We didn’t choose Himalayan Pink Salt for our Betsy’s Best products just because of its pretty pink color. There’s a reason we season our products with this beautifully colored crystal!
Why is Himalayan Pink Salt Better For You Than Regular Salt?
Himalayan Pink Salt is known as the purest salt on earth. In fact, it’s been protected deep within the pristine Himalayan Mountains for over 250 million years! Although it has the same sodium content as table salt (meaning it’s no better for blood pressure levels) Himalayan Pink Salt has a few key things traditional table salt lacks:
Superior texture and flavor – all of which are thanks to the way sea salt is extracted from the earth.
Unlike Himalayan Pink Salt, after traditional table salt is mined from deposits in the earth, it’s heavily processed and stripped of all its minerals. “Anti-caking” agents are then added to prevent the salt from clumping together. On the other hand, Himalayan Pink Salt requires very minimal processing, which preserves the salt’s natural texture, flavor and 84 nourishing minerals.
Why Betsy Chose Himalayan Pink Salt For Her Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters
The main reason Himalayan Pink Salt has graced Betsy’s Best products is because of its minimal processing; this savory salt remains more coarse and flavorful than traditional table salt, and in turn, is more satisfying to the taste buds. Himalayan Pink Salt is the perfect pair for the sweet flavor of Betsy’s Best. The combination of salty and sweet makes quite the treat!
Now you know how much thought went into choosing the perfect salt for our nut & seed butters. Himalayan Pink Salt isn’t just delicious, it’s nutritious too!
The health benefits of sea salt must be many, right? These days you can see it in your favorite bag of potato chips, pretzels, or even your chocolate bar. There is now an array of sea salt options in the grocery store and we couldn’t help but wonder: What makes this salt any different from traditional table salt?
What Are The Health Benefits of Sea Salt
Sea salt has the same sodium content as table salt, meaning it’s no better for blood pressure levels, but there are nutritional benefits to using sea salt instead of traditional table salt, all of which come as a result of the way it’s extracted from the earth. When table salt is mined from deposits in the earth, it is heavily processed and stripped of all its minerals. “Anti-caking” agents are then added to prevent it from clumping together. Sea salt, on the other hand, is collected through evaporation methods and requires very minimal processing, leaving it with superior texture, flavor, and mineral content. This process also allows sea salt to hold on to trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
The main reason sea salt has gained popularity in restaurants and packaged food products is the desirable texture it retains through the evaporation process. The sea salt remains more coarse and flavorful than table salt, which makes it more satisfying to the taste buds. Most chefs add sea salt throughout the cooking process to bring out the natural flavors in the ingredients they use. Sea salt can be a delicious, more natural option to add to your diet in contrast to traditional table salt, though for optimal heart health, it should still be used in moderation when adding to your favorite foods.