), which are allegedly great for our health. These trace minerals are what give it it’s pretty pink colour, rather ironic when you consider it’s marketed as being the most ‘pure’ salt. Yes, 84 trace minerals (i.e. contaminants) is now considered ‘pure’. Pure salt would be 100% sodium chloride (NaCl), and would be white.