Do I cook the food directly on the slab?
Yes, get the heat up slowly to the desired temp and place your food directly on the slab. Check our Recipes section under our blog for more info on how to use Himalayan salt cooking slabs.
Can I use the cooking slab on my stove?
You sure can. Just remember to turn the heat up slowly over 45 minutes to 1 hour. Also remember that your heat will have to be turned up a little more than if you were to use a pan. If you turn the heat up too quickly, you risk cracking your slab. Read our article on “How To Cook With A Pink Himalayan Salt Slab” for more details.
I’ve noticed some salt brands are a little cheaper? Why is that?
Our products are aggressively comparable. Of course there may be a cheaper brand out there. Just like there is a difference between a Honda and a Mercedes, there is a difference between our products and others. Do your research, and be careful. Some brands are actually using pink and red dyes and are just coloring common table salt. This is not only fraud, but can be detrimental to your health because the food coloring red-40 has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animal tests. Many salt lamps on the market are fake, and contain harmful toxins. Read our Article “Is Your Himalayan Salt Real or Fake” for more info.
Also understand that our salt is hand mined to reduce the environmental toxin residue in our salt. Hand mined salt costs more. We also manually bag your salt, not by machine. We want to produce jobs on Guam and also want to limit our environmental impact. Manual labor costs more.
Choosing to purchase our Himalayan salt over others is a statement that you care about our environment, and want to help provide jobs for native islanders.
What if my order ships from Guam? How long will it take?
Not much longer. Guam is a United States territory and is served by USPS, DHL, UPS and FedEx.
USPS generally takes about a week, whereas the private shipping companies take around 5-6 days.
Very rarely will we have to ship from Guam. When we do, it may be due to a custom cut order, or our Nevada fulfillment center is out of stock.
Are there any health benefits of using Himalayan salt over regular table salt?
Yes,There are many reason to choose raw Himalayan salt over refined table salt. Himalayan salt has up to 84 trace minerals. Common table salt is void of all trace minerals and goes through processing. Most common table salt is mixed with toxic anti-caking agents like Aluminum. Aluminum is a neurotoxin to humans.
As pink salt often has larger crystals than table salt, it technically contains less sodium per teaspoon. It also has a saltier flavor than table salt, meaning that a person can use less salt in a serving to achieve the same taste. Read our article on “Benefits of Using Himalayan Salt” for more information on the topic.
Where do you ship from?
Our product comes to us at our facility on the US territory island of Guam, directly from our mine in Pakistan. We then bag and seal the salt and send it to our storage facilities around the world. If you are a USA customer, your order will likely be fulfilled from our Las Vegas Nevada distribution center.
What Is Black Himalayan Salt?
Not all black salts are the same. There is Black Lava Salt, also known as Hawaiian Black Salt (sea salt blended with activated charcoal) a simple condiment, and there is Himalayan Black Salt, also known as Kala Namak is what we sell.
Black Himalayan Black salt is created from ancient rock salt from the southern steppes of the Himalayan mountains in northern Pakistan. Commonly used in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It is composed of sodium and other minerals that give Black Himalayan Salt its particular color, taste and smell.
Raw pink Himalayan salt is fired in a furnace for 24 hours sealed in a ceramic jar with traditional Ayurveda medicinal barks and herbs. The fired salt is then cooled and aged. This process transforms the salt to a dark black-purple color and the naturally occurring sodium sulfate transform into the sulfur with a strong taste and smell. Many say that Kala Namak smells like boiled eggs, but that flavor does not transfer into the food when cooked with it. Read more about “Black Himalayan Salt”.
Where does Himalayan salt come from?
All Himalayan salt comes from Pakistan, primarily from the Punjab region. If anyone tells you otherwise, they are not being honest with you. We know there are some companies out there that claim their salt comes from Mount Everest. This is not true.
Most mines use diesel engine powered equipment and blasting to get the salt broken free. Our mine is one of the last few that use hand picks and axes. This insures that there is no fossil fuel residue or other environmental toxins in our salt. Our salt is bagged, sealed in a shipping container and sent immediately to our processing facility on the US island of Guam.
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