Black Salt (Kala Namak)

Kala Namak or Himalayan Black Salt, also known as Sulemani Namak.

Volume: 100/250 g

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100g, 250g

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Kala Namak or black salt is used extensively in Indian cuisine as a condiment or added to chaats, chutneys, all kind of fruits, raitas and many other savoury snacks.

In Ayurvedic medicine Kala Namak is considered a cooling spice and is used as a laxative and digestive aid. It is also believed to relieve intestinal gas and heartburn besides being used to cure goiter.

Chaat masala, the famous Indian spice blend, gets its characteristic aroma from black salt. Adding kala namak to a dish gives it a very different flavour than if regular salt were used. In appearance this mineral is brownish pink to dark violet in crystal form, and light pink when ground into powder.

The raw material for producing kala namak was originally obtained from natural halite from mines in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan in certain locations of the Himalayas salt ranges.

Kala Namak is considered a cooling spice in ayurveda and is used as a laxative and digestive aid. It is also believed to relieve flatulence and heartburn. It is used in Jammu to cure goitres. This salt is also used to treat hysteria and for making toothpastes by combining it with other mineral and plant ingredients.

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