With a pinch of salt
Salt stands as a symbol of immutable, incorruptible purity. It is distilled by a process of elimination and not through enhancement. Salt preserves, purifies and protects commodities and improves their endurance. One gets cloyed with sweet but not with salt. Sweat, tears and serum, all have significant quantum of salinity. Salt preaches equanimity and its intake is uniform irrespective of effluence of the affluent.
Hence, it was satyagraha for self distillation and not for sugar extraction.