- 20 August 2022
Kshaar salt is a unique, naturally iodized alkaline salt. Extracted from the Sambhar lake, near the city of Jaipur, in Rajasthan, India, it is the only salt in the world with a pH value of around 9.5.
The therapeutic values not only stem from its high alkaline index, but also from the 54 minerals that it is endowed with. Kshaar salt thus enhances immunity and acts as a protective shield against illnesses.
Kshaar salt can be extracted only from a limited section of the lake, which is why it is limited and priceless. This section of the Sambhar lake is specially enriched with minerals and nutrients. It is also home to specialized algae and bacteria that give the salt its pink color and its natural iodine.
Hindustan Salts Limited has developed a unique technique to ensure that Kshaar salt remains truly organic in nature. Firstly, the salt is naturally sourced from the lake, it is then sun-dried for 9 to 12 months before packing, with no additives at all, making it completely natural and organic.
Kshaar salt is available in 2 variants – Kshaar Lake Salt in crystal and powder form and Kshaar Black Salt in crystal form.
Kshaar salt is sourced from the Sambhar Lake, which is a 35 km long salt water lake, southwest of Jaipur, in Rajasthan, India. It is the largest inland salt-lake in India, rich with specialized algae and bacteria and over 54 essential minerals, which is why it is considered one of India's most unique and prized resources.
The history of salt farming at the Sambhar lake in India dates back to the pre-independence British period. The lake is recognized as a wetland of international importance, due to it being home to thousands of pink flamingos and other birds that migrate from northern Asia and Siberia to feed on the rich therapeutic algae that this lake possesses. A look back in history reveals that the Sambhar lake dates back to the times of Mahabharata.View More
Kshaar Lake Salt is extracted by naturally evaporating (sun-drying) the salt water from a specific section of the Sambhar Lake, for a period of 9 to 12 months. The salt comes from an entirely uncontaminated environment and does not undergo any chemical refining process. It is first sun-dried and then simply washed with water before packing.
The specialized algae and bacteria present in the lake make the salt naturally high in alkalinity with a pH measure of around 9.5, making it the most alkaline salt in the world.
The salt has naturally embedded iodine and over 54 minerals, which give your body the much needed health benefits on a daily basis.
The positive effects of Kshaar lake salt:
Kshaar Lake Salt is available in two forms:
Beautiful pink salt, made available to you in its most fundamental crystalline form. Add nostalgia while adopting to age-old traditional cooking styles, pounding fresh flavor to your food or pickling long-lasting memories.
Kshaar Lake salt crystals are crushed to offer you in a convenient powdered form. So cooking with it every day is quick and easy and not time-consuming and cumbersome.
Use it regularly in all your daily cooking needs and add taste to every food.
Kshaar Black Salt is produced after making natural value additions to the Kshaar Lake Salt. The entire traditional process of its creation takes place in a controlled environment. The lake salt is mixed with Triphala (Amla, Baheda and Hirada) and Babul bark and fired in an earthen pot over upla (cowdung cakes) and charcoal for 24- 28 hours, at temperatures as high as 700–800 degree celsius.
Kshaar Black Salt thus obtained has high alkalinity with pH measure of around 10. It is fortified with important minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium, essential for overall health and well-being. The salt has naturally embedded iodine and over 54 minerals, which give your body the much needed health benefits on a daily basis.
Black Salt is popularly used in Ayurvedic medicine for its holistic, therapeutic properties.
The positive effects of Kshaar Black Salt:
Kshaar Black salt has a characteristic taste which adds a distinct flavour to the food.
Incorporated on 12th April, 1958, Hindustan Salts Limited is the only Central Government Public Sector undertaking, engaged in the manufacturing of salts, from regions across the country. Like Sambhar lake (Rajasthan), Kharghoda (Gujarat) and Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). The salt production from the Sambhar lake is managed by the Government-owned company – Sambhar Salts Ltd.(SSL), a subsidiary of Hindustan Salts Ltd.
To manufacture, process, and distribute high-quality salt at a reasonable price to the domestic and international consumers using conventional methods in synchronization with modern technologies whilst preserving organic nature, thereby creating an iconic and trustworthy brand in the world market.
Kshaar Salt is a unique pink colored LAKE salt. Unlike other pink salts, which are mined in the Himalayan mountains. Kshaar Salt is extracted through a small and specific section of Sambhar Lake, near the city of Jaipur, in Rajasthan, India. This salt is thus limited in availability and priceless.
Kshaar salt is a rare treasure of mother earth since it is naturally blessed with a variety of therapeutic and health benefits. It is a sun-dried salt, dried for 9 to 12 months, with naturally embedded iodine and 54 + minerals. The most unique feature of this salt is that unlike any other salt available in the market, it has a pH value of around 9.5, making it a highly alkaline salt.
Daily usage of Kshaar salt helps regulate the acid alkaline balance, aids metabolism and gives a number of digestive and neurological benefits
Iodine is important for healthy thyroid and other metabolic functions. Unlike other salts where iodine is added inorganically, Kshaar Salt contains naturally embedded iodine, which can be attributed to the unique algae ecosystem seen in a small and specific section of the Sambhar lake from where it is extracted.
When consumed daily, it helps fulfill the iodine requirements of the body. Kshaar is thus a healthy and a wise option to chemically added iodized salts.
The high alkalinity in Kshaar Salt is very effective in reducing acidity in the body. In the stressed out lifestyles of today, most people tend to have higher acid levels in the body that can create long term health issues. Kshaar Salt is the only salt in the market with a pH value close to 9.5 which makes it a healthy alkaline salt.
Adding Kshaar to your daily foods helps maintain a perfect balance of acidity and alkalinity in the body, giving long term good effects on overall gut health. Results are best experienced through daily usage of this salt in all cooking needs. For those with acidity, it helps bring down acidity levels and for all others, it helps regulate and maintain the pH balance on a long-term basis