Original Himalayan table salt, 1 kg net


Lesser Himalayan salt



Ancient records evidence that in 326 B.C. the legendary military leader Alexander the Great stopped in the area of the Himalayas and observed his horses lick the rock around him. It was salty, pale pink and shone like real crystals in the sun! This might have been the time when the civilised world had first seen the Himalayan salt and started to appreciate its excellent properties. An order was given immediately to bring the rock salt through the Indian highlands to Greece and Macedonia. This was very far away, and due to high prices only the ruler's family members were initially able to use the new product.

Nowadays, Himalayan salt is widely known and is at the peak of its popularity. The place, where Alexander the Great had seen the rock salt for the first time, is now located in the Punjab Province, Pakistan, and is now called the Lesser Himalayas. Although this mountain region is lower than the famous Greater Himalayas with the Mount Everest, it belongs to the same Indian tectonic plate as the Mount Everest, which collided with the Eurasian continent 60 million year ago raising the bed of the sea up to the skies. This process resulted in a unique mountain range made of offshore sedimentary rock, including salt veins. At about 3000 m, salt is gradually stratifying and gets volcanically enriched with microelements of the earth creating rock salt of different colours. This process is still ongoing, because the Himalayas are growing by about 5 mm per year.


Now also available in Latvia

Having inspected salt mines in Pakistan, SIA ‘’Latvijas sāls tirdzniecības kompānija’’ has started direct deliveries of salt from the Lesser Himalayas to the Baltics. Our range includes not only grains of salt of different sizes, but also unique pieces of salt of different sizes and colours and of cylindrical and completely untreated shapes. The chemical composition of the Lesser Himalayan salt is similar to that of table salt; however, this salt also contains many valuable minerals: iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, fluorine, iodine, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, chromium, zinc, etc. These different admixtures give salt crystals various colours starting from milk-white to rusty brown. The salt does not contain any artificial colours, flavours or other chemicals.

All the salt products imported by us meet the EU requirements with regard to the use in food; however, their uses may be much more variable, for example, in medicine, cosmetology, SPA procedures, as well as in design objects. We have special salt lick for livestock, in particular, Lesser Himalayan salt for horses, who have discovered it.


Interesting facts

Tibetan monks have been eating Himalayan salt for ages.

Ayurveda experts believe that dark rust coloured Himalayan salt is the best.

For a medical salt bath Himalayan salt should be diluted in a proportion of 100 g of salt per 10 litres of water.

Himalayan salt may contain up to 92 micro and macro elements; however, such a number of admixtures no longer meets the requirements of food law.


Traditional package of “Pavāriņš” brand, Course Himalayan salt 1-2 mm salt grains.



Himalayan salt (NaCl) ≥ 98 %

Sodium (Na) per 1 g of salt max. 0.4 g

Water content (H20) 0.09 %

Magnesium (Mg) 0.28 %

Iron (Fe) 1.8 mg/kg

Calcium (Ca) 0.29 %

Insoluble parts 0.092 %


Salt for food preparation

Best before: unlimited

Origin of salt: Lahore, Pakistan






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