Himalayan Pink Salt, sometimes marketed as "Jurassic Sea Salt", is a rock salt that comes in the form of beautiful crystals spangled with pink.
Its taste is finer and sweeter than that of Guérande sea salt. These are unrefined, unbleached, non-iodized salt crystals and without additives. The pink salt formed in the foothills of the Himalayas, when the Thetys, the Mesozoic ocean that closed during the Late Cretaceous between India and Asia, disappeared; about 45 million years ago, and whose deposits are between 400 and 700 meters deep, which allowed protecting it from all external pollution.
The pink colour of the salt comes from the high iron content, which by oxidizing makes the salt from pink to red, passing through the orange. Its pink glittery crystals prove its iron content.
It contains up to 84 elements and trace elements, all extremely beneficial. Among the most important: potassium, magnesium, iron and copper. Several other minerals are found in the form of traces such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc and sulphur. Because these salt crystals were subjected to extreme pressure, it has an extremely fine structure that allows direct assimilation by the body. These unique virtues have been known for millennia. Alexander the Great was the first, around 350 years BC, to transport the pink salt of the Himalayas in Europe. Its effects are purifying, harmonizing and depurative.
It is recommended to obtain raw crystals of pink salt and grind them with a salt mill in order to preserve all the properties.