Himalayan salt is a rock salt from the province of Punjab in the northwest of Pakistan. The salt deposit originated about 300 million years ago from the salty primeval sea. Salt was already known in Europe since ancient times, in particular since the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 3rd century BC. The colouring of the salt crystals, from orange to pink-white, is caused by minerals and trace elements. The taste is unique, mildly salty and enhances any dishes. The coarse salt grains are very well suited for mills.