Black salt is also called Kala Namak or rock salt or Himalayan black salt in South Asia. It has a pungent smell. The color of the salt is light pink to purple.


It is very well praised in Ayurveda due to its many health benefits. Moreover, it offers a very unique flavor in your food and enhances dish taste.

Many people use it in cocktails and mocktails also for its amazing flavor.

Commonly Known As

LanguageNameWritten As
HindiKala namakकाला नमक
GujaratiSancharસંચર
MarathiSaindhavसैंधव
MalayalamKarutha Uppuഇന്തുപ്പ്
TamilIntuppuஇந்துப்பு
UrduKala Namakكالا نمک
TeluguNalla Uppuనల్ల ఉప్పు
ArabicKala Namakالملح الأسود
BengaliBiṭa labaṇaবিট লবণ
FrenchBlack Saltsel noir

Health Benefits

Lower in sodium

Black salt is usually lower in sodium due to its natural extraction. And because of it’s lower sodium content, it will be better for high blood pressure. Though check backside of the black salt package for nutritional value as the sodium level differs on brands.

Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Treat constipation and bloating

Black salt is a part of Ayurveda as it helps stomach irritation. Also, it helps improve digestion due to laxatives. It helps relieve gas and bloating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is black salt good for you?

Black salt improves the digestive system. It includes a sufficient amount of potassium that helps regulate muscle functioning.

What is the difference between black salt and pink salt?

Black salt and pink salt is almost similar. The only difference is that pink salt is acquired from Himalayan and less salty compared to black salt.

What is the healthiest salt?

The healthiest salt is the pink salt as it is least refined.

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