The beautiful, rose-colored crystals of pink Himalayan salt may look more at home in a fancy jar on your vanity than in your spice drawer. But if you're only using it for bath soaks and body scrubs, you're missing out on all of the nutritional benefits born from this pretty pink mineral. Hailing from Pakistani salt fields about 200 miles from the Himalayan Mountains, it is one of the purest (and healthiest) salts on earth. Unlike the common table variety, it's unprocessed, and contains over seven dozen trace minerals, including calcium, magnesium, sodium chloride, and potassium. Pink Himalayan salt also acts as a digestive aid while strengthening bones and lowering blood pressure.
Then there is the taste, which is slightly milder than other coarse sea salts, and a perfect flavor (and color!) enhancer for salad, soup, and pasta. In fact, it's the preferred salt of LesserEvil, an organic snack food company that makes healthy versions of classic American munchies. Yes, you can now have your cookies and eat them too! And also your potato chips and popcorn, which are topped with pink Himalayan salt and feature other pure ingredients like coconut and avocado oils. LesserEvil snacks are GMO-free and contain no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors, or refined anything and you can find our favorite, the Buddha Bowl Himalayan Pink popcorn, at Organic Avenue stores.