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Surya Salt

Diaspora partnered with the Agariya community, a tribe that has been working in the salt district of Gujarat, India for generations, to bring us this solar-powered, earth-filtered, and hand-pounded salt.

Using solar pumps provided by local NGO partners, the Agariyas harvest this bright, inland salt from the desert’s underground water table. The salt’s high-mineral content is preserved through a slow-filtration process through the desert soil. In partnership with a local women's self-help group, whose members then hand-pound the salt to the perfect texture for everyday use, Diaspora is able to ensure that the salt retains as much flavor as possible.

The salt comes from the famous desert salt pans in the Wild Ass Sanctuary and Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. After Gandhi's Dandi Salt March in 1930, Gujarati salt became a symbol of freedom and an act of nonviolent civil disobedience against the British Empire. Diaspora likes to think of theirs as emblematic of sunshine and freedom alike.

Materials:  100% salt

Made by:  Diaspora Co.

Made in:  India

Specifications:  3.17 oz tin

Use:  Surya Salt is a versatile seasoning for a variety of dishes. Check out this recipe for Asha's Roasted Mushroom and Fennel Salad over on the Diaspora website! 

Further Reading:  Women-owned Diaspora Co. is committed to growing a better spice trade equitably and deliciously. They source South Asia's freshest heirloom and single-origin spices directly from their partner farms to bring you next-level flavor and fragrance. 

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