- English: Himalayan Black salt
- Also, known as: Sanchal, Sulemani namak, bit lobon, kala noon, or pada loon
Habitat: Himalayas salt ranges
The condiment is composed largely of sodium chloride with several other components lending the salt its color and smell. The smell is mainly due to its sulfur content. Because of the presences of Greigite in the mineral, it forms brownish pink to dark violet translucent crystals when whole. When ground into a powder, its color ranges from purple to pink.
Black salt has been highly praised in India's Ayurveda. It has been used for its perceived medical qualities. Traditionally, the salt was transformed from its raw natural forms into commercially sold Black salt through a reductive chemical process that transforms some of the naturally occurring sodium sulfate of the raw salt into pungent hydrogen sulfide and sodium sulfide. This involves firing the raw salts in a furnace for 24 hours while sealed in a ceramic jar. The fired salt is then cooled, stored, and aged prior to sale. Black salt is prepared in this manner in northern India with production concentrated in Hisar district, Haryana. The salt crystals appear black and are usually ground to a fine powder that is pink.
How to use:
As a spice
Note: We grind Black Salt at our in-house facility to maintain the quality of the salt.
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