HOW I FOUND OUT
Now that you know the basics about Iodine and how it is essential for all beings, I will tell you about the time on how I found that the Himalayan salt contains this important element.
During my trip to the Himalayas in Asia, I came across a peculiar looking salt that is, to my surprise, was in the shade of PINK! Upon further questioning the locals about this strange salt, I was able to learn that it comes from the Khewra Salt Mine, the current second largest salt mine found on Earth. They also mentioned that because this kind of salt contains up to about approximately 84 different trace minerals that one of which is said to be the one responsible why the Himalayan salt is pink in color, and that mineral is called iron oxide, commonly known as rust.
As I was entrapped with its beauty, I went along and asked more questions to the friendly locals of the place. The one that greatly stood out to me was when they said that when it is used for cooking, the salt indeed provides a different but delicious taste to the dishes made as compared to using regular table salt. This may be because the Himalayan salt is actually more natural and less artificial, and does not usually contain additives at all.
With this knowledge at hand, I, therefore, went to the nearest food store and asked if they used the pink salt, and fortunately, they did! I was now able to experience eating a dish using said salt and even got the chance to talk to one of the chefs (lucky me!). With his expertise, I found out that when comparing Iodized salt to Himalayan salt, the former contains more traces of Iodine than the latter. Nevertheless, it is still a fact that the mineral does naturally exists within the pink salt. Just how much of it is still unknown, according to him, since various researches have different results?
After that trip, I was thankful for I have discovered yet another one of Mother Earth’s lovely creations. Not only was it pretty to look at, but it was also being used for cooking, beauty, and even room accessories. People have been coming up with more and more uses for this wonderful thing that is said to aid one’s health and well-being for the better.