Himalayan salt is salt mined across Asian countries that are part of the Himalayan mountain range. Himalayan salt crystals are often tinged pink due to iron oxide content.
Himalayan salt crystals contain trace amounts of numerous minerals. However it is usually low in iodine. Table salt is a primary source of iodine in the Western diet.
Himalayan salt crystals are marketed as a miraculous product with multiple health benefits and the ability to “detoxify the body”, strengthen bones, reduce signs of agin, and improve circulation among other claims. The salt contains minute, trace amounts of minerals and is unlikely to significantly contribute to mineral requirements.