How 60,000 Metric Tons of Salt Are Harvested from One of the World’s Saltiest Lakes - Handmade

10 Peb 2021
6 539 378 Ditonton

At Senegal’s Lake Retba a.k.a. “Pink Lake,” harvesters wade into the waters of one of the world’s saltiest lakes - even saltier than the Dead Sea - to collect 60,000 metric tons of salt per year.
Producers: Carla Francescutti, Pelin Keskin
Director/Field Producer: Abdoulaye Ndao
Camera: Malick Sy, Sidy Ndour
Interpreters: Thierno Seck, Abdoulaye Ndao
Story Consultant: Yvonne Maxwell
Editor: Carla Francescutti
Executive Producer: Stephen Pelletteri
Development Producer: McGraw Wolfman
Coordinating Producer: Stefania Orrù
Audience Engagement: Daniel Geneen, Terri Ciccone
For more episodes of 'Handmade,' click here:
Eater is the go-to resource for food and restaurant obsessives with hundreds of episodes and new series, featuring exclusive access to dining around the world, rich culture, immersive experiences, and authoritative experts. Binge it, watch it, crave it.
Subscribe to our IDworlds Channel now!

  • In addition to salt harvesting, Seydou Touré is also a professional wrestler in Senegal

    EaterEaterBulan Yang lalu
    • God bless us atheists

      mrtonybony1 bonytonymrtonybony1 bonytonyHari Yang lalu
    • @Red Hmong That’s what I wanna know too!!

      SYNOLVESYNOLVE5 hari yang lalu
    • fun fact. norway has a iodine ban on salt. they want disease.

      Norwegian SmoresNorwegian Smores6 hari yang lalu
    • Kaya pala, Ganda ng katawan nya baks gwapo din

      Ish AlliborIsh Allibor9 hari yang lalu
    • Oh my 🥰🤣🥰🥰😛😋😝

      Mama TeabellyMama Teabelly9 hari yang lalu
  • Cocoa butter companies watching this video feeling salty.

    Versaille de L'EstVersaille de L'Est27 menit yang lalu
  • All the salt from LOL players are gathered here

    Mein LiebeMein Liebe28 menit yang lalu
  • if enough salt is harvested from the late, maybe aquatic life will return to it?

    NCZIOOXNCZIOOX39 menit yang lalu
  • Butter and salt everyday... This guy is marinating himself little by little for years. His meat probably taste good

    Doggo_87 __Doggo_87 __41 menit yang lalu
  • He probably use to do wrestling back in the day.

    Mr BMr B3 jam yang lalu
  • The pink lake is actually beautiful and the guys that work there are friendly. The tour was fun as well.

    Kirsty SeleshoKirsty Selesho5 jam yang lalu
  • The women is picking up 30-40 kgs or 80 pound bucket and seem like nothing to her... She can probably lift the guy and top of her head

    hmt5oo hmt5oohmt5oo hmt5oo6 jam yang lalu
  • He speaks French But i have to close my eyes and concentrate to really understand lol

    Layla LepetitLayla Lepetit6 jam yang lalu
  • Excavator?

    Rob 1Rob 16 jam yang lalu
  • Not a single machine on sight but heaps of salt put together with hands👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Glennson HaihamboGlennson Haihambo9 jam yang lalu
  • If this salty water damages his skin so easily it would turn white people to dust. Especially gingers.

    Sir SirSir Sir9 jam yang lalu
  • Woww...that guy sexy..look delicious

    Fadzli BakarFadzli Bakar12 jam yang lalu
  • camera person thirsty too

    HQ Very LuckyHQ Very Lucky12 jam yang lalu
  • The petite lyre covalently squash because inventory postprandially print since a gullible gusty grill. boiling, whole watch

    NootpocketNootpocket12 jam yang lalu
  • The lower abs and obliques are perfect. And the skin tone too!

    Blue BabyBlue Baby13 jam yang lalu
  • Où sont les sénégalais ?

