Category Archives: Blog

New Order Updates!

With international trade, from the time you place your order until the time the product enters your warehouse several weeks can pass, with shipping times along being at least 4 weeks. To help our customers keep tabs on where there order is at, we provide a weekly update with a visual diagram of your orders […]

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Guide for Good Quality Chia Seed

Guide for Good Quality Chia Seed As chia becomes more popular, it may be daunting for the first time buyer to know whether the chia they have been offered is of the quality they expect. This guide is intended for B2B bulk buyers or importers of Chia seed rather than consumers. Sellers of chia will […]

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Place of loading: QA Risk if not managed

The consolidation or loading of food products into the sea freight containers doesn’t always happen at the place the product was processed. If a production plant or warehouse isn’t approved by customs in Argentina they will need to ship the product by truck to a customs approved warehouse, where consolidation can take place. This may […]

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Teff Flour

We now have stone ground teff flour available direct from Africa and also from the USA.  For our USA clients this is good news as we can now sell to them by the pallet load via our partner plant in the USA. Not only is this versatile product used in the traditional way for the […]

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Black Beans

The new harvest for Black beans is underway in Argentina with mixed results.  The harvest in Salta is being damaged because of rains and humidity, while the crop in Cordoba is good. Brazil has high demand due to their own weather issues which  has made prices firm. Organic product is limited, but also available for those […]

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High Protein Chia Flour

Vegetable protein is one of the fastest growing ingredients in the food industry.   Global demand for protein is expected to triple in the next decade.   Already pea/bean/pulse proteins are entering a phase were demand is exceeding supply. Chia protein is a high profile product which can give considerable market exposure and not only add protein to […]

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Organic Tapioca Starch

Tapioca is a starch extracted from Manioc (Manihot esculenta). This species is native to Northern Brazil but spread throughout the South American continent. The plant was carried by Portuguese and Spanish explorers to most of the West Indies, and continents of Africa and Asia, including the Philippines and Taiwan; it is cultivated worldwide. In Brazil, […]

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Natural Products Expo West

The 37th annual Natural Products Expo West & Engredea, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, experienced another record-setting year playing host to more than 80,000 attendees including industry pioneers and a new generation of innovators shaping the future of healthy products. The show, produced by New Hope Network, was held March 9th-13th […]

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Expoagro 2017, San Nicolas

The subject of Expoagro was the ‘Big Bang’ of the Argentine farming.   A decade of government policies which were unfriendly to farmers and a policy of high taxation on exports has ended.   This opens remarkable opportunities for farmers.     An optimistic buzz was over the whole expo, however caution was still noted.    Argentina has midterm elections […]

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Biofach 2017 – Nuremburg, Germany!

Nuremburg!  What an incredible place.  In February 2017 the Biofach & Vivaness exhibition was held in the German city of Nuremburg.  Although not as large as the Expo West event held in March this year, this is still an exhibition of gigantic scale.   2785 exhibitors (Expo West had 3100) from over 80 countries with a […]

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We’ve moved to a larger space!

We started 2017 on a positive note with a move to a new and larger office space. Our new address and phone number are: Amaneceres Office Complex Av. Mariano Castex 3489, Office 312 Canning, Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel: +54 11 5235-7858 Most of our staff have Skype and WhatsApp, so whether it be via […]

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Chia projections for 2017

The consensus is that the chia market will continue to grow steadily through 2017 in terms of volume, with slightly more demand than supply.  Prices, especially the European standard product, saw sharp increases in 2016, and we expect the price to climb slightly in 2017, although no one foresees any abrupt increases. The peak for […]

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Argentine Chickpea Update

It has been a bad year for chickpeas in many regions around the world but fortunately for Argentina the crop has been very good, and there is much pressure on the supply from this country due to shortages in other regions. Harvesting has already started and continues through this month. For organic production, once the […]

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