The Dead Sea is the world’s saltiest lake that borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. It is almost 3 million years old. The Dead Sea is 304 metres deep. With a salinity of 342 g/kg, it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. It is called ‘dead’ because of its high salinity which makes it impossible for plants, fish, and other larger organisms to live in it. The Dead Sea salt is not only extremely bitter in taste but also is full of minerals like calcium, iodine, saline, potassium and bromide.