The most common type of salt used for everyday cooking and seasoning. It is typically refined and purified to remove impurities and minerals, leaving behind almost pure sodium chloride.
To combat iodine deficiency, which can lead to thyroid-related health issues, iodized salt is widely used in India. It contains added iodine, an essential nutrient for the human body.
This salt is harvested from natural salt mines or rock salt deposits and is often used during fasting periods, especially in Hindu religious rituals. It has a distinctive pinkish color and a slightly different taste compared to table salt.
Mined from the salt mines of the Himalayan region, this salt is known for its pink color and is believed to contain trace minerals that provide health benefits. It is used in cooking and as a finishing salt for its unique flavor.
Black salt is another type of rock salt known for its distinct sulfuric, pungent smell and flavor. It is often used in Indian cuisine, especially in chaats, chutneys, and snacks.
Produced by evaporating seawater, sea salt is available in different textures, from fine to coarse. It contains various minerals and can have a slightly different taste compared to table salt.
A mixture of sodium chloride and potassium chloride, low-sodium salt is specially formulated for individuals who need to reduce sodium intake due to hypertension.