Moore Himilayian Salt

"The Good For You Salt"

-It's unpolluted, toxin free and tastes magnificent-

About Us

Moore Foods is a family owned and operated business that has had a successful track record of distributing spices throughout South Carolina and Georgia since 2000. Now our main focus is on our Himalayan Salt products. We discovered this pure unprocessed salt because we have always had a fondness for salt but our health care professionals discouraged the use of this vital nutrient. In doing our research we discovered that Gourmet Himalayan Crystal Salt was at one time traded on an even basis for gold due to the health properties contained in each salt crystal. This 250 million year old salt has more than 80 trace minerals and elements that your body needs for optimum health. In many people it lowers blood pressure and swelling due to water retention and assists other folks to stop binge eating!


We at Moore Foods are excited to bring you this gourmet salt! We hope you will enjoy the rich, delicate flavor of our Gourmet Himalayan Crystal Salt and we hope you will tell all of your friends what you have discovered and where they can find it!

Health Benefits


Throughout history salt has enjoyed an illustrious position, even playing a key role in the rise and fall of various empires. The ancients considered it to be essential to the maintenance of life. Homer even went so far as to call it a "divine substance", Plato described it as "especially dear to the gods", and the Celtic word for salt means "holy" or "sacred." The Romans actually used it as currency (the word "salary" comes from the Latin salarium, meaning a payment made in salt), and even Jesus supposedly referred to his followers as "the salt of the earth."


But the substance that shows up on most American dinner tables these days is far removed from the form of salt that enjoyed such an illustrious past. The sodium chloride, or refined salt, that is used in our diet in such abundance today has been chemically cleaned and purged of its "impurities" which, unfortunately, are really important, health-giving minerals. And, modern day table salt usually comes with additives, such as aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, sodiumferrocyanide, and more--some of which can be toxic.


When ingested, the body recognizes highly refined salt as a poison and accumulates water in and around the cells to protect them from this invading substance. This process causes swelling, edema, and cellulite, and puts the body in the position of having to spend a great deal of time in "elimination mode", rather than expending its energy on regeneration and renewal. Salt in its refined form is basically energetically dead--instead of serving to enhance vitality, it actually causes a depletion of the body's energy reserve. So instead of being a "divine substance", salt has been transformed into something that's not only devoid of nutrients, but also now linked to a wide variety of diseases, such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, kidney problems and edema.

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Fortunately, all of that isn't the case with Himalayan crystal salt, an ancient pure salt still in its natural state. It's been compressed over time (250 million years, in fact!) by great mountainous masses to form a crystal matrix--this matrix is extremely important because it insures that the various minerals in the salt are attached in a way that makes them easily assessable by the cells of the body. Salt with this crystalline structure hydrates the cells, contains vital life energy, and charges bodily fluids with spare electrons. All these spare electrons make the salt a powerful antioxidant--and the only one that works everywhere in the body. In addition, other antioxidants are enhanced in their effectiveness when in the presence of this special salt.


The importance of anti-oxidant protection in regard to maintaining good health has become common knowledge in recent years. Free radicals are now considered to be the single most significant cause of premature aging and degenerative diseases. A free radical is a molecule that is missing one or more electrons needed to be in a state of balance. Since seeking balance is intrinsic to everything in nature, free radicals aggressively steal electrons from every source they can find. In the human body, the phospholipid membranes of the cells are, unfortunately, end up being a great supplier of electrons for free radicals--to our great disadvantage.By losing electrons, cell membranes literally become rancid and dysfunctional, and accumulated damage shows up as premature aging, as well as virtually every disease known to medicine.


Antioxidants are nature's way to minimize this ongoing damage. They can give spare electrons to free radicals, thus neutralizing them without damage to the cell membranes. While there are many antioxidants that are very health enhancing, they all have one fundamental limitation: They work only in some areas of the body. Vitamin C and E, for example, provide fine anti-oxidant protection in the blood vessels and in the extra cellular fluids; however, they do little inside the cell. And selenium works well in the blood and in the brain, while OPCs (Oligoproanthocyanides) are most effective outside the cells and in the lymphatic system.


Crystalline salt, however, works everywhere in the body. Once it is introduced into the system a profound regeneration of the cell membranes becomes possible. Other antioxidants are also enhanced in their effectiveness when this special salt is present. That's because it contains all 80+ mineral elements believed essential for health in ideal proportions. And what's equally important is that these minerals are in ionic form and only one angstrom in particle size. An angstrom is one million times smaller than a micron, which is the particle size of the colloidal minerals sold by many health companies today. This means the minerals in crystal salt are more readily absorbable and usable than those in colloidal form, since the body doesn't have to break them down into smaller particles.


