Unrefined sea salt mined from ancient sea bed. Best Quality Assured by Professional Chefs Association. Millions of years ago, the salt in this bottle was part of a pristine sea. Long before the earth knew pollutants of any kind, a huge, ancient sea covered what is now North America. Over time, the seawater evaporated, leaving the salt in undisturbed deposits. A range of volcanoes erupted around the ancient sea bed, sealing the salt with layers of thick volcanic ash, protecting these precious deposits against the pollution man would eventually introduce into the environment. Near the small town of Redmond, Utah, we carefully extract this salt from deep within the earth, and bring it to you in its pure, natural state - without additives, chemicals, or heat processing of any kind! Is Your Salt Real? Compared to RealSalt, regular table salts and 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 come from more than 50 natural trace minerals, essential for good health and necessary for an amazing salt taste. Take the RealSalt taste test. First taste RealSalt, then try any other salt - the difference will amaze you! Not a dietary source of iodine. Kosher for Passover.