Contains 50+ trace minerals, including iodine. Professional Chefs Association Best Quality Award. Millions of years ago, the salt in this pouch was part of a Pristine Sea: Long before the earth knew pollutants of any kind, a huge, ancient sea covered what is now called North America. Pure, natural salt was the main ingredient of this sea, and over millions of years, the water in the sea evaporated, leaving the salt in undisturbed deposits. A range of volcanos erupted around the ancient sea bed, sealing the salt with layers of thick volcano ash, protecting these precious deposits against the pollution that man would eventually introduce into the environment. Near the small town of Redmond, in south central Utah, we carefully extract this salt from deep within the earth, and bring it to you in it's pure, natural state without additives, chemicals, or heat processing of any kind! Is Your Salt Real? Compared to RealSalt, regular table salts and also many sea salts, appear stark white because they have undergone harsh bleaching and refining. By contrast, RealSalt is extracted from deep within the earth, crushed, screened, and packaged without any bleaching or refining. RealSalt's unique pinkish appearance and flecks of color from more than 50 natural trace minerals, essential for good health and necessary for an amazing salt taste. RealSalt also contains numerous other trace minerals in minute quantities. Not a dietary source of iodine.