Rare Sand Salt from the Philippines

Pasuquin salt is an artisanal salt that is handmade in the province of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. Its pristine white crystals are boiled for hours using traditional tools that have been passed down from generations. Rachel Fariñas makes salt fresh from the sea and without the use of modern tools. She is one of the of last traditional salt makers. 

Today, the Philippines has imported over 90% of its salt from overseas, mainly due to the ASIN (An Act for Salt Iodization Nationwide) or Republic Act 8172 that was passed in 1995 that promotes the iodization of salt. Local experts have predicted that by 2030, the country will be importing over 96% of its salt if the local industry continues to decline. 

This is our third video about traditional salt, and we hope to spark a conversion about the urgent need to amend this law. The industry, farmers, and our food supply are at stake. 

You may order salt straight from the farmers here:
Rachel Fariñas
Pasuquin Salt and Ted-ted
Barangay 25, Sitio Bungro Pragata, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte

Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKGJGvCNCTs

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