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Black Salt

Also Known As : Kala namak (Hindi), Nalla Uppu (Telugu), Intuppu (Tamil), Karutha Uppu (Malayalam), Bere (Kannada), Sanchar (Gujarati), Saindhav Meeth (Marathi),Kala Loon (Punjabi)


Taste Profile

It is salty and pungent in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. This wonderful condiment can be added to chaats, green chutneys, raitha and mint-flavoured pani puri.

Common names and forms

  1. Black Rock Salt
  2. Black Salt (Kala namak)
  3. Black Salt Powder
  4. Black salt Powder / Kala Namak
  5. Edible Black Salt
  6. Himalayan Black Salt
  7. Indian Black Salt


Black salt is a type of rock salt, which is a salty and pungent-smelling condiment. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicines and therapies. It is added to chaat, chutneys, and even sprinkled on fruits and other Indian snacks before eating. It is dark reddish black in color and when powdered has pinkish gray color.

Health benefits

  • Black salt helps in thinning of blood and helps to reduce high cholesterol and blood pressure.(1)
  • It can prevent gastric troubles.(1)
  • It improves digestion and reduces acid reflux.(1)
  • It may help in treating depression.(1)
  • It is effective in controlling blood sugar levels in the body.(1)
  • It is good for babies. It helps to treat indigestion and phlegm coagulation.(1)

Selection Guide

It is advisable to buy dry, finely-powdered, packaged black salt. Make sure black salt packet is free from moisture to avoid lumping of salt.


Overconsumption of black salt may cause high blood pressure. It may also cause digestive problems.(2)

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