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Bambu® Salz

Bambu® Salz: this unique Bamboo salt is a great source of nutrients

Bamboo salt(Jukyeom) is a unique type of salt from Korea. It was developed by monks a thousand years ago as a health remedy for the Korean people. "Bambu® Salz" or bamboo salt became famous in Germany thanks to Dr. Rudolph, a company that sells healthy "food products" or aids to living. 

Bamboo salt is special because it contains such a high concentration of minerals. The traditional method by which the salt is prepared – being baked inside hollow bamboo stems – means that the quantities of minerals naturally present in the salt are increased.

Bamboo salt is considered a good addition to your daily diet. The best way to eat bamboo salt is to pop a few granules in your mouth and let them dissolve, but you can also add it to your meals like ordinary salt.


Salt is healthy

Although we all know that eating too much salt is bad for our bodies, a salt-free diet is even more harmful. Salt helps with the transport of good nutrients around our bodies, helps our cells absorb these nutrients properly, and helps our bodies dispose of waste. These days, “salt is bad” is a dominant and deeply-ingrained misconception. It’s not so much a question of using less salt, but of eating BETTER salt.

The right salt doesn’t just add flavour, it’s also a source of nutrients. Every kind of salt contains a unique combination of minerals and trace elements. It’s the presence of these minerals that allows the salt to exercise its beneficial effects. Remember – not all salts are created equal.

How is bamboo salt made?

Bamboo salt is made by packing sea salt, harvested in Korea from the Yellow Sea, into hollow bamboo stems. These stems are then sealed at both ends with mineral-rich clay and baked with pine wood in a hot oven. The bamboo burns away to ash, leaving behind white columns of salt. These are broken into pieces, after which the whole process is repeated up to eight times – depending on the desired quality of the finished product. The ninth and final time, resin is used to melt the salt at 1300°C. The salt transforms into a liquid, then cools into a rock-hard mass that is crushed to create the highly-prized granules of bamboo salt, or ground into powdered bamboo salt.

During the repeated baking process the impurities in the salt are either removed or neutralised. The minerals, such as calcium, potassium, iron, copper and zinc, are increased, partly because the salt absorbs minerals from the bamboo, clay and pine wood. The baking process also gives bamboo salt a high sulphur content. This makes the salt extremely alkaline (with a pH value between 9 and 12); by contrast, most kinds of salt are acidic. This means bamboo salt has a neutralising effect on acidic foods. 

Bamboo salt is labelled according to the number of times it was baked: Once, twice or nine times. The more times the salt is baked, the darker its colour becomes. Purple bamboo salt (baked nine times) is of the highest quality. It takes three years to make nine-times-baked bamboo salt.

What does bamboo salt taste like?

Bamboo salt tastes extremely salty, and it has a high sulphur content, which you can also taste. It tastes like the sea. After a while you get used to the flavour, and you can even taste a mild sweetness. The most surprising thing is that healthy people and children find bamboo salt really yummy.

How do you use Bambu® Salz salt?

  • You can eat bamboo salt granules as a snack between meals.
    People with stomach or gut complaints may experience mild nausea at first, but this is a sign that the body needs more bamboo salt. Gradually increase the quantity and the nausea will disappear.
  • When preparing food: use bamboo salt like ordinary salt, to give your dishes more flavour.
  • As a salt solution: Dissolve a few bamboo salt granules in water. You can use this salt solution for a wide range of purposes.
    • You can use it as a mouthwash, or gargle with it, to improve the condition of your gums.
    • As a nasal rinse.
    • As an eyewash, to care for your eyes.
    • Use it to clean your face – it can help purify your skin, clear up acne and prevent skin ageing.
  • As a scrub: rub a few salt granules over your wet skin for smooth, flawless skin.
  • As a shampoo: place a small handful of salt granules on your scalp and massage for around five minutes, then rinse well. It’s good for dandruff and will improve the condition of your hair. You can also add a few salt granules to your normal shampoo.
  • As a toothpaste: brush your teeth with a few salt granules to improve the condition of your gums.

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