Evolution Himalayan Crystal Salt is pristine, pure and 100% natural and raw. It is the most beneficial and cleanest salt available on our planet. Over 260 million years ago, a vast primordial ocean covered the Himalayas. The salt from the unpolluted ocean was preserved as large crystal formations in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, making Himalayan salt absolutely pristine and natural, identical in composition to the ancient primal ocean. Evolution Himalayan Crystal Salt is never heated, treated, refined or processed in any way. It contains all of the 84 trace elements found in our bodies. The minerals are raw in their most natural and easily absorbed form making it easy for the body to metabolize. A great percentage of the sea salt today is processed, unlike Evolution Himalayan Crystal Salt, which is hand extracted, water washed, air dried and stone ground. With the ocean becoming increasingly polluted, sea salt is far from ideal.