Himalayan pink salt and black salt

Connie Veneracion

I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

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14 Responses

  1. I’ve learned something new today, thanks Connie… :)

  2. misao says:

    hmmm… now I’m getting interested. I have Himalayan pink salt in my spice rack and never thought of researching about it – I was just amused by the color when I saw it off the grocery shelf.

    Never really thought about the minerals in the salt – different colors would probably make more sense if we know which mineral imparts which color.

    Iron oxide comes in many form but the most common form I know would probably be rust (kalawang) – well, now pink makes sense! :)

  3. PITS, MANILA says:

    oooh! the romance of salt — thanks for the info! i love those shops along UN avenue. thanks to chef romeo vasquez of malacanang who was generous enough to share valuable info re hard-to-find items. it was ‘basmati’ i was in search of at that time. other items available include herbs and spices, curry mixes, bottled and canned goods, ready-to-eat samosa and other finger-foods.

  4. Min Q says:

    Hi Connie,
    One of those Indian food stores has a branch along Jupiter St (between Reposo and Makati Ave) in Makati. It’s in this building beside Korean Garden,

  5. anna says:

    i cannot believe na mas mura pa diyan sa atin ang himalayan pink salt kaysa dito sa ME! as in triple ang nakita ko na price sa grocery! absurd! OA talaga sila magpresyo nang products dito minsan… pinagiisipan ko tuloy kung bibilhin ko or hindi. I’m planning to use it for baking (like for brownies or salted caramels, etc… ) most salts sold here sa groceries are table salt and those labeled as sea salt mukha at lasa pa din na table salt

    • Baka may presumption that because the average household income there is higher, the buying capacity is higher. :-P Really proves that prices aren’t really based on simple supply and demand, ano? Artificial ang prices. :(

  6. Chi says:

    Never tried the pink salt, but it sure looks pretty!

    Just to add to your info on the source, there’s a booth in the Salcedo Sunday Market (Salcedo Village, Makati, Sundays 6am-2pm) that also sells Himalayan pink salt.

    I’m sure you’ll be posting a recipe featuring the pink salt soon. Can’t wait! :-D

  7. I thought the Salcedo Market was a Saturday thing?

  8. ellen says:

    I started using himalayan sea salt three years ago and I will never go back to using iodised salt ever again. The pink salt is a lot more subtle and I find the food a lot tastier. The regular table salt tend to have a metallic aftertaste.

  9. Chi says:

    Oops, I meant the Sunday Market in Legaspi Village. :-)

  10. Philip says:

    Hello po, newbie here. But will just ask, may alam po ba kayo nabibilhan neto outside manila? like Davao? need ko lang po for medication bec apparently it’s also a good alternative medicine. didnt know it can be used for cooking purposes too. truly wonderful

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