Meet One Of The Last Salt Makers Keeping A 2,000-Year Old Mexican Tradition Alive | Still Standing

15 Mar 2021
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Indigenous people in Zapotitlán have been hand-making salt here for over 2,000 years. Today, producers can’t make enough money to sustain themselves. Many have abandoned their salt lands, but one producer is determined to keep his business alive.
Juan does not have a website for his business, he sells products locally and through his Facebook page:
Since publishing this video, a kickstarter has been launched for Juan:
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Meet One Of The Last Salt Makers Keeping A 2,000-Year Old Mexican Tradition Alive | Still Standing

  • 5:34 The indigenous people LOST land in the Mexican Revolution??? Wasn’t it supposed to go the other way? Sounds about right though, the left/Socialists/their buddies the Democrats in the US ruin everything they touch

    Michael CastroMichael Castro9 jam yang lalu
  • Think hipsters care about 2%? This salt Organic, Vintage, and rare.

    silver Castorenasilver Castorena11 jam yang lalu
  • Why is he doing this when there are more advanced machinery & processes available? Makes no sense. In my eyes, he is wasting his lifespan.

    Lumen PsychoLumen Psycho11 jam yang lalu
  • In other words, juan is a dummy. Working so much for a single dollar. Better off washing cars n selling chicles n sabalitos

    DaBullish BearDaBullish Bear12 jam yang lalu
  • Ppl would pay 100x what you're charging dude

    Ot PaysOt Pays16 jam yang lalu
  • This dude could be millionaire. Make a website dude wtf

    Ot PaysOt Pays16 jam yang lalu
  • Yum?

    Ot PaysOt Pays16 jam yang lalu
  • Pandemic lol

    Mike RiosMike Rios23 jam yang lalu
  • That man could use a generator and a pump

    84tanooki84tanookiHari Yang lalu
  • This salt has a special flavour of salt and Mexican foot

    LeoLeoHari Yang lalu
  • If it was a hot chick stepping on the salt, simps would make her rich.

    Jonathan CleavesJonathan CleavesHari Yang lalu
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    Melinda DriverMelinda DriverHari Yang lalu
  • Get me some of THAT salt! Obviously is an exelent preservative!!! The guy is in his fourties & looks in his twenties😃👍💪

    Nel PeNel PeHari Yang lalu
  • WOULDN'T THAT be a WORTHY cause for a "go fund me"? Maybe, we here in the richer countries should make one for those poor salt farmers, so they get their industries& companies up so that eventually WE HERE CAN actually buy THEIR BETTER Products! I don't know how to set something like that up buy I'd happily spend some of my money for them do in the long run it's a win win for everybody💖.

    Nel PeNel PeHari Yang lalu
  • Gross mexican foot sweat and salt. No thank you. Unique flavor. I bet...

    Rick Ç137Rick Ç137Hari Yang lalu
    • Seriously?

      AnotherJoJoFanAnotherJoJoFanHari Yang lalu
  • What noooooo the tradition needs to stay alive

    Justice CarterJustice CarterHari Yang lalu
  • 4:23 She did not just say Juan sells about 3 tons of salt every six weeks and only makes a $116 per week...

    gelatnisgelatnisHari Yang lalu
  • You can see that climate change affects everything

    Jacob artJacob artHari Yang lalu
  • Soon, when the worlds economy collapses, people like him will be in demand.

    Sean TSean T2 hari yang lalu
  • Tourists only giving this guy a dollar for his hard work should be ashamed. I know that's all he asks for but if you can afford to travel you can afford to pay this guy what he's worth.

    Hannah BHannah B2 hari yang lalu
  • When I hear the word Mexican I think of BEANS 🙃🙂 right away ,😂

    Mark MoralesMark Morales2 hari yang lalu
  • Someone needs to tell this dude about hipsters. "naturall, Artisinal salt made and sold by indigenous farmers in southern Mexico, $25/oz"

    ironlion45ironlion452 hari yang lalu
  • Feet gotta smooth af; salt crystals scrubbing all of that dead skin off.

    theKINGSdentheKINGSden2 hari yang lalu
  • I know people are saying there is not much of a huge difference between this or the tall yeti mountain salt. But I wonder if the taste is totally different or just well...salty

    SquidlySquidly2 hari yang lalu
  • Compared to the bamboo salt this salt is very underpaid, the bamboo salt makers get paid for their work! Where I live this kind of salt is very expensive!! I would love if the producers got the money instead of all the middlemen in between here and there!!

    Pernilla ArtisticPernilla Artistic2 hari yang lalu
  • Man, this is forced labour. He has to work all by himself, walk naked foot, naked feet to break down salt without a tools. And then consumers has to eat his feet fermented salt without able to wash it. BBC, come report this forced labour issue

    TPTGTPTG3 hari yang lalu
  • No seas mamon guey no tienes esposa, madre, hambre?

    Cesar FloresCesar Flores3 hari yang lalu
  • For those who would like to donate to help this man form that collective mentioned in the video so he (and the other salt makers) can sell at a more sustainable price, the link to the Kickstarter campaign and his Facebook page are listed in the video description. The Kickstarter page breaks down every cost. 👍

    Norse ForseNorse Forse3 hari yang lalu
  • I would go there and work for room and board. Grow some food.

