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In the 16th and 17th centuries, sailors on long voyages would get scurvy from lack of vitamin C.

Although a few plantations were established on the island by the Dutch, the first profitable industry established on Curaçao was salt mining.

The mineral was a lucrative export at the time and was a major factor for the island being part of international commerce.

In addition, in 1662, the Dutch West India Company made Curaçao a centre for the Atlantic slave trade, often bringing slaves here for sale elsewhere in the Caribbean and on the mainland of South America.