Shan brings to you pure, premium, and naturally fortified Virgin Himalayan salt in its natural state, free from impurities. Shan Himalayan Salt is the Gourmet food grade salt that naturally enhances the taste and flavor of the meals giving you the ultimate food experience. It is mined from the ancient salt deposits formed millions of years ago on the foothills of the Himalayan mountains and it naturally contains multiple trace elements that are essential for health. Shielded from impurities and pollutants, it is the purest form of salt on earth. Himalayan salt often contains trace amounts of iron oxide (rust), which gives it a pink color. It also has small amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, making it slightly lower in sodium than regular table salt. Many people prefer the flavor of Himalayan salt over other types.