The Himalayas – the tallest mountains in the world – span 2400 kilometers across Asia at the joining of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates. Where these proud peaks now stand, 250 million years ago was a primordial sea. Within that ancient body of water existed a perfect, pristine ecosystem. As the plates of the earth moved and over the ages pushed the Himalayas toward the heavens, the sea evaporated and all of its life-sustaining minerals crystallized under the heat of the sun to form what we now know as Himalayan rock salt. As you can probably gather from the name, Himalayan rock salt comes from the Himalayas, the famous mountain range that stretches across Nepal, Tibet, and Afghanistan.You probably know that Mount Everest is part of the Himalayas, but the fame of Himalayan rock salt isn’t about the majesty of the mountain peaks.The Himalayan rock salt is formed from ancient oceans more than 200 million years ago.Covered by snow and ice, and far from huge population centers, the salt found deep under the Himalayan foot hills have been protected from the human pollution throughout the years.It is now considered the purest rock salt you can find in this world, and it is hand-mined so that its purity is maintained.With its delicate pink, rose-like color, rock salt is visually distinctive and prized for its purported nutritional profile as it contains a high number of essential minerals.