The Anatomy of Himalayan Salt

Himalayan pink salt is the result of an ancient sea that slowly evaporated, leaving behind a mineral-rich salt bed that over 250 million years was eventually fused with other remaining seabed materials, such as clay, minerals and stone. Under the tremendous pressures of the changing earth, these materials were forged together as the Himalayan Mountain range formed, encasing the salt deposits together with clay, stone and other organic matter deep within the mountains.

During the excavation process, the raw salt is removed in large boulders and blocks; this raw salt includes those other naturally-occurring components (rock, stone,clay). The salt boulders are broken into smaller pieces for transportation outside the mine, which exposes the salt to additional potential contaminants such as fibers, sticks, rocks, dirt and dust. The salt requires several levels of careful processing to completely remove these other naturally-occurring materials before packaging for consumer purchase and consumption.

Unfortunately, with the high growth of popularity the Himalayan Salt has experienced, this sector faces new challenges. Commodity importers unfamiliar with the mineral salt business do not have expertise required and are unable to provide the care and detail needed to properly process Himalayan salt. These importers are flooding the market with significantly lower quality salt, bringing artificially lower prices to suppliers and retailers and selling inferior products to consumers.

Our supplier remains committed to producing the highest quality, cleanest and safest Himalayan salt available on the market today. They do this by investing in highly-skilled labor, engineering and evolving proprietary technology, machinery and quality processes.

This cross-section of raw Himalayan salt shows inclusions that are commonly excavated with the salt during mining, like clay and rock.