Pretty Salt

I had a great Sunday afternoon!  I am still sorting through and editing my pictures from the day, but in the meantime wanted to show you some of the prettiest salt I think I’ve ever seen.

And I don’t even like salt!

I went back to the farmer’s market and saw all these gourmet salts.

MY OTHER RECIPES

The pink salt is known as Himalayan Pink Salt

I found these Himalayan Pink Salt Benefits:

  • Himalayan salt maintains optimum levels of water in the body that is very essential for proper functioning of several processes and organs.
  • Each cell needs a specific level of pH to perform their functions. This salt aids in maintaining optimum pH levels, particularly in brain cells.
  • This slows down the process of aging and thus, aids in leading a healthy life and also to stay active for long periods.
  • It aids in digestion and also facilitates better nutrients absorption by intestine walls.
  • This salt efficiently contributes to the homeostasis in body. This helps in maintaining the amounts of chemicals and electrolytes useful to perform several biological functions.
  • Himalayan pink salt enhances functions of respiratory system and also treats sinus problems by promoting the health.
  • It doesn’t create much load on the body. This is useful for people with hypertension along with water. It regulates blood pressure.
  • Calcium in Himalayan salt strengthens bones. It also reduces the risks of gout, rheumatism and arthritis.
  • People who consume Himalayan salt are at a lower risk of developing gall bladder or kidney stones, compared to common table salt.
  • The mineral repository of Himalayan pink salt also promotes healthy patterns of sleeping, decreases muscle cramps, keeps optimum levels of blood sugar, develops healthy libido and enhances the health of vascular system.

 

But, I’d much rather eat juicy foods and sweet foods like fresh pineapple than salt.

Or watermelon!

Some people add salt to their watermelon.  They say it brings out the flavor.  Not me.

I try to eat foods that are naturally high in water and low in salt like zucchini pasta rather than traditional pasta.

Raw Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon & Herb Dressing

And when I cook things like stir frys, I never add salt or even soy sauce <–sodium city

The Apple Glazed Vegetable & Edamame Stir Fry is delicious without any added salt and naturally is full of water-based foods, i.e. a fruit glaze with lots of veggies.

From my last post, Dark Rum Caramel Sauce, I am glad you liked the recipe!

And thanks for the compliments on my photos and for filling me in if you’re a caramel fan.  Lots of you seem to love caramel things just as much as I do.

Questions:

1. Best thing you’ve eaten or done so far this weekend?

Oh I had a blast at this event!  Will be posting about it soon.  There was so much food!

2. Do you like salt?

I actually don’t like salt because of how it makes me feel.  I am extremely sensitive to salt and no matter how much water I drink (and I’m very well-hydrated in general) salt makes me extremely thirsty, makes me retain water, and just makes me uncomfortable on many levels.  Probably because I know intellectually how thirsty and bloated and dry mouth I will end up feeling physically from it, so I avoid it.

I avoid foods with excessive salt, I don’t salt my food or cook with salt, and that’s probably why I gravitate towards sweets, not salty/fatty snacks.  I’ll always pick cookies over chips.

I know there’s benefits to salt just like there’s benefits to drinking green juice daily or flossing daily and I’m not salt-free, just added-salt-avoidant. Most all foods have some salt in them, either naturally or added.  I don’t go out of my way to add any, that’s all.

I recently posted more about my salt thoughts and habits in my Salty post.

I’d rather sink my teeth into a No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bite than anything salty or savory.

Do you like salty and savory foods?  Or are you more of a sweet-tooth person?

If you’re just catching up on posts since from the weekend, here are mine:

Enjoy the last bits of your Sunday evening and have a great week!

49 comments on “Pretty Salt”

  1. Beautiful salt!! I could see getting REALLY into salts– there are so many kinds to try!!

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  3. I completely agree with you on salt. I notice the same side effects of feeling thirsty and bloated with added salt. I rarely think salt is ever NEEDED, and I’d personally never add it if I didn’t need to. I haven’t had canned soup in years since most of them are filled with sodium, even the “low in sodium” varieties. I’m much more of a naturally sweet fan with foods like fruits!

  4. I don’t use salt much…but do love a sweet/salty combo.

  5. I’m definitely SUPER sensitive to salt. A little too much and I puff up like a balloon, fingers and all. Not comfortable!! I’m definitely more of a sweet person. Oh, and your Apple Glazed Edamame Stir Fry is amazing!! I had it a few weeks ago.

    Your farmer’s market must be epic. We have a little one with a few tents. I’m glad it’s there, especially considering I’m in a pretty low-income city, but you’d NEVER see fancy salt!

  6. I’m not a huge salty fan, but every once in awhile, salt really DOES bring out flavor in things sometimes for me. Not watermelon though! I like it just how it was made-juicy and sweet! When I do use salt, it’s in moderation and usually as a finisher.

    The pictures were pretty though!

  7. In my perfect mix, I get salty and sweet in one bite. Yogurt covered pretzels are such a treat when I get to have them! Salted caramel: gimme dat!

    Honestly, though, I tend to use salty and savory over sweet treats, always choosing an appetizer over a dessert.

  8. I’m definitely more into sweets than salty things. I never salt my foods or add salt to things I’m baking. I’m just not a big fan of the stuff. I definitely get extra thirsty although I don’t think I’m as sensitive as some people I know. Oh, but the stuff makes me retain water weight like crazy. After any restaurant meal, no matter how small of a portion I have it’s pretty much guaranteed that my weight will go up by three pounds. I’ve learned it takes about a week to reset back to what I was pre-eating out. Insane!

  9. Very cool salt pics, looks like an artisan salt sampler kit I have. And great collection of recipes.

    1. Probably went out for margaritas with hubby.
    2. Yes, in moderation. I prefer salty popcorn over sweet most of the time, but don’t use a lot when cooking.

  10. i love salty things more than sweet things. :) but i’ve never tried to play with all those pretty salts!
    i use braggs liquid aminos though…i love the soysauce flavor of it (but less sodium).

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  12. I’ve never been big on salt. I’m more into sweet things. Jason is a salt fanatic, though! He’s done a GREAT job of cutting back significantly due to high blood presseure issues and has seen positive results. Lucky for him, he likes lemony stuff, too. ;)

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