Inca’s Treasure stands for top quality Superfoods from the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon Region produced with due care, respect and love for the farmland and its people.
Ancient crop of the Andes referred to as ‘the golden grain’ because of its high nutritive value. It was the main foodstuff of the Incas’ diet. The UN named 2013 the ‘International Year of the Quinoa’ to recognize this ageless crop for its nutritional benefits and contribution to food security. There are over 1000 different Quinoa varieties, but only 3 are the most common; white quinoa being the mostly consumed.
The Inca’s Treasure Portfolio offers White, Red, Black, and Tricolor quinoa.
“Chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength”. Forgotten for centuries, this superfood was used as a daily supplement for ancient warriors; a daily spoon enabled them to withstand arduous days. It is also one of the richest natural antioxidant and protein source.
The Inca’s Treasure Portfolio includes White and Black Chia. There is no nutritional difference between them but White Chia is rarer and absorbs more water than Black Chia (thus absorbing more nutrients from other ingredients when mixed in juices/smoothies and can be beneficial for people seeking to lose weight).
Known for centuries as a nutritional resource to treat and prevent respiratory and digestive disorders, in countries like Nepal and India. It has also been called the Ben Oil Tree. All parts of the plant can be used to prepare different elements, from a strong antioxidant tea to a skin nourishing oil. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are highly valued. Classified by FAO as a humanity security food.
Moringa is available in loose leaves and in powder.
First collected as a wild food, and then domesticated at least as early as 4000 BC in Mesoamerica. Pre-Hispanic cultures used Amaranth seeds in ritual foods and drinks to symbolize their faith.
They mixed it with honey so that everyone could eat a little piece and be blessed with good health. In our times, this gluten free seeds are an excellent source of vegetable protein.
Tropical fruit indigenous to South America, eventually reaching the Caribbean and Central America where it was cultivated by the Mayas and Aztecs. Pineapples contain a relatively rare proteolytic enzyme called bromelain, which is primarily associated with breaking down complex proteins.
Energetic tea from the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. Indigenous people drink guayusa to have focus in their mind and energize their bodies to live in the jungle.
Guayusa is a powerfull substitute for coffee; available in loose leaves and in powder.
Dried Baby Banana
Small, sweet variety of banana native to Colombia. Known in Ecuador as Orito (“little gold”). Baby bananas are especially loved by children because of its size, texture and sweetness.
Native to South Asia, from where it has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropics. Known as “the king of fruits” given all its health benefits.
Inca’s Treasure’s mangoes come from a community in the Chota Valley of Ecuador, where it collects a wild grown variety. Its flavor is more intense than the commercial mangoes.