Yesterday I blogged about the "myths" about salt. Today, in Part 2, of the "Salt journey" I'm going to share with you some wonderful salts that are much healthier choices than your typical table salt that has been processed out the wazoo and has additives in it.
In a world where health-conscious choices are on the rise, our quest for the purest, most nutritious salts has led us to explore the oceans, scale the Himalayas, and uncover some hidden gems in the salt realm. Join us on this flavorful journey as we delve into the salty details of salts that are not just tasty but also free from microplastics and toxins.
1. The Himalayan Pink Marvel:
Our first stop is the majestic Himalayan Mountains, where the pink wonder, Himalayan salt, reigns supreme. Mined from ancient sea salt deposits, this blush-toned salt is not just a feast for the eyes but also a potential source of trace minerals. While some enthusiasts claim its benefits, remember, moderation is key.
2. Seaside Serenity with Sea Salt:
Ahoy! From the Mediterranean to the Pacific, sea salts beckon with promises of purity. Harvested from unpolluted waters, these salts boast natural flavors and mineral profiles. Whether you're sprinkling it on your favorite dish or using it for a relaxing bath, sea salt is a versatile companion.
3. Artisanal Elegance:
Picture this – hand-harvested salts, crafted with care and tradition. Artisanal salts offer a touch of elegance to your culinary adventures. Minimal processing ensures that these salts retain their natural goodness, making them a delightful addition to any salt lover's pantry.
4. Lab-Tested Assurance:
For the skeptics in the crowd (and we love a good skeptic!), many salt brands conduct rigorous testing to ensure their products are free from toxins and contaminants. Look for labels that proudly proclaim their commitment to quality, and don't hesitate to dig into those product details.
5. Glass and Paper, not Plastic:
Concerned about plastic in your salt? So are we! Seek out salts that break free from the plastic norm and embrace eco-friendly packaging. Glass or paper packaging not only reduces the risk of contamination but also makes your salt-shaking experience a planet-friendly one.
My favorites for my kitchen are:
- Redmond Real Salt On Amazon sourced from an ancient sea bed in Utah;
- Celtic Sea Salt On Amazon hand-harvested off the coast of Brittany, France; and
- Original Himalayan Crystal Salt ON AMAZON mined by hand without the use of explosives and mechanical equipment; cleaned, hand-sorted, hand-crushed and hand-packed near the Himalayas.
These brands are often praised for their commitment to quality, ethical sourcing, and minimal processing.
In a world filled with choices, finding the perfect salt for your kitchen might seem like a daunting task. However, armed with knowledge about the purity of salts, you can embark on a flavorful adventure that not only satisfies your taste buds but also aligns with your values. So, shake off those doubts, season your dishes with confidence, and let the salt journey begin! Remember, the best salt is the one that adds joy to your culinary creations without compromising on health or the environment. Cheers to a saltier (but toxin-free) world!
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