View Full Version : Is this Himalayan Pink Salt Raw?
03-05-2006, 12:19 AM
I have heard that it is raw, and I don't know if all Himalayan Pink Salts are raw or not...but I didn't know if anyone else uses this and/or if you know if it is raw???
Also, is this agave nectar raw?:
I saw it in whole foods tonight...my sister bought it, but I didn't take the chance in eating any just yet... Just wanted to know if anyone else knew about these two products! thanks
03-05-2006, 02:05 AM
I am not sure about the salt, but for the agave if it is light agave it could be raw, if it is dark agave it isn't raw. I saw on that site that they have an email address in all that information. You could drop them a line and ask! There is likely a similar link on the salt page as well.
03-05-2006, 02:34 AM
I know Alissa sells a raw version of that brand of agave.
03-05-2006, 07:12 AM
Yes, Madhava makes raw agave nectar, but they also make other versions not labeled as raw. If it isn't obvious to you, maybe that's not what you have. It's pretty obvious if you do... the label on the front says, in big red and yellow letters:
Their website is informative: www.madhavahoney.com I use their raw agave nectar when I need a sweetener, because I'm diabetic and this is a naturally low glycemic sweetener - high in fructose, low in glucose - that is harvested from plants. For those who don't already know, it's a good vegan substitute for honey.
Himalayan pink rock salt is neither raw nor not raw, because it is a mineral, but it is generally considered acceptable for raw use. It's a strong tasting salt dug from from a prehistoric sea bed which is prized in India and Asia for its high trace mineral content. And lamps made from hollowed out chunks of it are a current mainstay in New Age candle shops, because it is said to give off good vibes, absorb bad energy, etc.
Personally I prefer sea salt, because it has high trace minerals without the sulfur taste I get from Asian pink salt or black salt. What you want are the traditional sun & air dried salts, like Celtic Sea Salt, which are about 85% sodium chloride and 15% minerals. The table salt in supermarkets, by contrast, is 99.9% sodium chloride and virtually no minerals. It's purified to make it uniform, and white, and pourable. Sea salt has to be kept in a closed container or it will absorb moisture from the air and cake up.
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