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Quinoa’s way into cosmetics

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Quinoa has made its way to the top! Starting as an unknown and underestimated grain, it has become a powerful ingredient in the cosmetics world. This grain from the Andes has enjoyed popularity as an animal-free protein and is gradually growing in popularity as a super food across the world.

As a matter of fact, Rosario Pajuelo, an international consultant for the European Union, discovered that the shell of the grain has the ability to create foam for shampoos, soaps, and detergents. (more…)

Andean products will enter Asia

Thursday June 30, 2016

An agreement has been signed between GB Corp (Peru) and Viss International (China) to facilitate the distribution of Peruvian products in Asia.

This agreement, made at the National Society of Industries facilities, allows for Andean products to enter the Asian market.

Peruvian producers, trained by Sierra Exportadora program, are from the Cusco, Junin, and Piura areas. Their target distribution locations will be Hong Kong, China, and Japan and their target market consists of 3 billion people.

Huayna Picchu tickets sold out until the last week of August

Monday June 13, 2016

The main attraction within the site of Machu Picchu in Peru is a mountain called Huayna Picchu. The entrance tickets to go up to the Huayna Picchu Mountain cost aprox. USD $ 15 and need to be booked in advance.

At this moment, the tickets to climb this mountain are sold out until the last week of August 2016.

Located 2,667 meters above sea level, 400 visitors summit Huayna Picchu daily. Each visitor has a specific window of time when they are able to begin climbing the mountain. Some start between 7 and 8 am, whereas others start between 10 and 11 am. (more…)

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