This season pink is in, but not in the form of summer dresses and sandals! Instead of running the catwalk, the rosy shade is storming dinner tables nationwide.
Himalayan pink salt – once considered the more expensive, better looking form of table salt purchased only by foodies and the health conscious – is now being picked up by supermarkets and regular shoppers.
Fans say it is more beneficial than standard salt – claims suggest it is less processed and is rich in minerals, making it a ‘healthy salt’. Pink salt crystals are even being added to baths and spas, with the idea circulating that the minerals are good for the skin and promote relaxation.
But how true are these health claims?
The claim – Himalayan salt is healthier because it has more minerals than standard salt.
Is it true?
This claim is yet to be proven. Pink salt is an unrefined raw material found in caves. It was formed around 250...