So what are the benefits of using Himalayan sea salt instead of table salt or other salt products? For one, sea salt packs a ton of flavor, but less sodium per serving. This is because the size of sea salt crystals is larger than the finely ground table salt, so a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt actually contains less sodium. In addition to containing less sodium (a major bonus), this sea salt contains way more minerals, so you’re getting less of the bad stuff and a lot more of the good stuff. How much more? Himalayan sea salt boasts 84 minerals including sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride…should we go on? Ok fine, it also contains iron, iodine, zinc, and because these minerals all exist naturally in the salt, there are no additives and no chemical processing.