Natco Black Salt (Kala Namak) 100g
Indian black salt, or kala namak, is Indian volcanic rock salt. It is known by many names including Himalayan black salt, sulemani namak, and kala loon. It is commonly used in Pakistan, India, and other Asian countries. It starts out as Himalayan Pink Salt or sodium chloride and is then heated to extremely high temperatures and mixed with Indian spices and herbs including the seeds of the harad fruit which contains sulfur. It also contains trace impurities of sulfates, sulfides, iron, and magnesium which all contribute to the salt’s color, smell, and taste.
Kala namak has a very distinctive smell. The sulfur compounds cause the salt to smell like hard-boiled or rotten eggs. It has a savory, umami taste and is often used in egg-free dishes to give them flavor reminiscent of eggs. Black salt tends to have less sodium than table salt so it can be helpful to people with high blood pressure and/or on low-salt diets. Black salt is used in India and many Asian countries that surround the Himalayan Mountains. It is used along with other spices in many Indian dishes including pickles, salads, chutneys, raitas, and fruit salads.