Benetina’s Rock Salt

Benetina's Rock Salt

It’s been about 30 years that Benetina D’Souza has been coming from Merces to the Mapusa bazaar to sell salt extracted traditionally from the local salt-pans. Earlier, she used to move from door to door in the villages to sell the taste giver. Of late, though she and her neighbour sell it opposite the Moddkeam (pottery) Bazaar, almost at the southern extremity of the Mapusa market. What’s more interesting is that since the last couple of years of so Benetina has been selling pinkish salt, which comes from Gujrat. It’s rock salt… much more saltier than local salt and almost four times costlier too.

1 comment
  1. Gurpreet Sidhu said:

    very interesting!

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