Coffee


In world trade, coffee represents the second highest natural export product after oil.

In Peru, coffee is the main agricultural export product along with asparagus and represents for about half of agricultural exports and about 5% of total Peruvian exports. This product is also one of those with the greatest socio-economic influence.

This coffee is produced mostly in the inter-Andean valleys and the eastern Andes, on the border with the Peruvian jungle and is cultivated in 388 districts of Peru by 150 thousand producers that occupy about 330 thousand hectares

Peruvian coffee has two Technical Norms Peruvian NTP 209.027-2001 and NTP 209.311-2003. Standard its classification in degrees, humidity, granulometry, sanitary state and taste tests. Additionally, it defines the coffee of height as the cultivated to more than 1,200 M in the high forest and to the coffee of the low valleys cultivated under 1,200 Meters.

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Cocoa

Peruvian cocoa is cultivated in the lower part of the western slope of the Andes, and in the Peruvian jungle, between 300 and 900 M.

Peru is one of the main countries of the cocoa origins, it owns 60% of the cocoa varieties of the world.

Cocoa is rich in minerals, vitamins and fiber, which offers numerous benefits. In addition, it has nutritional and therapeutic properties, used for the elaboration of diverse products.

Benefits of Cocoa

It stimulates the nervous system: Cocoa contains components that act as stimulants and euphoriants. This quality translates into a sense of well-being due to the presence of phenylethylamine, which acts in the brain triggering a state of emotional well-being and euphoria.

It is a stimulant of the digestive system: In addition to its qualities as a stimulant of the nervous system and emotions, it acts as a stimulant of the digestive system.

Good against constipation: On the other hand, several studies have verified the benefits of cocoa as natural relief against constipation.

Improves mood: Cocoa helps to increase the production of endorphins, which are hormones that improve mood. In addition, it is an energy food, so it helps to regain strength in situations of fatigue.

Good for the skin and against cellulite: These same benefits count on a very important anti-cellulite activity, antioxidant and even softening, that are used for chocotherapy.

It maintains good cardiovascular health: Cocoa is rich in antioxidants. These natural compounds are able to help prevent the degeneration of body cells. Because of its antioxidant richness, cocoa is ideal for the cardiovascular system, preventing the onset of heart disease. It also helps lower cholesterol and triglycerides.

Turmeric or curcuma

The variety of turmeric that grows in Peru is the so-called turmeric "Longa". Its main cultivation is in the Peruvian Jungle. Recent studies of this variety show us that the turmeric is rich in “bisdemetoxicurcumina”, an antioxidant that can combat the accumulation of proteins that are situated in the brain, fighting the feared Alzheimer's.

When curry is prepared, it is one of the most important ingredients because not only provides bitter and warm taste but also provides a characteristic color. All the cookers indicate that it is an essential ingredient for fish, eggs and rice.

 

Medicinal uses

Turmeric is a good diuretic and combat constipation (flu). It also acts as anti-inflammatory of respiratory tracts, joints and urinary tracts; it is also useful in cases of prostatitis. It also stimulates the blood circulation and not only is use as medicine, flavoring and coloring food but also as effective trim, because when joining with the skin, delivers moisture.

Achiote

Achiote (Bixa-orellana) is a small tree that belongs to the botanic family Bixaceae. Its origins are American, and more specifically from the tropical zones with rainfalls exceeding 1800 mm/year.

Its cultivation is ancient (pre-Columbian) and has spread to Asia and Africa. In Peru, it grows in the Amazon. Almost all Amazonian and Central American indigenous ethnics are familiarized with its use as a facial tint and cosmetic, working besides this as a repellent against insects and as a sunscreen.

Its seeds are consumed as food and condiment, and stimulant and digestive properties are attributed to them.

 

Medicinal uses

Its medicinal use is quite large in different races and goes from antidiarrheal to antimalarial, passing through anti-inflammatory, diuretic, bronchitis, tonsillitis, ailments of the throat, liver and kidneys.

Mashed or boiled leaves are used to control vomits, as antidote for poisoning by consumption of brave Yucca (contains hydrocyanic acid). The fruits and seeds in infusion control headache. It also has healing properties.

Currently, the dry extract or infusion of the leaves are widely used to control and cure prostatitis, very common in older adults. Without any doubt, the frequent and regular consumption of these products can prevent the appearance of this disease, which often degenerate into prostate cancer.

Other active ingredients in Achiote are flavonoids, carotenoids (Vitamin A), Vitamin B and C, lutein, pectin, norbixin and glycoside.