The name Pangasinan translates to “land of salt” or “place where salt is made,” and refers to the province at the northern end of central Luzon. The Philippine salt industry thrived until the early 1990s.
Where is salt found in the Philippines?
Occidental Mindoro is surrounded by saltwater making it one of the biggest salt-producing provinces in the country. At the height of its production in 1990, it boasted of producing and supplying about 60,000MT of the 338,000MT or 18% of the country’s annual salt requirement.
Why is salt important in the Philippines?
Salt is an important part of cuisine. It adds flavor to dishes, provides trace amounts of minerals, and if you believe in such things, can keep away certain supernatural beings. At one point, salt farming was a thriving industry in the Philippines.
What is the salt capital of the Philippines?
Pangasinan, comes from the word “Panag-asinan” that means place of “asin” (salt) or salt-making since the province is well-known to be producing salt (rock salt). It has 44 towns and four cities, comprising six districts of the province. Its capital is Lingayen town, which is the home of the majestic Capitol Building.
Why is glass not allowed in salt mines?
“Glass is soluble and it’s leachable-it’s what you would do if you wanted to maximize activity in the geologic environment,” Luth said. New findings are also being reported on the use of salt mines as repositories for radioactive waste. “Salt is not dry and it’s not okay.”
How much does salt cost?
In 2018, the average price of rock salt was $58.00 per ton.