The amazing Himalayan salt block is a large block of pink salt infused with many minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese which provide its preternatural pink color. The Himalayan block is a natural tool that everyone needs in their kitchen for preparing seafood, fish, meat, vegetables.
Rich in calcium, iron and some 84 trace minerals.
It contains 84 precious elements that are found in our body, thus supplying our body with all the necessary and essential minerals.It does contain small amounts of calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. It also contains slightly lower amounts of sodium than regular salt.These minerals and elements are present in the crystals as tiny particles of colloidal size, which can be easily absorbed and metabolized by the human cells.
Better Food Taste
It is an amazing cooking tool, that imparts incredible health benefits in your food. It will give an interesting salty flavor to your food.
A Natural and Antimicrobial Surface
Unlike other cooking surfaces, a Himalayan salt block is the safest one that you can use. This is a result of the antimicrobial properties of the salt used for killing microbes and prevention of food.
Resistance to extreme temperatures
One more benefit of the Himalayan block is that it can withstand extreme temperatures. You can cool it in your fridge to serve the food cold, or you can put it on the grill or stove to warm it up for frying. It is able to withstand temperatures from 0°F to 900°F (or from -17°C up to 482°C).
But, you shouldn’t expose it to sudden changes of temperature and you need to let it rest for one day between the uses.
How to Use the Himalayan Salt Block for Cooking?
– The preferred use is on the grill or gas stove rather than in the oven, for a balanced heating.
– In order to prevent it from damage, salt block need to be heated slowly at a low temperature with a gradual increase. By 30-40 minutes you will reach a temperature of 149 C.
– The heating of a salt block is really time consuming, but worth the time.
– One thing more to add, cool the block before you clean it for a better safety.