Himalayan Pik Salt 390g £1.99 @ B&M
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Himalayan Pik Salt 390g £1.99 @ B&M

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Found 30th Dec 2012
They had it in the summer, but now I've seen it back in stock. The 390g jar is much better than the 100g one they seem to have most of the time, because the salt is pinker and better quality.

This is by far the best salt I've ever tried.

Himalayan Salt is one of the healthiest and purest natural salts available. The salt formed 250 million years ago when the sun dried up the original prehistoric ocean. It is completely perfect and natural and equal to the structure of the earliest primitive sea. Himalayan Salt contains 84 nutritional elements which are vital to our bodies functions.

Its pink color is coming from iron oxide.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayan_salt

Not Himalayan - mined in Pakistan it seems

as your source says though- its still know as himalayan. thanks for info op. heat added.

I dont think this is anymore healthy than regular salt, perhaps buying foodstuffs from Pakistan may carry some additional risks given the loose regulation in developing countries...Wikipedia ... Mineral composition Himalayan salt crystals rocks.
In 2003 the Bavarian consumer protection agency Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit analyzed 15 specimens of Himalaya salt sold in Germany and could detect a total of 10 different minerals: sodium and chloride (98%) and other minerals. This agency states that these salts come from Pakistan and can, like all salts, cause hypertension (high blood pressure).[1] German public television broadcaster ZDF presented the analyzed chemical composition of Himalayan salt, stating that the specimen contained 95–96% sodium chloride that was contaminated with 2–3% polyhalite (gypsum) and small amounts of 10 other different minerals.[

Also normal salt has other elements added which reduce the chance of the lurgy (salt was known to almost eradicate certain diseases / deficiencies globally many years ago)

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The Himalayas abut or cross five countries: Bhutan, India, Nepal, People's Republic of China, and Pakistan

Whatever people say, this salt tastes really good, and I have high salt standards.

Looking at my pink salt bought from b&m I am feeling increasingly nauseous...

davidicke.com/for…php?t=115738

Can't thank you enough davewave.

contaminated is a loose word in this context since sea solt is undoubtedly contaminated too.
and yes Pakistan does extend into the Himalyan foothills, with K2 mountain range within its borders.
the salt mines are a tourist attraction as well as being highly regarded.

davewave

I dont think this is anymore healthy than regular salt, perhaps buying … I dont think this is anymore healthy than regular salt, perhaps buying foodstuffs from Pakistan may carry some additional risks given the loose regulation in developing countries...Wikipedia ... Mineral composition Himalayan salt crystals rocks.In 2003 the Bavarian consumer protection agency Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit analyzed 15 specimens of Himalaya salt sold in Germany and could detect a total of 10 different minerals: sodium and chloride (98%) and other minerals. This agency states that these salts come from Pakistan and can, like all salts, cause hypertension (high blood pressure).[1] German public television broadcaster ZDF presented the analyzed chemical composition of Himalayan salt, stating that the specimen contained 95–96% sodium chloride that was contaminated with 2–3% polyhalite (gypsum) and small amounts of 10 other different minerals.[

BIGUSHEADUS

Looking at my pink salt bought from b&m I am feeling increasingly … Looking at my pink salt bought from b&m I am feeling increasingly nauseous...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115738Can't thank you enough davewave.



why? that article is nonsensical, the salt would not be allowed to be sold in the uk as a foodstuff if it did not pass uk tests and being sold as such would be illegal.

its more a case of the blind leading the blind.


For those who doesn't have B&M in their area but still wants to experience all the benefits by including Himalayan Salt to their diet -
iHerb has a great variety of Himalayan Salt http://www.iherb.com/search?kw=himalayan%20salt#cid=3373&none&rcode=bdg434.
Copy and paste in your browser or use their searh button.

From a brief perusal of the web as I have never herd of this before, probably because I'm not the greatest person for salt intake. This is a widely sold product and sold by many health stores because of it's purity and natural elements. It turns out it is pink due the Iron element contained within which is AFAICT not harmful in the quantities it contains assuming one doesnt eat it by the spoonful(s)!

So anything thats healthy is always a good thing to add to your diet.

MmMd

The Himalayas abut or cross five countries: Bhutan, India, Nepal, … The Himalayas abut or cross five countries: Bhutan, India, Nepal, People's Republic of China, and PakistanWhatever people say, this salt tastes really good, and I have high salt standards.



The salt mine is 300km away from the Himalayas.
Ever tried Halen Mon? as that is one of the best salts I have used (and doesn't claim to be some sort of Snake Oil)

Went to look at the one I had in the cupboard that I bought from B&M in the summer.

From the label Himalayan Salt
Ingredients Pink Salt

Product of South Africa not even the same continent, this is the 300g grinder.

That is based on the presumpposition that the ruling class have our best interests at heart. You need only consider the prevalence of neurotoxins like MSG, carcinogens like the artificial sweetener aspartame, synthetic chemicals like BPA in food canning and beverage bottling, diabetes-causing glucose-fructose syrup, deadly hexaflurosilicic acid in tap water, mercury in flu vaccines, sterility causing GMO's and pesticides to see that our health is NOT high on their agenda. In fact one could go as far as to say that allowing all of this equates to an entirely different, eugenical agenda. And now they are screwing with our health foods too.

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I have stopped believing in "what we are told is good for us" a few years ago... I am careful with what I buy and I would never ever go close to anything in a tin, or containing G-F syrup, or gluten, and so on... I feel blessed I can do my own research on the web and I have now learnt - and experienced on myself - to see what does my body good and what does not. Regarding this salt, yes it might not be from Himalayas, I think it is just pink mountain salt and it's OK to my taste buds. Still my favourite salt!
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