Does hot water destroy minerals in salt?

by Alfred
(South Africa)

If you put Himalayan crystal salt into hot water, just under boiling temperature, will the minerals and trace elements be destroyed?

Nancy's Answer:

My understanding is that hot water will not destroy the minerals and trace elements.

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Aug 23, 2014
Thanks Nancy & Peter
by: Alfred

Thank you Nancy and Peter for your informative comments. It will help me on my journey towards greater health! Much appreciated.

Aug 23, 2014
Salt and temperature!
by: Petr (from San Francisco)

Hi! You will not destroy mineral with higher temperature for sure.

Minerals in Himalayan salt are an inorganic matter and are quite comfortable in high temperature environment.

One thing you should keep in mind is that with higher temperature of the solvent (in this case the solvent is water) you dissolve more salt in the same volume. The state where you can’t dissolve more salt is called “saturation level”.

When you will be cooling the solution you might experience dropping salt out of solution back into a solid matter. This process is often used for purifying salts in a laboratory scale, but also in an industrial one as well.

The organic matter on the other hand like vitamins, enzymes and other are in most cases very sensitive to a temperature of a solvent.

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