Himalayan salt is either off-white or transparent. There’s also another variety called Pink Himalayan salt which is reddish or pinkish in color. The two different colors come from the same mine and have the same properties. Aside from creating mouth-watering pink Himalayan salt recipes, Himalayan salt is also used for other purposes. As opposed to ordinary table salt which is detrimental to health, Himalayan crystal salt actually encourages healthy cell fluid balance. Table salt is considered harmful to your body because it prematurely kills human cells through the process of dehydration. Because it is considered as a healthier alternative, pink Himalayan salt is sought after by many.
Pink Himalayan Salt Uses
Mined from the same place this is a natural pink crystal mineral sea salt which has had no artificial color added to it. It is even more beautiful than the white or translucent Himalayan salt. It replenishes the body with minerals and trace elements essential for a healthy lifestyle just like the Himalayan salt. But because of its natural beauty pink Himalayan salt is used for other purposes in addition to adding it to food.
Though Pink Himalayan salt recipes are very popular, you might as well check out some of the other of pink Himalayan salt uses are listed below.
A jar of pink Himalayan bath crystals enhances any bathroom and added as bath salts when they dissolve your body receives the benefits.
These are becoming very popular because of their extreme beauty. It is necessary to mine larger pink Himalayan salt crystals to create a salt lamp as they must be in one piece. The crystal is then carved into an attractive shape and an incandescent light bulb or candle is placed inside. A pink Himalayan salt lamp gives a beautiful glow and is perfect for mood lighting.
Himalayan Salted Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
This double chocolate mint cookie recipe is one of my favorite Pink Himalayan salt recipes. It is very easy to make and is absolutely delicious!
You will need the following:
- 3/4 cups of white chocolate chips
- 9 ounces of sugar
- 7 and a half ounces of unsalted softened butter
- 2 large whole eggs
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 9 and a half ounces of AP flour
- 2.25 ounces of cocoa powder
- 1 1/8 of vanilla paste
- 1/8 of mint extract
- 3/4 tsp of Himalayan Salt
- Use a paddle on medium speed to cream the sugar and butter within a mixer.
- Be sure to only add the eggs one at a time and fully mix them each time.
- Add the rest of the dry ingredients within the mixer, then place the remaining ingredients into the mixture, but do not place the mint extract directly onto the mixture as it may curdle the eggs.
- Lower the mixer to a slower speed to help with the incorporation of the ingredients.
- After a successful incorporation of ingredients, remove them and allow them to chill while covered for a hour. While doing this preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- After letting them chill for a hour, start to divide the dough into 25 equal portions.
- Smooth the dough balls out into the desired equal shapes.
- Place them on your baking pan and into the oven.
- Allow them to bank for ten to fifteen minutes then remove them with a flat spatula.
- Enjoy or freeze again for later use!
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