Superfoods are in demand not only for consumption, but also for use in the cosmetic industry.
(Agraria.pe) Amazonian oils made from superfoods attracted the interest of buyers from Japan, South Korea, Spain and Chile at Expoalimentaria 2023, showing that they are in demand not only for consumption, but also as inputs for the cosmetics industry. Are in demand. Said the commercial expert. Loreto Brand Project of the Regional Government of Loreto, Claudia Ramos.
Made from sacha inchi, aguaje, coconut, unguarhui and huasai, these oils have many beneficial properties for external health, with great potential due to the current trend in skin care around the world, especially in Asian countries.
“For example, Sacha Inchi oil restructures and protects the skin, hair and nails; Aguaje rehydrates and moisturizes skin cells and softens hair; Coconut protects lips and prevents cellulite; Huasai is an excellent antioxidant due to its vitamins A, B3, C and E; And ungurahui is rich in omega 9,” he explained.
Other products in powder and capsule presentations included camu camu, aguaje and other superfoods, which attracted the attention of buyers in Italy, Colombia and Panama due to their high nutritional value.
“Camu camu is an important source of vitamin C and strengthens the immune system, while aguaje contains a high concentration of phytoestrogens, which helps reduce the effects of menopause. In general, all Loretano inputs with which these products are made are 100% natural, of the highest quality and, above all, beneficial for health,” he said.
The regional delegation composed of 5 companies presented their best exportable proposal to 1,200 international visitors from 5 continents who visited the Expoalimentaria headquarters, which culminated last Friday at the Jockey Exhibition Center (Lima).
Loreto’s agricultural and agro-industrial shipments exceeded US$2,315,000 between January and July this year, registering a decline of -55.6% compared to the same period last year (US$5,215,000). Its offerings included reptiles, vegetable juices and extracts, vegetable fats and oils, tara powder, etc.
According to data from ADEX Data Trade Commercial Intelligence System, the main destination of agricultural shipments was Hong Kong with US$862,245, followed by India (US$376,200), France (US$195,511), China (US$124,000) and Taiwan. (US$118,700). The top ten included Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Japan.