From Quinoa to Yuca and Lentils, Peru is Super Foods Champion
Super Foods in Peru make-up a great portion of the stuff healthy people eat around the world. Of course, we can’t ignore the amount of coastline associated with the export market of Peru. In addition, the coastline also provides access to arrogation, logistical advantages, and Trade Market front door access.
According to the United Nations Environmental Division regarding Super Foods:
“Peru has achieved significant economic growth in the ten years leading to 2014. However, this economic performance is considered unsustainable in the long term because it is based on the intensive exploitation of natural resources and has given rise to discontent among part of the population that is not receiving the benefits of the “economic boom” the country is experiencing.”
Peru is in South America which is home to great parts of the Amazonian rainforest in the Andes mountains. Also, let’s also keep in mind that the Inca empire (in the region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco,) had a rich past of know-how expertise from their ancestors giving them a great advantage to using the land.
Population Source Report Card – Peru has gone through a major environmental makeover through the last 10 years overcoming many challenges. As of now, Peru gets a (+) from Population Source.
Here is the impressive line-up of some of the Super Foods Peru has to offer:
Plants and Roots:
Maca (Peruvian Ginseng)
Carob Tree (Algarrobo)
Sweet Potatoes (Camote)
Peru seeks to promote these Super Foods in order to project itself as a healthy, biodiverse and sustainable agro-food power.
Also, according to Super Foods Peru and many who also believe in the power of herbs:
“Since ancient times, aromatic herbs and medicinal plants have been used with magic and wisdom by various cultures to heal wounds and stop pain. In Peru, herbs such as the muña and the cat’s claw are used since pre-Columbian times. Today, they have become the center of attention in the world for their medicinal virtues to treat complex illnesses, from old age disorders to diseases such as cancer.”