Himalayan Pink Coarse Salt, with its range of pink crystals from white to red, tastes just like its namesake; salty. The iron oxide content ads a subtle sweetness. While the taste may not be very different from white sea salt or table salt the mineral content is. The coarseness of the mineral-rich crystals makes it easier to determine how much salt you are adding to your dish. It also contains less sodium per portion than processed table salt.