FRIA’S INGREDIENTS: Himalayan crystal salt

Himalayan crystal salt is one of my most favourite ingredients. I’ve been using it for what feels like forever… and because it’s THE best salt on the planet I use it in all of my treats!


Over millions of years salt has become a key ingredient in the human diet. Today the most common salt we find is table salt – a refined and bleached salt produced from evaporated seawater. Himalayan crystal salt, on the other hand, is thought to be the purest form of salt. It doesn’t undergo a refinement process and has been protected from today’s pollutants because it’s mined underground… salt in its whole food form.


The health benefits of Himalayan crystal salt are said to be many. It contains the same 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body and because it’s less refined, and the fragments are larger, you’re actually consuming less sodium per serving than regular table salt.

In short it supports heart health, promotes a constant body pH balance, strengthens bones, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure and helps the body absorb nutrients. It’s also anti-microbial – a natural disinfectant.


Like I said, all of my treats contain Himalayan crystal salt. All of them!

Naturally, when you’re cooking and baking you add salt to enhance the flavours of other ingredients. What it actually does is reduce the bitterness of foods so that the sweetness of ingredients is really brought into focus.

So, saying this, the Fria’s Lemon bliss balls, Matcha mint and liquorice balls, Black bean truffles, Sweet potato brownie balls, Coffeechoccie workout bars, Snickers cake cups, Peppermint mousse cake cups and Banoclate cake cups that you’ll find at select Wellness Warehouse stores, SPARS and Food Lover’s Markets all contain a pinch of this fabulous pink salt.

For me there is no substitute.


You can use Himalayan crystal salt in place of table salt any time you cook, bake or season food. But here’s a recipe I love and one that’s easy for you to use in your own kitchen this winter… brine will soften your chicken so that it’s nice and tender, and once it’s soft you can cook it any way you like.

I’m saying goodbye now and I’m just going to leave this pretty pink picture of my favourite food ingredient here…

P.S. Thanks Luhnar Pickering. You’ve really captured the beauty of Himalayan crystal salt!


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