    Lady MLady M14 jam yang lalu
    • 🇸🇳🇸🇳🇸🇳🇸🇳

      Séni KébéSéni Kébé7 jam yang lalu
  • These villagers are knowledgeable in their job and how it works. Offcourse they also knew the essence of the salt 👍

    Giant MidgetGiant Midget14 jam yang lalu
  • That food looks gas

    Parker SullinsParker Sullins16 jam yang lalu
  • The dangerous event physically hum because bit contrastingly follow during a offbeat greek. painstaking, mighty grasshopper

    NootpocketNootpocket17 jam yang lalu
  • Lots of people saw Seydou's decent physique. All I saw was his wounds due to hard work. And the woman carries 6 tonnes of salt a day? Life is hard, and for some of us, it is harder. I hope you can build a better facility, improve quality, and be able export it to foreign markets. I wish best for the people of Senegal,.and salute you from Turkey.

    TulgaTulga20 jam yang lalu
  • does iodine soak in? because it seems like it's a coating and then the lady washes it off. So much for her not getting a goiter.

    theholytoasttheholytoast21 jam yang lalu
  • is super bad to cut yourself and get into that water.

    Soy FelizSoy Feliz22 jam yang lalu
  • I would hate to work there

    Andrei RoscaAndrei Rosca22 jam yang lalu
  • I didn't come here to see the salt harvest, I just came to see the handsome African man shown at 0:40 :-D ha ha ha! I would gladly help him oil that great body

    Niebla OtoñalNiebla Otoñal23 jam yang lalu
  • They got a woman doing the heavy part ....

    Facts YooFacts YooHari Yang lalu
  • The absorbed tax increasingly curl because cinema exclusively pine apud a somber antelope. future futuristic, hushed keyboarding

    Shoe SellerShoe SellerHari Yang lalu
  • *I hope that doesn't turn out to be bath salts aka Flakka* 😆💀

    JGGJGGHari Yang lalu
  • Good thing I'm hypertensive....

    Mayweather MoneyMayweather MoneyHari Yang lalu
  • Goddamn his body is beautiful

    Mad ManMad ManHari Yang lalu
  • Richest but poorest continent...look what people pay for pink Himalayan salt

    Chris EdwardsChris EdwardsHari Yang lalu
  • Very athletic top shape athletic body

    Nature Care Osteopathy & PhysiotherapyNature Care Osteopathy & PhysiotherapyHari Yang lalu
  • You missed a bit, I'd rub your butter in ................

    mrtonybony1 bonytonymrtonybony1 bonytonyHari Yang lalu
  • the people there seem pretty salty to me lol. respect tho

    ArmyHunter 12ArmyHunter 12Hari Yang lalu
  • Sexy senegal guy😘😘😘

    Olivia Sonya ArestaOlivia Sonya ArestaHari Yang lalu
  • "Do you lift bro?" - Yeah dude, I lift salt

    InfographerInfographerHari Yang lalu
  • He is shreded

    changer icomchanger icomHari Yang lalu
  • Some of them speak french, but even if its my native langage i'm forced to read the sub.

    MorrphinneMorrphinneHari Yang lalu
  • Can we just have a moment to also appreciate the production team👏👏

    Beko SitholeBeko SitholeHari Yang lalu
  • We don't need subtitles, we don't need to understand 😂😂

    FuntertainmentFuntertainmentHari Yang lalu
  • God bless them !!!

    Winston Nicholas FernandezWinston Nicholas FernandezHari Yang lalu
  • Is the applying shea butter scene necessary? 👀

    Nicholas GerryNicholas GerryHari Yang lalu
  • i confused this fo ra skin care commercial cuz damn. that guy got some smooth acne free skin sign me up!

    Just JoodsJust JoodsHari Yang lalu
  • So that is what you called "Pink Himalayan Salt"?? 🤔🤔

    Kclyn RemolonaKclyn RemolonaHari Yang lalu
  • Demn didn't know Amelia came by here

    Le FlamLe FlamHari Yang lalu
  • Imagine someone that hates you throw you in that lake while you still have lots of wounds.

