Many experts recommend the pink salt of Maras for people who suffer from hypertension because it has low levels of sodium chloride. Maras salt also contains calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium, making it a perfect medicinal option for skin conditions and to treat swelling. It’s important you flavor your meals with Maras salt after you’re done the cooking, since it loses its medicinal properties in temperatures higher than 40 degrees Celsius.Harvested salt can be purchase on-site very cheaply, once it’s packed and sold in supermarkets, prices tend to triple.The salt ponds of Maras are becoming a popular tourist attraction in Cusco for the astonishing scenery and historic value. By visiting Maras, you are also contributing to the community of harvesters who will gratefully show you the traditions they’ve inherited from their ancestors.
Updated: 24 April 2017