Himalayan salt doesn’t come from the Himalayas. It’s mined deep inside the mountains of Pakistan at the Khewra Salt Mine. The pink rocks are turned into table salt, lamps, and statues, sold at a premium in Western countries. But despite pink salt’s growing popularity abroad, Pakistan, historically, has seen little of the profits.
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