    Jennilyn MendozaJennilyn MendozaHari Yang lalu
  • First of all they are so smart and my guy with the beautiful skin… I love you

    VonVonHari Yang lalu
  • what language do they speak?

    bibwaddie27bibwaddie27Hari Yang lalu
  • i dont like when they speak in commercial language. To much salt kills you....

    Zé Scotto di VettimoZé Scotto di VettimoHari Yang lalu
  • Can we talk about how beautiful these people are?

    Giorgi OstatishviliGiorgi OstatishviliHari Yang lalu
  • Thankyou shae butter pink salt and abs 😂

    Tyler NyeTyler NyeHari Yang lalu
  • I LOVE SALT !!! 😍😍😍😍😍

    Le Chat ÉthéréLe Chat ÉthéréHari Yang lalu
  • the reason this particular lake is 'regenerating' salt is because it has been shrinking in size due to climate change. Water evaporates from the surface of the lake, causing the water volume to decrease. Because the same concentration of salt is dissolved in less water now, the salinity increases. Eventually, the salinity increases above the limit of salt that can remain dissolved, and the crystals of salt fall out of the solution. This salt mine is a mild benifit to what is fundamentally an ecological disaster

    Luke S.Luke S.Hari Yang lalu
  • I'm feeling dehydrated just by watching this

    criticallythinkingcriticallythinkingHari Yang lalu
  • Keyboard warriors complaining about the 'sanitary' level of the salt, as they inhale their fast food order... LUL

    King KongKing KongHari Yang lalu
  • Salted chocolate immerses from the ocean.

    KID KDAJKID KDAJHari Yang lalu
  • Hey let's go to the lake with basket's and Collect salt Yeah it's that easy

  • Okay, pass me that shea butter. If harvesting salt can give me abs like that, than I'm in.

    FACELIꟻT BANDFACELIꟻT BAND2 hari yang lalu
  • Been there seen it done it

    Phlmn RbnPhlmn Rbn2 hari yang lalu
  • It's so nice to see their life and livelihood in this video. Thanks to this kind of people, we have salt in our foods.

    Carmela BlancoCarmela Blanco2 hari yang lalu
  • Salt(simple life pleasures) : exhausting labour = pennies Branded handbags 👜 Loo i Va ton: rich man 👨 adverts = £££

    Siddiq UllahSiddiq Ullah2 hari yang lalu
  • I am so thankful for their hard labour.. they deserve much more for this type of hard work... salt is cheap the world should donate money to these poor salt farmers .. so they can afford proper waterproof clothes

    Siddiq UllahSiddiq Ullah2 hari yang lalu
  • Can a white person go to Senegal without being harrased and enjoy some of that delicious looking fish and rice

    Chad NickersonChad Nickerson2 hari yang lalu
  • 10:43 yo I want what’s she making... 😋😋😯😳😳

    아이유's Cake in Twenty Three아이유's Cake in Twenty Three2 hari yang lalu
  • I'm scared of water

    jonzo22jonzo222 hari yang lalu
  • 200 CFA = 36 cents... bruh

    John StewartJohn Stewart2 hari yang lalu
  • Their French pidjin is, as a frenchman, a delight on the ears.

    Julien Bertrand BarretteJulien Bertrand Barrette2 hari yang lalu
  • I'm a bit confused, how can this salt be 3x saltier than other salt?

    T GT G2 hari yang lalu
  • As soon as I saw the guy oiling up with Shea butter I immediately came to the comment section for instant entertainment LOL

    prtar1001prtar10012 hari yang lalu
  • So everyone working there gets salty easily?

    Micaellano EricMicaellano Eric2 hari yang lalu
  • Of course he's ripped and beautiful, look at the work he does! Lifting and so much arm work wearing shae butter shirtless in the sun lord help me

    Solar KittySolar Kitty3 hari yang lalu
  • He's not only fit, but smart and knows his thing and knows how to inform..He even talked about his sieve. Wow, amazing people all of them.

