Correctly processed high-quality Himalayan
salt will range in color from light white to
shades of pink and light red. When backlit,
every crystal should be slightly translucent.
Any solidly opaque particles are not salt.
Inclusions & Insoluble Materials
Grains that are opaque red, white, gray and
brown are inedible or insoluble materials. ;ese
inclusions can negatively impact the ;avor of the
salt and hinder the performance of grinders and
mills by damaging the grinding mechanisms.
Powder and dust is common in lower quality
Himalayan salt. Unfortunately, there’s no
e;ective way to “clean” dust. Without proper
chemical analysis testing, it can’t be identi;ed
as solely ;nely-ground salt (without any
other ;nely-ground ma;er included).
;e ;avor should be salt-forward with a
slight minerality. A clay-like ;avor and gri;y
texture indicate a lower-quality salt that likely
The Answer is Salt Works
At Salt Works®, we are dedicated to bringing
the highest quality, best tasting and cleanest
salts to our customers worldwide. We’re passionate about perfecting salt naturally through
proprietary methods, like our exclusive
Optically Clean® technology, while preserving
the ;avor pro;les, textures and characteristics
that make each salt unique. You’ll see the
quality and taste the di;erence of Salt Works’
Ancient Ocean® Himalayan Pink Salt.
Not all Himalayan pink salt is created or processed equally. Commodity importers and other suppliers have introduced signi;cantly lower quality Himalayan salt that is poorly processed, o;en overseas, before
being imported and sold in the US.
With lower cost and lower quality comes a higher
risk of lower food safety. Crudely processed Himalayan
pink salt may contain impurities, insoluble and inedible
materials such as: metal fragments, pieces of rock or
stone, clay particles, dust and other undesirable organic
and inorganic material.
Here are a few facts about Himalayan and some tips on
how to identify the highest quality and safest salt possible:
SALT SAFETY INSIGHTS A D V E R T I S E M E N T
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with Himalayan Salt.
Learn how Salt Works
produces the best Himalayan
Commonly found impurities in uncleaned Himalayan pink salt
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR
1. Is their Himalayan salt
processed in Pakistan
or the U.S.?
2. Are they registered
with the FDA and in
compliance with new
3. Is their salt Organic
4. Is the facility third-party
audited and by what
5. What other food safety
certifications do they
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