Himalayan Salt is an ancient mineral formed from a prehistoric ocean during the shifting of continents some 250 million years ago. This vital mineral rests in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains on the Asian subcontinent (Pakistan). Legend dates the discovery of this great salt deposit to the 4th century BCE when Alexander the Great's troops marched through the area, and their horses began licking the mountains. Just like Alexander's horses, Himalayan Salt remains a favorite source of nutrition for horses, cattle, deer, and other livestock today. It contains over 80 minerals, zero additives and is completely organic.