Free Delivery on Orders to UK Mainland over £35

Go back

5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Block Cooking 5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Block Cooking image

Posted by Salthouse / September 7th 2018

5 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Block Cooking

You’ve probably heard about Himalayan pink salt before and its health benefits. But have you heard of the wonders of the Himalayan pink salt block? Or, perhaps the idea of cooking on a big brick of pink-hued crystal is a totally foreign concept to you?! Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

The Himalayan pink salt cooking block is fast becoming a new and exciting way of cooking and food preparation in kitchens across the U.K. This natural salt provides a unique and fun way to cook food whilst adding incredible flavour! Not only do these colourful crystals make more interesting healthier and tastier meals, they’re also amazing to look at! 

Here are Salthouse & Peppermongers we’ve pulled together five reasons why you should have this must-have natural health tool in your kitchen.


Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Salt include: regulating the water content throughout your body, promoting healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells, and promoting healthy blood sugar levels. It’s also an extremely good source of magnesium of which 80% of individuals are deficient.


Due to the crystalline structure of Himalayan pink salt, heat spreads evenly through the entire block instead of radiating out from the middle and cooling toward the edges. Food prepared on the block will cook at the same pace whether it be in the exact centre, in a corner or anywhere in between.


Over time your Himalayan Salt block will dissolve with regular use. You will be left with large pieces of the pink-hued crystallised rock salt. Why not use a Rivsalt Salt Grater with these pieces to season any dish.


Himalayan salt blocks are becoming an increasingly creative way of seasoning and serving food. Salt blocks can be doubled as a serving block and used to infuse mellow saltiness into any dish. Think summer BBQ! Think table centrepiece!


While most of us probably got our salt blocks with the idea to cook food on them, some of the most interesting dishes you will prepare (and serve!) on your block are those best served cold.

Interested in experimenting with a Himalayan Salt block? Visit our store for your combo kit which includes everything you need to get you started. What’s more, you’ll receive FREE standard UK shipping and a further 10%. SHOP NOW

About Us

At Salthouse & Peppermongers we're BIG on flavour and quality. We want to keep your shopping list as short as possible, and we know that adding a pinch of Salt & Pepper can transform any culinary dish. So, we’re stripping it back to basics with our gourmet ranges of salts and peppers. No pesticides, no bleaching and what’s more, our collection of around 60 gourmet seasonings are produced naturally, the majority of which use methods that are thousands of years old.