Pink Himalayan salt crystals are some of the most fascinating minerals known to man. When used in cooking, the aesthetic qualities of this crystal are unsurpassed and they possess a number of health benefits.
The scientific name for Pink Himalayan salt is "purpuric" and is derived from the Sanskrit word Purusha, which means salt. Himalayan salt has a crystal structure that looks like the faceted surface of a tiny diamond. Pure Himalayan salt crystal comes in many different colors, but of course, there is no purity of color, as it has been mined from either blue or purple mountains.
The use of Himalayan pink salt crystals has been referred to as a 'universal solvent' because it is capable of dissolving virtually any substance, be it glass, ceramic, metal, or even a fresh slice of white bread. When salt is mixed with water, it can form crystals. The high salt content of Himalayan pink salt crystals is its most amazing property.
Most crystals of salt have very high density and so require a great deal of energy to dissolve them. But salt crystals dissolve because they are extremely buoyant and large amounts of heat are required to cause their density to fall below the melting point of water. Salt crystals are also unique in that their molecular structure allows them to exist in two states at once.
Aqueous salt crystals are highly conductive and have a metallic taste because they can be oxidized and frozen. On the other hand, the salt crystals and rock crystals are non-conductive and their cold state means that there is a long period of time during which they can be frozen without being deformed or shrinking.
A salt crystal is completely smooth, even when under a layer of ice. Once you reach the melting point of water on a normal crystal, it will lose its volume. But once the salt crystal is frozen and solid, it is permanently intact.
If a salt crystal is exposed to a moist atmosphere, such as a bowl of steaming soup, it can change to a pale pink hue. Himalayan pink salt crystals are also used in baking because they give bread and pastries a beautiful golden yellow appearance.
Certain types of red meat, such as steaks and roasts, can be enhanced by using salt crystals instead of salt tablets. A salt crystal can act as a coagulant, giving the meat an even brown color, and is also effective against bistro fires.
There are several different uses for salt crystals. They can be used to wash and scrape off old paint from walls, or to treat a pile of dirt that has built up on the floor. They can also be mixed with green food coloring and sprinkled over a piece of spinach for the effect of spinach in a vinaigrette, or to make candied lemons to serve as a fruit salad dressing.
It is possible to find Himalayan pink salt crystals at health food stores, cookware stores, and online. The best quality crystals tend to be sold at wholesale prices to individual customers, rather than in bulk quantities to the general public. There are different grades of salt crystals, and the grade of the crystal depends on its crystallization and hardness.
Himalayan pink salt crystals are sold in several different grades, and the best crystals tend to be sold at discount prices. Some businesses sell them by the kilogram, which is a substantial amount of salt and requires a huge sum of money to purchase.
Himalayan pink salt is an exceptional product, with a unique and diverse role in the cooking and decorating of our food. It is also a good item to add to the beauty of our homes.