Himalayan salt. Also known as the pink salt, hand-cut slabs of this unique variety of salt are derived from natural deposits found in the Himalayan foothills and the Punjab region of Pakistan. Unlike the table salt which is fortified, Himalayan salt is naturally rich in iodine. These blocks of opaque pink salt are known for their pure taste and infuse a rich flavor. The eye-catching pink color is due to the presence of iron oxide.