Organic, Andean, and Amazonian Superfoods
The best of Peru
in your hands
We have traveled the coast, the Andes, and the Amazon to find the best Peruvian superfoods, grown by small organic farmers, so that you can enjoy them in your meals or in your breakfast smoothies. Check out our recipes!
Three facts are enough to know the power of this seed: it has more Omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, it concentrates more fiber than flax seeds, and 14% of its content is high-quality protein. Do you have any doubts about its nutritional value? Let's turn then to the wisdom of pre-Hispanic people to remember that its name comes from Mayan and it means "strength." For the optimal use of its nutrients, we recommend combining it with liquids, such as water or juices, until it takes a gel texture, before consuming it.
To know the greatness of the aguaymanto, one must begin with the chroniclers and their stories of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in Cusco, where this fruit occupied a special place in the "garden of the nobles." Its consumption extended to the present day and its production covers regions such as Áncash, La Libertad, Cajamarca, Lambayeque, Ayacucho, Lima, Junín, Huánuco and, of course, Cusco. What makes it so special? It could be its particular flavor (a slight bitterness that contrasts with its sweetness) or its deep aroma, although we cannot leave behind its remarkable properties to protect the immune system, since it has a very high content of vitamins A, B and C, in addition to calcium, iron and phosphorus.
It is common to associate the fruits with flavors that our experience recalls, but this is impossible with lucuma: its aroma is as original as its flavor. As for its texture, it is floury and smooth, and as for the nutritional power that makes it a superfood, it stands out for its ample supply of iron, calcium, zinc and vitamins A and B3. Peruvians have enjoyed this fruit at least since the second century, as evidenced in the pottery of the Mochica, a warrior culture that made it part of their diet.
Thanks to its multiple properties, the Amazon chestnut has been for more than a thousand years in the diet of the inhabitants of the jungle of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. It is a great source of energy and protein, but also because it is one of the few sources of selenium, a mineral that helps the body produce antioxidant enzymes and prevent cell damage.
We travel up to 4400 meters above sea level in the Peruvian highlands to get this powerful root, grown 100% organic. Its strength lies in its nature: it has grown overcoming the most unfavorable conditions, battling against extreme cold and little oxygen, to feed the Andean communities for 10 thousand years. Maca is a food recognized for its energetic power and its ability to overcome fatigue, combat insomnia, reduce anxiety and increase libido. It is pure vitality!
Trying to reflect the value of cocoa for pre-Hispanic cultures, science baptized cocoa as "theobroma", a Greek word that means "food of the gods." In the ancient civilizations of South and Central America, this fruit was an exclusive luxury for the upper classes, in the form of a drink. Today, happily, its consumption has been democratized and includes presentations such as nibs: fermented, sun-dried, roasted and hulled beans. They are pure cocoa at its finest!
The powder presentation is ideal to include in shakes or smoothies. For its production, we discard any chemical process and opted only for mechanical processes. The nibs are ground to produce a cocoa liquor that is passed through a hydraulic press. This liquid is then passed through a very fine metal sieve that separates the solid from the fat (that's why it is a low-fat product!). This solid cocoa is then taken to a mill, where it is finally powdered.
Good for you, good for the planet
- Peru brand: state tool that promotes exports and the country's most outstanding initiatives
- HACCP: safety management system that guarantees food safety
- USDA Organic: North American agency that certifies products free of synthetic additives, pesticides, chemical fertilizers and dyes
- Organic EU: European agency that certifies that 95% of ingredients of agricultural origin are organic
“I love cooking and playing with recipes to incorporate healthier foods. For me, it has always been important to nourish my body with healthy and natural food: that's why I love TSC cocoa powder. I use it to prepare smoothies and desserts, or to make a rich hot chocolate. For my puddings and jams I use chia, and if I want to make a granola, I love to add cacao nibs"
Mountaineer and yoga instructor
Frequently Asked Questions
- Juices, shakes, or smoothies
- Baked recipes, such as cakes, cakes, and pastries
- Pancakes with fruits or cookies
- Fruit or oatmeal bowls
- Pasta (for example, gnocchi)