Peruvian Whole Fruit Spread

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These whole fruit spreads are organically produced from fruit that is native to the foothills of the Peruvian Andes. These jams are fruit-forward and only sweetened with organic raw sugar. Made for Zocalo by Agroindustrias Huayllacan, this small company was founded in 2009 by two young entrepreneurs with a big vision _ to promote economic development in the villages from where their family comes. In the Huanuco region of Peru, most people cultivate and live off of the potato. But the market price for potatoes is quite low and unstable, and thus it is difficult for villagers to move beyond subsistence conditions.

Violeta began by selling her motherÍs artisanal sauco, or elderberry, marmalade in Lima while getting a higher education. RogerÍs education landed him a job with a local non-profit working with villagers to produce elderberry wine. The two met and decided to take their work many steps further. By introducing both sauco and aquaymanto (goldenberry), both native species, to their communities, and training the farmers in organic cultivation methods, they have been able to increase the income to these families significantly. They purchase the resulting crops at fair prices and produce fruit spreads and other products for the national gourmet markets. And with Culinary Collective they hope to make inroads into the US market and thus expand their purchasing needs and ability to reach many more families. This product has been produced free of gluten, dairy, soy, and genetically engineered ingredients.

  • Elderberry Fruit Spread: is a deep rich sauce with the delectable crunch of whole "sauco" or elderberries. It is a unique spread for toast or paired with cheese and is also great as a cooking sauce.
  • Goldenberry Fruit Spread: has the unique sweet and sour tang of whole and ground aguaymanto, or goldenberries. It pairs well with cheese, meats, and pastries.

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