Himalayan pink coarse salt. First of all, let’s say that the pink Himalayan salt comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan, near the foothills of the Himalayas, while the common sea salt is salt crystals that come naturally from the evaporation of seawater in the salt flats. Both Himalayan pink salt and sea salt are composed mainly of sodium chloride. The content of sodium chloride in Himalayan salt is lower, but with a very small difference. Himalayan salt contains 4 times more calcium, 3 times more potassium and 100 times more magnesium than table salt. However, the contents of these elements in both types of salt are very small. Himalayan salt is a more natural choice as it has undergone less processing than table salt.