Where does Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt® come from?

Our Crystal Salt comes from an area high in the Kalabagh region of the Himalayan foothills, in a mine near the village of Wanda Kukranwala. The salt was actually formed about 250 million years ago when the sun dried a primal ocean and the mighty Himalaya took shape, locking the salt crystals inside. Our products […]

Why does my Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt® look pink?

It is meant to! Genuine, pure Himalayan Crystal Salt is found in veins that may vary in colour from “pure white” to “white with a pinkish hue” to peach. On rare occasions it may even contain red or black specks. This is perfectly natural and simply reflects the mineral and trace element content. Nirvana Organics® […]

Is it true that Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt® contains minerals?

Yes, Himalayan Crystal Salt is renowned to contain 84 minerals and trace elements. Due to the salt’s remarkable crystalline structure, the minerals and trace elements are available in minute particles (colloidal size) and can easily be absorbed by human cells and metabolized. A typical analysis of Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt® includes elements Sodium, Chloride, Sulphur, […]

Can I use Nirvana Himalayan Crystal Salt® for cooking?

Of course! We suggest using ‘Fine Ground’ salt to pour into water while cooking pasta and rice or sprinkling it on your steamed vegetables or crunchy garden salad. Poached, scrambled, boiled or fried eggs taste great with our flavour-enhancing mineral-rich salt. Rub or sprinkle on to roast chicken, meat, fish or your favourite potato chips. […]

Where does Nirvana Xylitol™ come from?

Xylitol [pronounced zy-li-tol] is a substance that occurs naturally in fibrous fruits like plums and strawberries. It also occurs in vegetables like corncobs and mushrooms and hardwood trees like birch. Nirvana Xylitol™ is derived from non-GMO, non -allergenic corn cob (core) – an environmentally sustainable source of the natural ingredients. It is good for you […]

Where was Xylitol discovered?

Xylitol was almost simultaneously discovered by Emil Fischer, a German chemist, in 1891, and by French chemist M. G. Bertrand. It was first really used in Finland during World War II, as a severe sugar shortage left them looking for a substitute. Following this, Xylitol became a popular naturally-derived sugar substitute in Germany, Switzerland, the […]

How is Xylitol different from other sweeteners?

Xylitol has a very low GI of 7 unlike other natural sweeteners like sugar which has a GI of 64, and honey which has a GI of 62.  Also, unlike artificial and chemically-derived sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose, Xylitol is 100% natural and is found in some fruits, vegetables and hardwood trees. Xylitol also […]

Is Nirvana Xylitol™ safe for all the family?

Yes it is. Xylitol is not a drug, nor is it habit forming. In 1983 the JECFA, a joint, expert committee of WHO (World Health Organization) and FAO, confirmed that Xylitol is a safe sweetener for foods. It is approved for use in Australia by the FSANZ (Food Standards Australia New Zealand), and Xylitol has […]