Himalayan salt its a term for halite, also called rock salt. The salt is mined in Pakistan about 190 miles from the Himalayas, and began its popularity in the early 21st century.
One of the reasons for this pink salt becoming so popular is because it contains the full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements, unlike common table salt that is highly processed and devoid of most of its nutrients.
Himalayan salt’s color is often reddish or pink due to iron oxide, and it comes in small crystal form. Like all salts, if overused, it can cause hypertension.
Look at this infographic for more details about this pink salt and maybe you too will make the switch.