Hello Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. Goodbye Morton’s.

My daughter and I were at the Boise Co-op today, and she became intrigued by the Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. It reminder her of the salt Alton Brown used on one of his episodes, and she said it looked like “salt from a cave”. Of course, loving that she is a 10-year-old foodie, I returned home with some gorgeous pink salt in its own ceramic grinder.

I also had an assortment of salts in my pantry which my friend, Sharon, sent me as a birthday present. Thus, we were ready for a salt taste test.

pink, white sea, porcini, black, table salt

The Salts: pink, white sea, porcini, black, table

First we tasted the Himalayan Sea Salt…salty, delicious, and of course, the best part…it’s PINK!

Then, sea salt from the Provence region of France (Fleur de Sel)..fresh, clean, salty.

Next, we tried the Porcini Mushroom Fusion Salt…the name says it all–a combination of dried mushroom powder and salt. Totally delicious. Perfect for flavored dipping oil or on any dish where an earthy flavor is desired.

Cyprus Black Sea Salt was next….we decided it tasted like the ocean. And, it looks awesome.

Lastly…to round things out…I brought out the Morton’s salt. We both took a little taste, expecting a normal salty flavor. What a horrible shock! It tasted processed, chemical-y, not like salt at all! We were both pretty disgusted.

I quickly dumped all the Morton’s and replaced my standard salt shakers with some fine ground sea salt.

My favorite shakers

“Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.” – Pythagoras (580 BC – 500 BC)

When life hands you lemons – break out the tequila and salt” – Unknown

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5 thoughts on “Hello Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. Goodbye Morton’s.

  1. omg i can’t believe you too. we started using this stuff and it’s really good. we blend it with kosher salt bcos it’s pretty strong!

  2. That’s a great idea, Cheryl! I’m going to definitely try that–especially since I now have a new salt grinder! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Here is a little more info on Pink Salt (Darlene, thanks for commenting on FB about the Bonair salt–I’d love to try it!). I pulled this from the Livestrong site:

    Better Than Salt
    Himalayan pink salt isn’t your average table salt. Hand-harvested and minimally processed, it contains 84 minerals and trace elements that are highly beneficial for the body including magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium and iron, according to the website The Greater Green. “Regular consumption of Himalayan pink salt provides essential minerals, trace elements, balances electrolytes, supports proper nutrient absorption, eliminates toxins, balances the body’s pH, normalizes blood pressure, and increases circulation and conductivity,” according to the website.

    Regular table salt is “actually full of many forms of chemicals and even sugar”, according to natural health website Global Healing Center. This type of salt is difficult to digest and can lead to inflammation of the tissues, high blood pressure and bloating. Himalayan pink salt is easier for the body to process, requiring far less cellular water in order to neutralize the sodium chloride content in chemically-treated salt.

    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/267937-what-are-the-benefits-of-himalayan-pink-salt/#ixzz1MTcHOqGb

  4. We’ve done this experiment before too. its amazing the difference in taste. The Morton regular salt tastes like chemical yuck! Only using Sea salts now. bought liquid iodine to put in water to help replace the iodine salt
    2 hours ago · Like

    • Thanks for sharing. Very interesting about using iodine drops in water–I wouldn’t have thought of that (ever!). I think this salt topic might be worth a lot more investigation!

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