Salt has been in the world for thousands of years and salt blocks have been used in South America for many years. The salt has a number of health benefits and is now also available in tablet form from a variety of suppliers. Pink Himalayan salt, which is used in India and Pakistan, is also known as salt Amazon and this salt is also used in Brazil and Uruguay. This Amazonian salt is mined in the foothills of the Andes mountain range and has high levels of purity.
Indians love eating salt and so do many people in Latin America. In Bolivia, for example, residents place aromatic powder on a food dish after it is eaten to add to its aroma and flavor. The salt is not only used for flavor but also as a preservative. In a traditional Bolivian meal, salt is used in the place of vegetable oil and is a main ingredient in the preparation of many dishes. This salt is also used in preparing salt cakes and is the salt of choice for pickling.
In Ecuador, the native population grinds the salt into fine dust or salt amaranth and sells it as salsas (sesco de la Costa) and snacks. Ecuadorians also use salt as a flavoring agent and sometimes add chili peppers, garlic and other seasonings to it. Their unique multipurpose salt blocks are used for grating vegetables and fruits or as an additive to confections and desserts. They are also used in the kitchen for sprinkling over salads or meat dishes, sprinkled over baked potatoes or rice or mixed with marinades.
Salt Amazon comes in a variety of different colors. Pink Amazon is the salt with the most purity of the salt. It is often included in the kitchen salt block as it is easily available in markets. It is also commonly found in Indian and Pakistani kitchens.
The purple Amazon is also known as the black salt and has more iron and sodium content. It is not as refined as the pink Amazon. This salt is used in curing for abscesses and liver disorders. It is also used in Mexican kitchens for flavoring meats and deserts.
Red salt Amazon has a rich, reddish-orange color. It is the salt of the Inca and is used in South American cuisine. It is also the salt of choice for preparing cocaine. The salt has a high sodium content and is very salty. It is used in making saltwater baths for horses and is also the salt of choice for treating seasickness.
Yellow salt block has a light yellow color, and it is considered very mild. It is used mostly in Europe, and also in some parts of America. The salt helps to relieve diarrhea and heartburn. It has been known to fight bacterial infections such as staphylococcus aureus. It is also used in curing toothaches, and the salt blocks can be bought from any salt provider.
Rock salt has a dark gray/black color, and its salts are used for seasoning and making salt. It is the salt of choice for making salt crackers and sells for very high prices. There are no major health benefits of this salt. It is the salt of choice used in Germany and Eastern Europe. Most people use it as a table salt because of its affordability.
Mexican salt is also known as Kaftan salt. It is a salt that is made in the state of Sinaloa. Kaftan is used for making food preparations, but it has its uses outside. It is the salt of choice for decorating with on Mexican holidays, and it is used to make soap, salt water beads and decorative salt rocks. It is also used for medicinal purposes as it treats colds, flu and cough.
Western Red Sea salt is salt that comes from the Dead Sea located along the coast of Israel. This salt is high in magnesium, zinc, iron and sodium chloride. It is used as an ingredient for salt blocks, salt tortillas, salt mixes and in some recipes. The salt Amazon is not very expensive, but when compared to other sea salts, it is the cheapest available. It is used for decoration purposes as well as in soap production.
This salt is mined in the coastal areas of Baja California Mexico. The mine workers are protected and the salt is clean and salt-free. This means that salt Amazon can be shipped all over the world without any worries about pollution or unwanted waste. The process of mining for this salt is slow and arduous, requiring many years of effort to produce a high quality salt block. It is much more cost effective than salt mined from other locations around the world.