Biodiversity

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)

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 kill cancer […]
November 26, 2015

ORGANIC PERUVIAN KANIWA: HIGH CONTENT OF PROTEIN

Kaniwa or Cañihua (Chenopodium pallidicaule)) is an upright plant form . Its size varies between 20 and 60 cm. Both the stems at the top , like leaves and inflorescences are covered with white or pink vesicles. Cañihua has its origin in the Andes of southern Peru and Bolivia and their culture is closely related to the pre-Inca Tiwanaku culture that developed in the two countries. At the time of the Spanish conquest, this plant as quinoa was cultivated and […]
November 1, 2015
black chia seeds

Organic Peruvian Chia Seeds: High Content of Omegas 3 and 6

Chia ( Salvia hispanica L. ) is a plant which belongs to the family of Lamiaceae ; is native to mountainous areas of Mexico 3500 years ago and it has been cultivated in Peru since 2013 . Chia was known as an Important food – medicine . In pre – Columbian times to the Maya it was one of the four basic crops for food, along with corn, beans and amaranth ( or amaranth ) . Mayans and Aztecs used […]