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Why Himalayan Sea Salt Popcorn is the Better Popcorn

Popcorn happens to be one of my ultimate favorite treats. It’s deliciously satisfying, pairs well with just about any beverage (especially vino!), and can be tweaked in a variety of ways and flavors. When it comes to snacking on those yummy, airy, pieces of Heaven, however, you can’t get any better than artisan popcorn. And, popcorn and salt go together like an Instagram model and her selfies. Taking it to even higher (and healthier) levels of deliciousness is Himalayan sea salt.

What is Himalayan Sea Salt and What’s So Great About It?

Originating from Pakistan, Himalayan sea salt has been mined since at least the 1200s. It’s been used in food preparation and preservation throughout history. While you might have heard that Himalayan sea salt is the second coming nutrition-wise, its health benefits can be sometimes exaggerated. That’s not to say that it’s lacking in health benefits though, there are plenty such as:

  • Can aid hydration
  • Help lower blood pressure
  • Improves digestion
  • Sleep quality
  • Soothe sore muscles
  • Reduce signs of aging
  • Balance the body’s pH
  • …and more!

It also offers a whole array of minerals and elements (more than 80!) that can’t be found in the alternatives. This includes bromine, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium among others. It’s also denser than typical salt resulting in a lesser amount of sodium in each serving.

Okay, So It’s Healthier than Regular Salt…But How Does It Taste?

In addition to its variety of health benefits, most of those that have tried Himalayan sea salt say that it is far more flavorful than conventional table salt. And, it works incredibly well with most flavors of artisan popcorn which is why is included in three out of four of ours. Our Black Truffle and Garlic, Spicy Jalapeno Pepper, and Sweet Caramel and Brown Sugar popcorn flavors are all the proof you need!

What to Look For:

There are more than a few options for artisan popcorn that are made with Himalayan sea salt on the market but it is always a good idea to read labels closely. Some of these brands use ingredients that can cancel out the benefits of switching to sea salt in the first place. At McClain Popcorn, we use only the finest of ingredients including cooking all of our kernels in 100% extra virgin olive oil. We offer four different amazing flavors and avoid using butter or any artificial flavors!

No matter where you choose to get your Himalayan sea salt popcorn, you’ll be glad you made the switch from regular, less-than-healthy popcorn. Not only is it the healthier way to go, but it also tastes better. Not to mention, you can finally munch completely, 100% guilt-free. Snacking responsibly never tasted so good.