    Chris LeivaChris Leiva3 hari yang lalu
  • Es que están salados

    Nada Puede Malir Sal LibroNada Puede Malir Sal Libro3 hari yang lalu
  • This guy needs a few solar panels and a water pump

    Patrick HamiltonPatrick Hamilton3 hari yang lalu
  • I’d love to buy this!! Where can I??

    thequeenofsmilesthequeenofsmiles3 hari yang lalu
  • I feel offended by myself after watching this clip. Thanks 😘

    maroonluphmaroonluph4 hari yang lalu
  • There are no chemicals in Salt... Oh yeah, then what is salt?

    BibinBibin4 hari yang lalu
  • I don't like feet

    eihei oheihei oh4 hari yang lalu
  • Maybe if he didn't step on the salt, someone would want to market his salt, i'll pass i stick with my quemical salt

    Junior AlfaroJunior Alfaro4 hari yang lalu
  • The flavor this salt has is feet

    Noah KelchnerNoah Kelchner4 hari yang lalu
  • Why is this salt so crunchy? I can't quite put my toe on it 🤔

    Joffre CuevaJoffre Cueva4 hari yang lalu
  • That’s so awesome, and this man deserves way more money for his work and quality of the salt. It’s a shame cause he could probably package it and sell it as higher quality salt and make so much more money. This man deserves to earn the money that artisanal salt is worth

    atamagashockatamagashock4 hari yang lalu
  • That looks like straight grade C salt. Y’all ever heard of Hawaiian salt? You should find out how that’s made, it’s hard ass work.

    TrapKing ProductionsTrapKing Productions4 hari yang lalu
  • It really hurts to see old n good traditions dying around the world

    roopa rameshroopa ramesh4 hari yang lalu
  • MEXICANS!!!!!!!!

    Quagmire GiggityQuagmire Giggity5 hari yang lalu
  • I wouldn't buy himalayan or bamboo or other chintzy salts but I'd buy this

    Thirstiest VillagerThirstiest Villager5 hari yang lalu
  • This dude's feet are probably harder than rock and tougher than a nail.

    stewiestewie5 hari yang lalu
  • I thought the thumbnail was ice cream cones

    samisami5 hari yang lalu
  • aquí en chile hay weas gigantes en donde hacen eso XD

    Leon MontenegroLeon Montenegro5 hari yang lalu
  • He needs to export it as a specialty organic salt. Get it in stores everywhere!!

    Jodi FinneganJodi Finnegan5 hari yang lalu
  • :(

    Alexander RiveraAlexander Rivera5 hari yang lalu
  • How is it possible to keep it for 2000 years if Mexico didn’t exist 2000 years ago?

    NG-webjefeNG-webjefe5 hari yang lalu
  • They're not allowed to sell outside their community? That's messed up. They need to change that law. These farmers could make so much more money and be able to keep this tradition alive!

    wabi-sabiwabi-sabi5 hari yang lalu
  • So some thoughts that went through my head "artisanal salt? what the heck is that? it's salt" "50 cents a liter? I'd buy that for that price!, hell even at 30 Pesos I'd buy that, still not sure what so special about artisanal" "Why doesn't he use a pump to bring the water to the pools? Seems much more efficient ... oh yah 'artisanal'" "I'm curious what else is in there, I mean water evaporates but that doesn't mean just salt remains, every mineral does"

    Mike BMike B5 hari yang lalu
  • Barefoot for better

    Klepto NaisaKlepto Naisa5 hari yang lalu
  • Where can we buy his salt?

    Casey SchubertCasey Schubert5 hari yang lalu
  • Bro how tf is he selling for 10 pesos?

    Ivan Santos-PerezIvan Santos-Perez5 hari yang lalu
  • Such dedication

    Green FeatherGreen Feather5 hari yang lalu
  • Salt maker? Lol salt comes from The earth. You are not making salt. Your modifying it. You're welcome

    Lady ScarfaceLady Scarface5 hari yang lalu
  • "Adding preservatives to salt"... so salt do spoil? 🤣

    PSYOps ThingPSYOps Thing5 hari yang lalu
  • his only problem is marketing, this salt needs to sold like your other "high grade" salts like pink salt or sea salt, or that it's all the same shit just marketed to seem special he needs to jump in on this come on Juan

    J CarrJ Carr5 hari yang lalu
  • One dollar !

    Its Just JJIts Just JJ5 hari yang lalu
  • Well think logically. He’s got the materials and it’s basically free water he’s making money… yes it might be small but he’s making money for free water so either way you look at it, it’s a profit :)

    Kyle Wheeler-AdamsKyle Wheeler-Adams6 hari yang lalu
  • Just imagine how dry his skin is

  • How do we find out more info on this hardworking young man?