And because of its balanced mineral spectrum, crystal salt affects your acid/alkaline balance in the most positive way. If you are overly acidic the salt helps to alkalize the body very quickly. If you are overly alkaline, which is rare, but happens in some cases, it helps rebalance your minerals because over alkalinity is usually simply a mineral imbalance in the mineral metabolism of your body. So, either way, Himalayan crystal salt is a great asset in having completely balanced acid/alkaline metabolism. The salt's electrolyte properties make it a great pick-me-up after a hard exercise workout, as well. Just take a glass of filtered water, add a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice, and you'll have a broad spectrum of naturally occurring electrolytes to replenish those lost by the body during physical activity.


Another possible benefit from using the salt could be the lessening of certain cravings. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, refined salt is extremely yang or rigidifying. That's why using it excessively can lead to hardened deposits in the body and stiffening joints and blood vessels. Sugar and alcohol are extremely yin, or energetically softening, so often the over consumption of refined salt leads to cravings of sweets and alcohol in the body's effort to bring balance to an overly yang environment. Because using a crystalline salt helps bring a natural balance to the system overall, it may actually alleviate, instead of aggravate, sugar and alcohol cravings and the binge eating of sweets in some people.


The mineral composition of this special salt also plays a major role in heart health. Refined salt dehydrates us so that our blood actually gets thicker and the body has to increase blood pressure to move the thickened blood into the arteries and capillaries. Crystal salt, on the other hand, provides the minerals and trace elements that are needed in human blood in very similar proportions to what's required for optimum blood plasma. And it helps us stay hydrated because it electrically charges the body in such a way that we can use water more efficiently, so the blood stays naturally thin, moving easily through the system of arteries and capillaries.


Some people use the crystal salt and within weeks their high blood pressure starts to normalize. On the other hand, if someone has low blood pressure, crystalline salt helps raise their pressure up slightly so it's at a normal level. If you use the salt and are also on medication, you might want to monitor yourself closely under the supervision of a healthcare professional--the reason being that crystal salt may correct your blood pressure and you may end up no longer needing the medication. And continuing to take it when it's no longer necessary can cause harmful side effects. Whatever your particular blood pressure problems are, they are probably related in some way to mineral deficiency and dehydration, and this special salt can help with both issues.


In a 2 year study done with 400 people, it was found that using crystal salt not only can help balance blood pressure, but also eliminate calcium deposits, un-clump red blood cells, and detox the blood. And it does this while also increasing the body's usable oxygen. All of this is the exact opposite of the effect table salt has on the body. Our bodies are 70% - 80% water, but that's only part of the story. It is the type of salt in the body's water content that actually turns it into either a "living liquid" or health hazard. Christian Opitz, who has spent years focusing on the biochemistry of health, has said that "salt is indeed the foundation of life, so the quality of the salt we use determines the nature of that foundation for our own lives." He believes the single most important thing the average person can do to improve their health is eliminate refined table salt and add Gourmet Himalayan Crystal Salt to their diet.


If you've already replaced ordinary table salt with sea salt, then you've made a step in the right direction. But some sea salts (supposedly 85% of them), including those sold in health food stores, are highly refined, and even certain unrefined versions are affected by environmental pollution. Himalayan crystal salt, on the other hand, comes from ancient sea beds formed 250 million years ago that are now located deep within this famous mountain range, so they were never exposed to the possibility of environmental pollution. And this is the only salt in which all minerals are incorporated into a crystalline structure--making it as different from other salts as a diamond is from coal.


It's this crystalline matrix that allows the salt to carry greater electrical energy and a much stronger life force than any other salt on the market. Sea salt, on the other hand, is made up of a combination of irregular and isolated crystalline structures disconnected from the natural elements surrounding them. Because of this, the body cannot absorb the vital minerals, however many it may contain, without expending tremendous energy to vitalize them. So sea salt assumes a medial role--it's not as detrimental as table salt, but an ional-colloidal integration of its elements is not possible. This analysis, and the comparison of crystal salt to table salt and sea salt, has been confirmed by the Institute of Scientific Photography in Germany using light microscopy, as well as raster-electron microscopy.


