The salt is mined at the foot of the Himalayas, more
precisely in a rock-salt mine in Pakistan, which is considered the world's
second largest salt mine.
The Himalayan salt, known as "White Gold" in its
region of origin, contains 84 natural ingredients and minerals that are
essential to health, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium,
phosphorus, and iron. The typical pink colour is due to a small amount of iron
oxide (rust). Zinc, selenium, iodine and copper are present in the salt in
trace amounts. Therefore, Himalayan salt is generally considered to be a
healthy salt because it contains no chemicals or additives and because it’s a
substance that occurs naturally.