The Castanha, a treasure trove of nourishment.
The Castanha, or Brazil nut, is the fruit of a tree called the castanheira. Magnificent and abundant, it is seen as the king of the forest. The nuts used in our products are harvested by two traditional communities: RECA in the Rondônia region and Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Rio Iratapuru in the Pará region, where we find the largest areas of castanheiras in the Amazon. It is harvested according to the principles of sustainable forest management and is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified
. Once harvested, these nuts are traditionally grated and pressed into a nutritious milk which is the staple food of Amazonian communities. An oil with emollient properties is also extracted from the Castanha, which is used in the Ekos Castanha line.
Natura Ekos was inspired by the traditional knowledge of the Castanha, passed on by the Iratapuru community.Find out more