And what's great about this salt is that it can be used in a myriad of health-promoting ways--not just sprinkled on your food. It can be taken internally to help detox the body and cleanse the entire digestive system, used in a neti pot to flush the nasal passages, or added to an enema to help cleanse the bowel. You can also use it in making a Sole salt brine. Amazingly, all the energy meridians of the body come into balance within 15 minutes of taking this brine, so it's a great way to start your morning!


In fact, it almost seems like a miracle that something so simple, inexpensive, and easy to incorporate into your daily health routine could offer such far-ranging benefits. Isn't it exciting to know there is now a salt available that actually adds to your state of health, instead of contributing to various diseases?! Just be sure when you buy crystal salt that you're getting one that's actually from the Himalayan mountains, and not some other region, and that it's minimally processed (mined and washed by hand) to retain all its health-giving properties. Some crystal salts on the market today don't offer that level of potency and purity – ours does!


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Places That Sell Our Products

Columbia, SC

Mary and Martha's Kitchen Shop

4711 Forest Drive, #16

Columbia, SC 29206

(803) 787-6165

Old Timey Meats (N.E. Columbia)

10181 Two Notch Road

Columbia, SC 29223

803-788-5596

Ole Timey Meats (Forest Acres)

3008 Rosewood Drive

Columbia, SC 20205

803-748-0400

Other (SC)

Bradley's Market

940 N Main St.

Sumter, SC 29150

803-774-9140

Camden City Market

645 Rutledge St.

Camden, SC 29020

803-960-2535

Five Rivers Market

950 Chestnut Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115

803-937-1101

Wishing Well Gift Shop

(Inside Tuomey Medical Center)

129 N. Washington St.

Sumter, SC 29150

Marsh Tacky Market Cafe

2137 Sea Island Parkway

Harbor Island, SC

(843) 838-2041

Out of State

LB's Produce & More

Belmont General Store

6 North Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

(704) 813-9518

Salt Block Care

Cooking

Prior to cooking the first time on your salt block you must “condition it” or “season it”. First, remove all wrapping and place the block on the center shelf of your cold oven. Set the thermostat for 200 degrees. Allow the block to remain in the oven for 30 min. after oven reaches 200. Turn the oven off and remove the block to the stove top burner and allow to cool 30 min. Place the block back into the oven in the same position and this time set the oven for 300 degrees. Again, after the oven reaches 300 degrees allow the block to remain in the oven for 30 min. Once again remove from oven, turn oven off and cool the block for 30 min. Again place the block in the center of the cooled oven and set the thermostat for 400 degrees. Heat one hour (or longer) and remove from oven and allow it to cool for 24 hours. Your block is now “seasoned” and ready to use. Always heat your blocks slowly. With proper care it should last you for many months and years. Water is your salt block’s enemy. To clean, just scrape with a putty knife or grill scraper. For more serious cleaning the block may be sanded or wire brushed. If you are concerned that flavor from one product might affect the flavor of your current product you may use a DAMP cloth to wipe your block. Use sparingly.

Cooking on the blocks is simple to do. You may cook on your outside grill. Just place the block on the cold grate and heat the block at the same time you are pre-heating the grill. DO NOT allow starter fluids to get on the blocks if you are cooking on charcoal. For use inside the house you may heat your block on your gas or electric stove. If using electric stove place a trivet or flattened metal can between the coil and the block. Turn stove to low and heat a few minutes and turn heat up gradually until desired cooking temperature is reached. Your block may also be heated in the oven to desired cooking temperature. Hot blocks may be used on your table – just put the block on a trivet or cutting board and cook at the table.

Discoloring, fissures, small cracks and small pieces breaking off are perfectly normal and will not affect your cooking block. Remember that the amount of cooking liquid you use on the block and the number of times you turn the product when cooking will determine the saltiness of the finished product.

Cold and Room Temperature Use

Your salt block needs no special care prior to cold service. Unwrap and wipe with a dry cloth and you are ready to go! You may want to freeze your block for service. Sliced fruits when served on the chilled blocks will produce a light mineral/salt flavor and your block will keep the fruit cold. Dips and spreads will also pick up the delightful flavor of the blocks. Fresh, high quality meats will start to “cure” on the salt blocks and sushi and high quality tuna are wonderful when presented on the salt blocks. When clean up time comes, just wipe the block off and return to the freezer or counter for display.

A few Recipes:

Cooking on a Himalayan salt rock
Cooking Scallops -- Asian style
Cooking Veggies
Seared Albacore Tuna with Fennel Salad
Salmon, Prawns & Veggies
Rack of Lamb
Dinner Party

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