All about Himalayan Salts

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Where does Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt come from?

Our Crystal Salt comes from an area high in the Kalabagh region of the Himalayan foothills, in a mine near the village of Wanda Kukranwala. The salt was actually formed around 250 million years ago when the sun dried a primal ocean and the mighty Himalayas took shape, locking the salt crystals inside. Our products are selected from one of the few regions in the world where salt is still hand-mined, hand-picked and stone ground. It takes time, but with the crystals intact, you are assured of the most beneficial, mineral-rich salt available.

Why does my Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt look pink?

It is meant to! Genuine, pure Himalayan Crystal Salt is found in veins that may vary in colour from pure white, to white with a pinkish hue, to peach. On rare occasions it may even contain red or black specks. This is perfectly natural and simply reflects the mineral and trace element content. Nirvana Organics select salt for your table that tends to be pure white or white with a pinkish hue and it is always of the highest quality

What is Solé?

A Solé (So-lay) solution is a therapeutic salt brine that is the fundamental mineral infusion for your body. Solé is an excellent product for balancing the pH factor of your body and has many other special properties that are attributed to Himalayan Crystal Salt, with some referring to Solé as ‘liquid sunlight’ or ‘liquid light-energy’.

To make your Solé, simply add a small handful of our Solé chunks to pure, good quality water and allow 24 -36 hours for the salt crystals to dissolve and reach saturation point.

What minerals are present in Himalayan Crystal Salt?

Himalayan salt is salt in its complete/whole state, naturally containing minerals and trace elements (renowned to contain 84 minerals and trace elements).

Apparently the earth and also our bodies contain all of these minerals and trace elements.

We are aware that certain natural derived elements can be toxic in isolation and in large doses.

Most of the additional minerals and trace elements that Himalayan Salt is renowned to contain are so minute that specialised equipment is required for analysis.

Even regular sea salt is renowned to contain 84 minerals and trace elements.

Himalayan crystal salt is considered not to contain modern day environmental pollutants and its unique crystalline structure makes the elements more available to the body.

What is the government certification by PMDC in regards to Himalayan Salt?

PMDC is an autonomous corporation under the administrative control of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources , Government of Pakistan. It was established in 1974 with an authorized capital of Rs.1,000 million to expand and help mineral development activities in the country.

It is involved in exploration and evaluation of economic mineral deposits, preparation of techno-economic feasibility reports, mining and marketing.

PMDC is operating 4 Coal Mines, 4 Salt Mines/ quarries and a silica sand quarry. PMDC shares 17% of the coal and 58% of the total salt production in the country.

Himalayan salt from PMDC is considered of high purity/quality.

PMDC stands for a government department called Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation which actually owns most of the salt mines in Pakistan. Their accreditation includes no child labour used in these mines that are owned and operated by them (in fact employees must be over the age of 20) and laboratory testing performed by them guarantees the purity of their salt. The salt mines are in the foothills of the Himalayan region.

Family operated businesses in the area use this high quality Himalayan salt that they purchase from PMDC to produce all of their beautiful Himalayan salt products.

Is it true that Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt contains minerals?

Yes, Himalayan Crystal Salt is renowned to contain 84 minerals and trace elements. Due to the salt’s remarkable crystalline structure, the minerals and trace elements are available in minute particles (colloidal size) and can easily be absorbed by human cells and metabolized. A typical analysis of Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt® includes elements Sodium, Chloride, Sulphur, Calcium, Potassium, Oxygen, Lithium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium and Chromium and many additional trace elements, which is identical to elements originally found existing in the primal ocean. Our body fluids, which make up approximately 70% of our weight, contain almost the same ratio of elements as seawater.

Does Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt contain any additives?

No, Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt® contains NO additives or free-flowing agents of any kind. Our Himalayan Crystal Salt is 100% pure, unrefined, wholesome and holistic and tastes great too!

Can I use Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt for cooking?

Of course! We suggest using ‘Fine Ground’ salt to pour into water while cooking pasta and rice or sprinkling it on your steamed vegetables or crunchy garden salad. Poached, scrambled, boiled or fried eggs taste great with our flavour-enhancing mineral-rich salt. Rub or sprinkle on to roast chicken, meat, fish or your favourite potato chips.

Sprinkle the ‘Medium Ground’ salt onto your favourite vegetables, salads, chicken, meat, fish, or tofu and experience the mouth watering difference. For added flavour, try Nirvana Organics® Himalayan Crystal Salt Grinder range with a selection of herb or pepper blends. A salt for the food connoisseur!

What is the difference between Halite Salt used for Inhalers and Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt?

Nirvana ceramic salt inhalers use halite salt crystals as this special type of salt is preferable for salt inhalers. The salt crystals are naturally clear/white in appearance and have an isometric shape. The crystals release the perfect amount of therapeutic doses including specific mineral and trace elements as described below and last a very long time.

These natural deposits of mineral halite are derived from evaporated ancient lakes and seas. The unrefined rock salt, primarily sodium chloride, also includes varying concentrations of other mineral salts such as calcium and magnesium, manganese and sulfates which have additional therapeutic properties depending on the source.

When do I know when my Salt Pipe Inhaler needs refiling?

You can check the salt crystals by removing the plug at the bottom of the salt pipe. If the salt pipe appears over half full, it will not need refilling. If the salt crystals appear moist, it is advisable to dry them in full sun or in an oven on low temperature setting before placing them back in the salt pipe.

Is Himalayan Crystal Salt Mercury free?

Himalayan Crystal salt was laid down some 200 million years ago in a period free from human polluting. Salt like soil, contains a natural amount of minerals, trace elements and heavy metals. Himalayan salt is no different. The Codex Standard for food grade salt (including Himalayan salt) states that the maximum limit for Mercury is 0.1 mg/kg. The information on testing given to us by our suppliers states that Mercury is present in Himalayan salt at a rate of 0.005 mg/kg, well with permissible limits.

Does Himalayan salt contain high levels of fluoride?

No, fluoride is only renowned as a minor trace element in our Himalayan crystal salt in extremely small quantities.

The fluoride that Himalayan Crystal Salt is renowned to contain as a minor trace element is actually calcium fluoride (not sodium fluoride).

To our knowledge sodium fluoride is the problem, not calcium fluoride which is actually beneficial. People think that all fluorides are the same, when in fact they are not. Calcium fluoride is good for our bones and teeth, whereas sodium chloride (in large quantities) is a poison to our bodies.

What is the level of Iodine in Himalayan Salt?

Himalyan crystal salt has natural occurring Iodine at 0.40mg per 1 level tsp (4g).