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Best Himalayan Sea Salt For Healthy Meals

Jane here, guys! Today I thought I’d write and share with you my favorite picks for the best Himalayan sea salt.

I was making chicken vegetable skewers (feeling very Mediterranean, thanks) and as usual, I had my Himalayan Pink Salt grinder out making me even feel better about today’s lunch.

This tasty meal consisted of fresh green and yellow bell peppers, crunchy onions, yummy asparagus, and slices of chicken breasts marinated in lemon, rosemary, pepper, and of course, a good sprinkling of pink Himalayan salt. There’s just something so satisfying when I take out the grinder and grind grind grind.

If you’re still using table salt, have a think and read up on my short article on table salt vs Himalayan salt. Personally though, I just find the latter to make food tastier on different levels. (And have you tried cooking on a Himalayan salt slab??)

Check out our favorite picks for Himalayan salt in our household.

The 5 Best Himalayan Sea Salts

Himalayan salt is by its nature raw, natural, and unrefined. At the risk of repeating that over and over below, I’ll just say that it applies to all genuine Himalayan salt products. The main differences would mainly lie in grade, price, and packaging.

#5: Himalayan Chef Pure Himilian Pink Salt 4lbs

I first received a bag of Himalayan Chef as a gift because friends knew I was on a health kick and loved stuff like this. Nowadays, this is my go-to gift too for new acquaintances whom I don’t know well enough to give custom gifts to.

Himalayan Chef Pure Himilian pink Salt, 4 lbs Coarse Grains Pouch

Pros

  • Resealable and super pretty packaging
  • Affordable price
  • Kosher and Halal

Cons

  • Color may vary especially if you are expecting a deep pink for the visual appeal. (When mined, Himalayan salt ranges from deep reds to rosy pinks to a whitish pink color.)
Himalayan Chef Pure Himilian pink Salt, 4 lbs Coarse Grains Pouch
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Himalayan Chef Pure Himilian pink Salt, 4 lbs Coarse Grains Pouch
  • HIMALAYAN PINK SALT: Himalayan Pink Salt is unique in its tang and tincture. It comes forth light in color because it is directly extirpated...
  • SEA SALT REPLACEMENT: Common table salt is refined and many other compounds and additives are added in its processing. Himalayan salt is...
  • HEALTH BENEFITS: Pink salt impregnates body with minerals and trace elements important for health and wellbeing. It has all kinds of...

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#4: The Spice Lab Pink Himalayan Salt

The Spice Lab has a very good rep for quality products and they don’t disappoint with their Himalayan salt.

The Spice Lab Himalayan Salt - Coarse 1 Pound Grinder - Pink Himalayan Salt is Nutrient and Mineral...

Pros

  • Already comes with a grinder
  • Gourmet salt (it’s delicious, I’m telling you)
  • Certified Kosher
  • It looks really nice on your dining table and it’s very convenient when you need to grind out a bit of salt

Cons

  • For obvious reasons, the grinder isn’t the best quality although it’s good enough; get yourself a quality grinder for your Himalayan salt
  • Size of this grinder isn’t ideal for very large hands
The Spice Lab Himalayan Salt - Coarse 1 Pound Grinder - Pink Himalayan Salt is Nutrient and Mineral...
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The Spice Lab Himalayan Salt - Coarse 1 Pound Grinder - Pink Himalayan Salt is Nutrient and Mineral...
  • 100% CERTIFIED AND NATURAL: Does not contain any pieces of plastic like some of our competitors! Himalayan Pink Salt is Approved for use on...
  • USED: Seasoning for grilled meats, fish, ribs, eggs, vegetables, soups, stews, pasta salads as well as baking & can be used for bath salt.
  • INGREDIENTS AND MINERALS: Himalayan pink salt ranges in color from sheer white to varying shades of pink which indicates a beneficial amount...

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#3: Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt – Coarse

This Sherpa Pink product has Himalayan salt in small rocklets hence the “coarse” description. To use as food seasoning, you can put this in a grinder or use a blender to make a batch of fine salt.

Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt - 5 lb. Bag Coarse Grain - For Grinders and Salt Mills

Pros

  • Cheap price; cheaper than if you buy it from some brick and mortar stores
  • Bag is resealable and keeps moisture out via the double-bagging insulation seal
  • Looks very pretty in my clear grinders when I put it on the dining table during meals
  • Comes with 100% money back guarantee
  • Great customer service by the San Fransisco Salt Company

Cons

  • A few complaints of bits of bitter limestone mixed in; one nice thing though is that I’ve seen customer support jump in and offer to make it right
Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt - 5 lb. Bag Coarse Grain - For Grinders and Salt Mills
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Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt - 5 lb. Bag Coarse Grain - For Grinders and Salt Mills
  • 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED: Our Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten,...
  • GRINDER READY COARSE GRAIN: This Sherpa Himalayan pink salt is in ready to be ground Coarse Grain.
  • TASTES GREAT: Our 100% pure Himalayan Pink Salt is the perfect addition to any meal! Sherpa Pink Himalayan salt is great for seasoning...

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#2: The Spice Lab Pink Himalayan Salt

This is another product from Spice Lab but instead of having the one small grinder, here you get a 1 kilo stash of little rocklets in a resealable bag.

This is Amazon’s Choice for Sea Salt.

The Spice Lab Himalayan Salt - Coarse 2.2 Lb / 1 Kilo - Pink Himalayan Salt is Nutrient and Mineral...

Pros

  • Good quality product from a reputable brand
  • Great price!
  • Will last you awhile
  • Looks great when placed in clear grinders or containers; good conversation starter

Cons

  • Similar to the Sherpa, you may see some non-salt rocks mixed in.
The Spice Lab Himalayan Salt - Coarse 2.2 Lb / 1 Kilo - Pink Himalayan Salt is Nutrient and Mineral...
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The Spice Lab Himalayan Salt - Coarse 2.2 Lb / 1 Kilo - Pink Himalayan Salt is Nutrient and Mineral...
  • 100% CERTIFIED AND NATURAL: Does not contain any pieces of plastic like some of our competitors! Himalayan Pink Salt is Approved for use on...
  • USED: Seasoning for grilled meats, fish, ribs, eggs, vegetables, soups, stews, pasta salads as well as baking & can be used for bath salt.
  • INGREDIENTS AND MINERALS: Himalayan pink salt ranges in color from sheer white to varying shades of pink which indicates a beneficial amount...

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#1: Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt – Fine Grain

It’s probably no surprise that Sherpa is our top 1 pick. TBH, we’re both good with Spice Lab or Sherpa but I ended up choosing this because of the quantity and size of the salt crystals. If you use Himalayan salt as much as we do—for seasoning, drinking, and bath soaks—you need A LOT.

Amazon’s Choice for Himalayan Sea Salt.

Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt - 5 lbs. Fine Grain

Pros

  • High quality product from a great brand
  • Absolutely value for money
  • It’s fine crystals so you don’t need a grinder or a blender to break down your salt for food seasoning
  • Great customer service by the San Fransisco Salt Company

Cons

  • Not as “fine” as powder so you’ll be disappointed if you’re expecting that; to get that grain size, you can run it through a blender
  • Also has a few small non-salt rocks
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Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt - 5 lbs. Fine Grain
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Sherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt - 5 lbs. Fine Grain
  • 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED: Our Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten,...
  • FINE GRAIN: This Sherpa Himalayan pink salt is in our slightly larger than standard table salt Fine Grain.
  • TASTES GREAT: Our 100% pure Himalayan Pink Salt is the perfect addition to any meal! Sherpa Pink Himalayan salt is great for seasoning...

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Pro Tip

When buying Himalayan salt crystals, one typical problem seems to be small bits of limestone or rocks mixing in with the actual salt crystals. To rectify this, especially if you are using a brand for the first time, shake out the contents in a clean container and weed out any non-salt chunks. You can identify these by color as they are white, gray, or brown. Your Himalayan salt is pink or rose in color.

Is it worth the trouble? If you’re asking this, then you haven’t tasted pink Himalayan salt yet.

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