Himalayan Salt vs Celtic Salt
Quite often we are asked the difference between Himalayan Salt and Celtic Salt as Celtic Salt has become quite the trend on Social Media Platforms such as Tik Tok.
Both are types of Gourmet salts but they have distinct differences:
Himalayan Salt is mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan, it is often pink or reddish due to trace minerals like iron oxide.
Celtic Salt is harvested from the coastal regions of France, is typically grey in colour and retains moisture due to it's harvesting method.
Himalayan Salt contains 84 minerals and trace elements including potassium, magnesium & calcium.
Celtic Salt is also rich in minerals including magnesium & calcium but has a high moisture content so is unable to be used in grinders.
Himalayan Salt milder and less briny taste with a subtle hint of sweetness.
Celtic Salt can have a more robust and briny flavour.
Himalayan Salt often courser in texture.
Celtic Salt typically fine and moist due to its harvesting process.
Himalayan Salt is versatile and suitable for both cooking and finishing dishes.
Celtic Salt is preferred as a finishing salt, especially salads and certain dishes due to its texture & moisture content.
Ultimately, the choice between Himalayan salt and Celtic salt depends on personal taste preferences and the specific culinary application. Both salts can add unique flavours and textures to your dishes.