    IAM Jones a.ka. Day SabelIAM Jones a.ka. Day Sabel3 hari yang lalu
  • Seydou meeting salty people: Oh, you think salt is your ally. But you merely adopted the salt; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn't see the salt until I was already a baby, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING! The sea salt betray you, because they belong to me!

    CationCation3 hari yang lalu
  • Free men shouldn't have to work in the salt mines. That should be for convicts.

    Dennis GloverDennis Glover3 hari yang lalu
  • he’s built different 🤤

    flowerbombflowerbomb3 hari yang lalu
  • Superbly shown. Very Risky Job.🌷

    S M AliS M Ali3 hari yang lalu
  • wait this video was about salt all along ?

    alexandraalexandra3 hari yang lalu
  • I would use a divers suit to protect my skin. That salty water is dehydrating them so much !!!!

    MK 29MK 293 hari yang lalu
  • These people work so hard I hope they make as much money as they deserve

    Alireza EskandariAlireza Eskandari3 hari yang lalu
  • I hardly learned anything. I was too distracted by Seydou's muscles.

    Mountain DrewMountain Drew3 hari yang lalu
  • Whoever is reading this comment, i wanna let you know that you are 0:46

    Antonio GubernaleAntonio Gubernale3 hari yang lalu
  • They sould go to israel bc there is Þe dead sea...

    Micah On The MicMicah On The Mic4 hari yang lalu
  • Man’s a whole unit

    Thepaolo98Thepaolo984 hari yang lalu
  • I don't really interesting with black guy, But after I saw that guy.. he changed my mind. 🤤🤤😘💋

    RestyLARestyLA4 hari yang lalu
  • People here In the UK.. my desk job wants me to sit down 8 hours a day I'm claiming for stress and back pain

    Ryan TurbittRyan Turbitt4 hari yang lalu
  • Title says pink salt.. Video shows man pouring shea butter on his physique Me: Are we still talking about pink salt??

    athenstar10athenstar104 hari yang lalu
  • I don't know how youtube got me here, but I like it.

    Mads 91Mads 914 hari yang lalu
  • The retailers sell this salt for a huge amount of money to its customers

    dipankar barooahdipankar barooah4 hari yang lalu
  • somewhere i could actually swim

    Chris TidwellChris Tidwell4 hari yang lalu
  • Some tough people. Stay blessed

    josh stampsjosh stamps4 hari yang lalu
  • This video lied..‼️ Where is the pink salt..‼️🐛

    A7med DelmonA7med Delmon4 hari yang lalu
  • Wondering why I didn't hit the like button yet until 1 minute in. 😉😭

    Tara CTara C4 hari yang lalu
  • Im just gonna go ahead and say it...DAMN HE SEXY!!!!

    Herman IreneHerman Irene4 hari yang lalu
  • The guy can be a model. Hahahha

    adolf awinganadolf awingan4 hari yang lalu
  • All I see is Shea Butter and Stamina 😧🙊 are we all watching the same salt video?

    Lianna KimberleyLianna Kimberley4 hari yang lalu
  • Do they wash my salt after? I don't appreciate my salt being stepped on by those filthy sandals.

    D RD R4 hari yang lalu
  • A list of jobs that I could not do for 10 minutes without dying from exhaustion.

    ColonelStinkybuttColonelStinkybutt4 hari yang lalu
  • 0:41 nike just do it

    cobraboy 418cobraboy 4185 hari yang lalu
  • My parents live not so far from the lake. It's my country 🇸🇳

    Lamine BadjiLamine Badji5 hari yang lalu
    • Contact that number on how to trade in cypro currency

      Charlotte JoshuaCharlotte Joshua5 hari yang lalu
    • + 1 7 8 6 4 1 4 2 9 1 5

      Charlotte JoshuaCharlotte Joshua5 hari yang lalu
  • Gw kira pupuk urea.. 😅😅

    febby alfikafebby alfika5 hari yang lalu