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Manioca Brasil

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Manioca Brasil

Born in the heart of the Amazon, Manioca presents a line of products, in which the ingredients of the forest are the protagonists, combining preservation, research and the unmistakable taste of real food. Have you ever heard of the Black Tucupi (Tucupi Preto)? Or have you tasted anything with priprioca? It is not so easy to find exploratory chefs and home cooks who have tried these and other products that are part of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, the Amazon rainforest. The fact is that the region is still a great secret that is gradually being discovered and appreciated,...

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Yanomami Mushrooms

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Yanomami Mushrooms

Yanomami Mushrooms are the first edible mushrooms native to the Amazon Forest to be introduced into the international market and are extremely popular with the top chefs of Brazil. Launched in 2016, they are the product of the ecological knowledge of the Yanomami people and the traditional Yanomami farming system. Hunters and gatherers, the Sanöma have a great knowledge about the biodiversity of their territory. The mix of mushrooms that comes to the consumer is the result of a deep knowledge of the ecology and the management of the forest, sometimes a source of protein, particularly when hunting is not very successful. It is this knowledge that feeds and keeps the forest standing.

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Agroforestry Café Apuí

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Agroforestry Café Apuí

Launched in May 2015, Agroforestry Café Apuí (Apuí Agroforestry Coffee) is a project led by IDESAM (Institute of Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon) in the municipality of Apui, located in the extreme south of the Amazon. In almost three years since its launch, the product is already distributed throughout Brazil, including the "Boxes" at the Pinheiros Market in São Paulo, operated by Alex Atala's Instituto ATÁ. Café Apuí serves a consumer base increasingly concerned about sourcing and production methods. "In addition to the environmental benefits and the differentiated taste, the production free of agrochemicals also makes Café Apuí...

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Na'Kau Chocolate

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Na'Kau Chocolate

Na'Kau Chocolate is produced by the company Na Floresta Alimentos Amazônicos (In the Forest Amazonian Foods), located, in the city of Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. It was established with the support of the AYTY Incubator (from the word nest in Tupi-Gaurani language), at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Amazonas (IFAM), founded by Artur Bicelli Coimbra. The company launched in 2014. The goal of Na Floresta is to promote the value of ingredients of Amazonian origin, such as puxuri, cumaru and açaí, using them in the production of foods and beverages. The company chose...

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