Himalayan salt is riding a wave of popularity due to its high mineral composition as a health benefit.  Himalayan salt contains trace minerals not found in sea-salt or iodized salt, such as sulfur, magnesium, potassium, and calcium.  Sadly it seems that Himalayan salt is more a product of clever marketing than the natural healthy product.

To summarize the article below, here are the main points:

1.  Himalayan salt is mined

Yep, we don’t often consider how they get that precious salt, but salt is conventionally mined like any other mineral.

2.  Himalayan salt is a non-renewable resource

This mineral takes some 800 million years to form, and currently is limited in supply.

3.  Transportation

Chances are you don’t live within range of the salt mines, which means there is a lot of pollution generated to transport the salt around the world to your market.

4.  There are other mineral salt options

A quick search and chances are you can find a locally sourced salt that has many of the shared properties of the Himalayan salt.

5.  The color 

Many people like the salt for the looks when serving the oarnge-pink coloration can add an decorative element to any salad or dish over that boring ol’ white salt.  However there may be a locally produced salt that also have a nice pink color.

6.  The taste 

The flavor of the Himalayan salt adds more layers to a dish, but there are other flavorful salts on the market with a much lower footprint.  Just takes some research.

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