Indian black salt, also known as kala namak or sanchal, is a type of Indian volcanic rock salt commonly used in India, Pakistan and other Asian countries. The “black” salt is actually pinkish-grey due to the presence of iron and other minerals. Indian black salt has a very distinctive sulfurous taste, often compared to hard-boiled egg yolk. Indian black salt consists primarily of sodium chloride, which is the main component of table salt, and trace impurities that include sulfates, sulfides, iron and magnesium.
Indian Black Salt Benefits
It is a healthy alternative to sea salt which is contraindicated in certain health conditions.
It helps beatify and nourish the skin when used as a scrub.
It helps stimulate hair growth and gives the hair a fresh and healthy look.
Black salt can help to reduce the need for insulin by helping to maintain proper sugar levels in the body. Thus the salt is an essential part of the diet if you are diabetic, or at risk for the disease.