Much purer than sea salt, Himalayan pink salt combines sublime flavor from the ancient sea with rich minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. This marine fossil salt, harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas, is 100% natural, unrefined and unpolluted pink, translucent crystals. Its subtle, crunchy texture, raw or cooked, makes a perfect salt to Every bag of Himalayan Crystal Salt has been extracted from the mine by hand, according to long-standing tradition, without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being brought from beneath the mountain, this diamond-like crystal salt is hand-selected, hand-crushed, hand-washed, and sun dried. Analyses of this pure salt reveals 84 minerals and trace elements essential to health.