I recently received an assortment of products from HimalaSalt . I have used Himalayan salts before, but never this brand, so I was excited to try them out. Everyone knows how much I love local products, so I was hoping that I would love these, so I could share another great Berkshire product on my site. I was not disappointed, to say the least!
HimalaSalt is sourced from deep in the Himalayas, from ancient sea beds, and then it is processed and packaged here in the Berkshires, unlike many Himalayan salts, which get processed nearer to the source( and therefore, do not have to follow strict U.S. standards). Regular sea salt, is an entirely different product all together, because it comes directly from our present day oceans, and we all know how polluted they are! So, if you are using regular sea salt, it could contain heavy metals and pollutants, which are not something any of us should be putting into our bodies. But, HimalaSalt is pure and good for you!
In my package, I received their Primordial Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Organic Garlic Sea Salt and Organic Black Peppercorns. I really wanted to try them out on a variety of different foods, to get a true sense of the taste. I tried the Primordial Sea Salt on just about everything that I have made in the past week, from roasted cherry tomatoes, to salads, to freshly made Raita(cucumber-yogurt) sauce for my falafel sandwiches. I loved that the flavor of the salt is so clean and bright on whatever you add it to. It seemed to make the flavors of the foods really ‘pop’.
The Organic Garlic Sea Salt, I used mostly on fresh things, like sliced cucumbers and meat(vegan, of course) sandwiches. It lent itself nicely to my food, without being overpowering in the garlic department. The Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, I also used mostly on fresh things, but mainly as a last touch. I tried it on watermelon, scalloped potatoes, and some chocolates that I had made. It seemed to have a more subtle taste than the Primordial Sea Salt, but still brightened everything it touched. I especially enjoyed it on the chocolate( okay, who am I kidding, everything tastes better with chocolate, haha!), and I am making some appetizers for a party later this month, and I think it will be perfect for them.
I almost saved the Organic Black Peppercorns, because I was already using another brand that I had previously purchased, but then I read a review(http://www.desperatelyseekinggina.com/2014/05/himalasalt-review.html?m=1), and the person raved about the peppercorns, so I knew that I had to try them. Wow, were they fresh and tasty! Sharp and pungent, and everything a great peppercorn should be! I have found myself adding it to everything, even things I normally wouldn’t add pepper to. A creamy mushroom soup was elevated to new and wonderful heights the other night, with the addition of the peppercorns!
I really am amazed that salts and peppers can be so different, but you can really tell that the HimalaSalt products are superior quality. Even my nine year old daughter told me she thought the salts were ‘super tasty and made the food taste better’. I love that they are a company committed to the environment, with their facilities being powered by the wind, that their packaging is eco-friendly and that they donate a portion of their proceeds back to the earth. Along with being organic, gluten free and Berkshire based, I would have to say that I can’t imagine a better salt product out there! They also sell bath salts, salt slabs for cooking(or keeping things cool) and other products, which I haven’t tried yet, but I am sure they rock! Do your health a favor, and check out this wonderful company. I know that I am convinced, and will use these products from now on, knowing that I am getting a great product, helping my health, and the environment, and shopping local! How awesome is that?
*Though I received these products at no cost, I did not receive monetary compensation for my post, and all thoughts and words are my true opinions.
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