Himalayan black salt contains as many as 84 trace minerals, which give it a natural dark color, and may be lower in sodium than regular table salt. It is hand-extracted from mines in the Himalayan region with minimal processing. Use for cooking or seasoning food. The black salt, popular in India, has a more pungent, umami flavor than the pink, and can give a slight egg-like flavor to vegan foods because of the higher sulphur content. Add to a bath to help improve skin conditions and soothe sore muscles.