Origins : This pink Himalayan salt is 200 million years old. The Himalayas are the result of the collision of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates, which also caused the disappearance of the former Thetys ocean. As its water slowly evaporated, the salt crystals were deposited on the slopes of the emerging mountains. This pink salt is rich in minerals and trace elements (potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium,iron, copper ...) and is an extremely pure form of "fossil" salt. Himalayan tribes used to carry it from the Himalayan salt mines down to the valleys on the backs of their yaks.