Know all the route that follows our Peruvian organic quinoa from the field to the table of our national and international consumers.
Route of our quinoa
The route of our quinoa goes through 4 stages. These range from the production of organic quinoa, followed by the storage, processing and marketing of our quinoa, whether in the domestic or international market.
Our organic quinoa production process is currently being developed in Ayacucho, Peru. This process consists of 5 stages, planting, thinning and weeding, laying, pest and disease control, and finally, harvesting. We’ve been working with our production partners. Moreover, our relationship with them allows us to offer benefits such as: advances, higher profit margins, fair payment per kilo of quinoa, technical assistance, training, internships, among others.
One of the first post-harvest activities, is the proper storage of raw materials; for this the quinoa harvested and arranged in polypropylene bags of 70 Kg duly sealed is transferred from the field to our warehouse in the city of Huamanga, to follow a rigorous quality control process that allows us to obtain reliable product information.
This process, part of a preliminary activity called 100% sampling (Take samples from each bag that makes up the batch), the sample obtained is homogenized (Mixed) by mechanical action and subsequently by the technique of quartet separates representative samples for different control analysis; pesticide analysis, phosethyl analysis – Al (sum of fosethyl, phosphonic acid and salts) and Quality Control analysis in which the following parameters are evaluated: Organoleptic characteristics, physico-chemical characteristics (humidity and saponin), grain size, grain quality and degree of cleanliness. Finally, in the warehouse the bags are stacked on wooden pallets and we proceed to identify (assign an entry code) the lot.
Once obtained the results of quality control and analysis is sent to the processing plant located in Lima for the pearl process. This process consists of the following stages: reception of quinoa, cleaning and selection, scarifying, washing, centrifuging, drying, peeling, sorting, optical sorting and packaging in 25kg kraft paper bags or as required.
We have 2 marketing sources nationally and internationally. Internationally, according to the destination market, it is coordinated with the logistics operator so that the product is collected at the processing plant. It must comply with export procedures and documentation. Among the documents we have: commercial invoice, packing list, phytosanitary certificate, organic certification and certificate of origin according to the market. Afterwards, the container goes to the port of Callao to pass the corresponding controls.
On the other hand, at the national level, we market to the main exporters of quinoa in Peru in bulk format.