Biodiversity

April 24, 2019

Amazon salt, pink rock salt from Peruvian rainforest

ORIGIN OF THE PINK AMAZON SALT Originally from the department of San Martin in the Peruvian amazon, in the valley of Mishquiyacu, a hidden treasure of the jungle is known: the salt of Pilluana. A complete mountainous system houses the pink rocks from which this mineral is extracted. The mine is located at the west of the province of Picota, at 235 m.s. and 20 km. of the locality of Pilluana. This salt mine, unlike the others of the conventional […]
May 14, 2018
maca chips

Maca chips, the new peruvian superfood, for snacks or ready to eat foods…

ORGANIC MACA CHIPS (Lepidium meyenii) MACA ORIGIN Maca is a product native to the central Andes of Peru, it is grown mainly in the plateau of Bombón in the department of Junín, between 3600 and 5000 masl, a region that has a harsh climate and low temperatures, is resistant to frost, hail, snowfall, climatological factors typical of the Andean Highlands, it is estimated that maca cultivation was started 2000 years ago by the Inca civilization, the maca was the food […]
August 11, 2017
cacao nibs raw

Organic cacao nibs from Peru

CACAO NIBS This superfood derived from cocoa beans has increased its position in the international market. Since the end of last quarter of 2016, Cacao nibs began to be aggressively demanded in Asia, mainly from South Korea. In Asian markets, this product is synonymous for antioxidant, anti-aging, superfood and energy. Therefore, this ready-to-eat food goes along with the lifestyle of the new generations of consumers in South Korea, where beauty and wellness predominates. There are two varieties with respect to […]
March 19, 2017
purple corn

Purple corn, grown organically in the Peruvian andes

The Peruvian mountains of the Andes have a great variety of corn such as purple corn(Zea mays L.). This crop and its effects on health have been represented in ceremonial ceramics in Peru and other Hispanic countries (Inca and Pre-Inca). Currently, in Peru a purple corn drink and stalls like chicha morada and purple mazamorra, respectively, are recognized as highly nutritious. Zea mays L. (purple waxy corn), a plant of the Poaceae family, is an important source of Anthocyanins. Previous studies […]
March 19, 2017
brazzilian nuts

Brazilian nuts, economic support for amazonian people

BRAZILIAN  NUTS, economis support for peruvian people Brazilian nut (Bertholletia excelsa) is one of the most economically important species, extracted almost entirely from the natural forests of the Amazon Basin. Among the thousands of species that exist in the western Amazon, Bertholletia excelsa (Humb and Bonpl., Lecythidaceae) is currently one of the most economically valuable, contributing substantially to the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of Peru , Brazil and Bolivia. In fact, it is one of the few tropical tree […]
January 5, 2017
sacha inchi

Antioxidant and antiproliferative activies of lead extracs from PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS (sacha inchi)

Sacha inchi Antioxidants are important substances that have the ability to protect the organism from the damage caused by the oxidative stress. Due to this ability, there is a special interest in the presence of natural antioxidants in medicinal plants that may help an organism to keep the normal balance of ROS. In the case of cancer, these antioxidant substances are being used in the treatment to prevent the normal cell from becoming a cancer cell as well as to […]