    Travis PiercyTravis Piercy6 hari yang lalu
  • If I saw his salt for sale I would buy it! Knowing that there are more minerals in it than just salt... Edit: I saw in the description that I could donate to him! I donated and follow his FB page now. 😊 I hope the best for his company

    Olivia Marie PelliccioOlivia Marie Pelliccio6 hari yang lalu
  • Very smart and hardworking man

    Shannon JonesShannon Jones6 hari yang lalu
  • सफलता, असफलता तो शब्द मात्र है, असली मज़ा तो काम में होता है।

    Golden Heart MeditationGolden Heart Meditation6 hari yang lalu
  • I'm mexican and I didn't know about this

    Dani N BDani N B6 hari yang lalu
  • damn shirt still so clean

    jordi santanajordi santana6 hari yang lalu
  • 106 bux a week.

    Just a Good ol boyJust a Good ol boy6 hari yang lalu
  • I think, he can sell online and many people, me included, would gladly pay way more for his product. Is there any way to contact him?

    Cesar Alf M SCesar Alf M S6 hari yang lalu
  • No international shipping :(

    Why Not WeibullWhy Not Weibull6 hari yang lalu
  • Forget burger king foot lettuce time for Mexican foot salt😎

    Cheesey StormCheesey Storm6 hari yang lalu
  • I wish I had the money to bless this man. Very passionate and true to your roots brother.

    Bryan ToolseeBryan Toolsee6 hari yang lalu
  • He should sell them online

    noraini mohdnornoraini mohdnor6 hari yang lalu
  • feet salt

    TheChallengeWarriorsTheChallengeWarriors6 hari yang lalu
  • I know you can do it if he builds the company I just spent 40 bucks on 10 lbs of organic Omri listed sea salt get that label out there as soon as possible bro I'll buy from you right now

    ROD FOULDSROD FOULDS6 hari yang lalu
  • 3:03 lol

    American InquisitionAmerican Inquisition6 hari yang lalu
  • What wonderful young man. Please let me know how to order your salt,when you have it setup

    Elizabeth PayneElizabeth Payne6 hari yang lalu
  • someone send this man a squeegee

    Will ChiricoWill Chirico6 hari yang lalu
  • Check out Pangasinan Salt farms, the very same thing done here. So, we continue the tradition :)

    a.922 .ma.922 .m6 hari yang lalu
  • Tradition is bull

    Ok BoomerOk Boomer6 hari yang lalu
  • He’s a hardworking and optimistic person. Hopefully prices can be raised due to labor and salt being organic. Some of my husbands relatives live here in Zapotitlan 🌵🌵🌵 Their caves have onyx and are being mined by locals. Highly recommend visiting Restaurant Ámbar, they have traditional plates and local delicacies like insects and water from a tiny tiny fruit grown on cactus. There’s also pan artesanal (woodfire sweet bread). This land has diverse natural resources.

    mimi chikamimi chika6 hari yang lalu
  • Respect

    phuc Lephuc Le6 hari yang lalu
  • Brown cocaine

    Jejaka MalayaJejaka Malaya7 hari yang lalu
  • That salt, kept him looking like he's 21 yrs old instead of 41 years old... That salt worked better than most aging creams... 😄😁

    Creative HomelessCreative Homeless7 hari yang lalu
  • Imagine having an open wound on his feet

    Sok ChhaySok Chhay7 hari yang lalu
  • God please bless their work. U promised to bless the work of our hands n this guy uses his feet as well. This is a special and sacred work. God Bless Juan and all the salt of this earth

    TootiepacTootiepac7 hari yang lalu
  • I wonder if there is a guy in the same predicament that is making pepper?

    Plumb CrazyPlumb Crazy7 hari yang lalu
  • Hell fucken no, u wouldn't waste my life doing something that stupid. Atleast innovate. Do something.

    T DurdenT Durden7 hari yang lalu
  • Very informative

  • Yeah so where do we buy this salt from? Cause I’m all for supporting this man’s business

    Richard ColwellRichard Colwell7 hari yang lalu
  • Yet democrats want to complain about living wages for flipping burgers.

    Awesome OpossumAwesome Opossum7 hari yang lalu
  • this guy needs to be paid 10 thousand dollars or atleast more !

    opheliaophelia7 hari yang lalu
  • this guy needs to be paid 10 thousand dollars or atleast more !

    opheliaophelia7 hari yang lalu
  • Brand= Price Fixing Salt Cartel

    Kenny TangKenny Tang7 hari yang lalu
  • though i aprishiate him keeping this tradition alive. we should all embrace industrial salt and other products as much as we are. things that are made industrially is way more cheap and makes it possible for people with low income to eat. as some1 who has a middleclass income, i would never spend my money on some premium salt unless i knew the person who made it.

    GOLDsken GOLDskenGOLDsken GOLDsken7 hari yang lalu
  • Now you now this dude was walking on the salt you just had on your fries

    Roger ParrisRoger Parris7 hari yang lalu
  • My man needs his own online store.

    Katlyn KlassenKatlyn Klassen8 hari yang lalu
  • Tío Charlie!!!

    Hernan HernandezHernan Hernandez8 hari yang lalu
  • White peoples favorite seasoning, Mexican pata

    Edgar SernaEdgar Serna8 hari yang lalu