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Sacha inchi: Ready to take off

Sacha inchi: Ready to take off
Thu, 06/02/14 - 13:48
By Lesly Vera


Following the 2013 approval of Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) oil and seeds for food application in Europe under the novel food legislation, the perennial plant from the Peruvian Amazon is attracting great interest in the specialty food and natural cosmetics sectors.
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Brazil hosts successful Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Brazil hosts successful Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
Sun, 11/11/12 - 03:13
By Lesly Vera


Brazil, the largest Latin American country, second largest in the western hemisphere and one of the five strongest economies in the world, is where UK-based market research firm Organic Monitor decided to launch its first Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Septe
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Peru’s Colca Valley revives ancient agricultural terraces

Peru’s Colca Valley revives ancient agricultural terraces
Mon, 07/05/12 - 16:01
By Lesly Vera


The Colca Valley, a 100 kilometer-long strip in the Peruvian Andean highlands, north of the city of Arequipa at 970 meters above sea level, is Peru’s third most-visited tourist destination for bird watching, hiking and other adventure sports. Over time, erosion from
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New frontiers for quinoa

New frontiers for quinoa
Wed, 02/05/12 - 08:01
By Lesly Vera


Contrary to common believe, quinoa may grow and harvest in different conditions: from the Andean highlands at 4,000 mts. and near salt flats, in the Andean valleys and even at sea level. Quinoa farmed at the lowlands of the Peruvian sea coast may reach yields of up to 2.3
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Peruvian Sacha Inchi: promising premium source of omega 3s

Peruvian Sacha Inchi: promising premium source of omega 3s
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:17
By Adriana Michael, Lesly Vera


Peru is the major producer of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis Linneo) also known as the “Inca Peanut,” a super food for its high content of Omega 3,6 and 9 and antioxidant properties. With a lifespan of over 10 years, the twining vine, native to the hot and
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Salon de Chocolate increases connection across supply chain and consumers

Salon de Chocolate increases connection across supply chain and consumers
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:04
By Lesly Vera


Salon du Chocolat, the most important public and trade event devoted to the world of chocolate, celebrated its 17th edition, October 20 – 24th at Pavillion 5 ViParis, Porte de Versailles in the French capital. Choosing the theme “Ethnic and Choc” show
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