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#1 Thu 07 Feb 13 9:28pm

Schulzi

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Pink Himalayan Salt

Hi

I am on my second bottle of Jamie's Pink Himalayan Salt and was a bit dismayed to discover recently that it is not, in fact, harvested in the Himalayas but in a salt mine in Pakistan (and packed in Turkey).  Is this strictly ethical, as I feel as though I am being misled.  sad

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#2 Thu 07 Feb 13 9:36pm

MsPablo

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Re: Pink Himalayan Salt

The Himalayas reach in to Pakistan.  Is it possible the salt mine is still in the Himalayan range?

I would think if you're happy with the product enough that you bought two jars, then it shouldn't matter, especially if it is the same or similar to Himalayan pink salt.

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#3 Thu 07 Feb 13 9:44pm

Maree

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Re: Pink Himalayan Salt

You could always buy Australian Murray River pink salt;). I do smile


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#4 Thu 07 Feb 13 10:04pm

Schulzi

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Re: Pink Himalayan Salt

MsPablo wrote:

The Himalayas reach in to Pakistan.  Is it possible the salt mine is still in the Himalayan range?

I would think if you're happy with the product enough that you bought two jars, then it shouldn't matter, especially if it is the same or similar to Himalayan pink salt.

Well, it tastes like salt, so in that respect I am happy.  However, what matters is the fact that it is marketed as being Himalayan, when I am fairly sure that it isn't.

Maybe I will try the Australian Murray River pink salt Maree!

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#5 Thu 07 Feb 13 10:14pm

Maree

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Re: Pink Himalayan Salt

Schulzi wrote:

Maybe I will try the Australian Murray River pink salt Maree!

Available in and for grinders or loose for sprinkling. Have used Himalayan pink salt (not Jamie's) before but prefer to keep my "food miles" down and buy locally when I can.


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#6 Fri 08 Feb 13 9:15am

Ashen

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Re: Pink Himalayan Salt

a quick google shows that the pakistan's  Khewra salt mine is in the himalayas and the salt it produces is pink to reddish colour.    So as MsPablo pointed out   by  definition  the salt coming from it would be pink himalayan salt.   No deception whatsoever.


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#7 Fri 08 Feb 13 2:03pm

Schulzi

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Re: Pink Himalayan Salt

Yes, indeed, Ashen.  That is if the salt does come from the Khewra salt mine.
Over the last few years a new scam has emerged in Europe which is rapidly spreading across the world; it "Involves ordinary rock salt from the “salt range” in Pakistan being marketed as luxurious and healing “Himalaya Salt”... and includes high quantities of bromide ..."

I would simply like to know the exact source of Jamie's pink rock salt.

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#8 Fri 08 Feb 13 4:08pm

wine~o

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Re: Pink Himalayan Salt

Schulzi wrote:

I would simply like to know the exact source of Jamie's pink rock salt.

Romford. tongue

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#9 Fri 08 Feb 13 4:36pm

Schulzi

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Re: Pink Himalayan Salt

ha ha ha!  I would not be surprised!!!

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