Pink Himalayan Salt: Does It Have Any Health Benefits?

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It is regularly touted as being one of the purest salts available, and is said to boast several health benefits. But does this salt live up to its reputation as being among the “healthier” salts?

What is pink Himalayan salt?

Himalayan pink salt
Pink Himalayan salt is mined in Pakistan and may be up to 98 percent sodium chloride.

Pink Himalayan salt is chemically similar to table salt. It contains up to 98 percent sodium chloride. The remainder of the salt is made up of trace minerals, such as potassiummagnesium, and calcium, which give the salt its light pink tint.

The presence of these minerals also explains why Himalayan salt tastes different to regular table salt.