Amazonian products traded outside the rainforest are many and diverse. These include agricultural products, fruits of plants, trees and palms (such as cassava, fruits, drupes), medicinal plants and timber trees.
In addition, there are animal products such as fish (commercial and ornamental species), edible insects and Amazonian birds.
Many mammal species are also traded illegally, an activity that has decimated their populations. This and other factors (such as deforestation, fires caused by cattle ranching, oil palm exploitation, mining and illicit crops) threaten the preservation of animal and plant species.
In the Amazon region, which encompasses the entire Amazon River basin and countless tributaries, and touches at least six South American countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela), we also find very valuable mining products, including gold and oil.
But mining activity pollutes the waters and causes irreparable damage to this paradisiacal place, which is in fact the largest rainforest on the planet. Whether the extraction of mining products is legal or illegal, its effects are detrimental or catastrophic to the communities of indigenous peoples and to the environment in general.
Another product, which we will not refer to here, is rubber, the exploitation of which also caused terrible damage to the original inhabitants of these lands.
Products from the Amazon rainforest
The main products of the Amazon region to which we will refer here, and of which we will provide some links for purchase in international markets (or so you can expand your information about them), are of vegetable origin with emphasis on agricultural products of cultivated fruits.
Agricultural products of the Amazon region include acai, pitaya, pitahaya (or dragon fruit), guarana, cupuacu, lucuma, camu-camu, aguaje and sacha inchi, among many others.
Many Amazonian fruits are not cultivated, but are harvested in the wild, so it is difficult to find them in international markets and even more so in the most populous Amazonian markets of manaos, belén do pará in the Brazilian Amazon, Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon and Leticia in the Colombian Amazon.
Acai is one of the most sought-after Amazonian products for its anti-aging and anti-cancer properties. In addition, this product is also called açaí or asai (Euterpe precatoria Mart and Euterpe oleracea Mart). It is used to lose weight, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, reduce cholesterol, help control blood sugar, prevent osteoporosis, keep the circulatory system healthy, fight urinary infections, protect vision, and also as an antibiotic, among other benefits.
Açaí products on Aliexpress
For those of us who live far from the Amazonian markets, another option to enjoy the benefits of this miraculous plant is to consume it in concentrates, capsules or powder. They are available through reliable international online trading platforms such as Aliexpress, which supports shipping to almost anywhere on the planet.
With Aliexpress you can buy retail or wholesale, with the advantage of significant discounts for wholesalers.
Pitaya or dragon fruit products
Pitaya, pitahaya or dragon fruit is used to treat kidney stones, soothe headaches, and treat sores and skin tumors.
It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and betanin inhibitory effects on melanoma cell growth.
Additionally, it is used to enhance male fertility.
Pitahaya products on Aliexpress
You can find pitahaya, pitaya or dragon fruit products on Aliexpress at very good prices. Pitaya powder is ideal for making energizing juices or smoothies to take advantage of its medicinal properties.
Products with guarana
Perhaps the best known products from guarana are energy drinks, but due to its multiple medicinal properties, it has given rise to a wide variety of processed products such as slimming capsules and intimate lubricants.
In addition to its aphrodisiac and body fat burning uses, it is also used to treat anxiety, increase appetite (for people with cancer who become appetite deprived), and improve memory and athletic performance.
In folk medicine it is used as an antiplatelet, antidiarrheal, diuretic, and in the treatment of arteriosclerosis, dysentery, and hemorrhoids. In external use, as a cream, this product is used as a healing agent.
Copoazu butter is used for skin and hair moisturizing.
Lucuma has antioxidant and anti-aging properties, and is also a powerful natural energizer.
Camu-camu (Myrciaria Dubia) is the fruit with the highest vitamin C content in the world.
It has anti-anemic, antiviral, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, healing, antispasmodic and antioxidant properties. This promising Amazonian product is used to treat arthritis, colds, diabetes, high cholesterol, bronchitis, vitamin deficiencies, and inflammation, among other conditions.
Sacha inchi products
Sacha-inchi (Plukenetia Volubilis) is mainly consumed in kernels, oil, flour, capsules and food supplements. It is also used in beauty products for the aesthetic care of skin, nails and hair, regenerating and moisturizing, thanks to its high content of fatty acids and vitamins.
However, in order to access its almond, it is necessary to open the beautiful star-shaped capsule in which it is naturally wrapped. To lighten and automate this arduous and challenging task, ingenious processing machines have been created to perform this work, optimizing processing times and reducing production costs.
Products of aguaje, butiti or moriche
Aguaje has many medicinal uses, including beneficial properties for slimming, narrowing the waist, and increasing the volume of breasts and buttocks.
Machines for industrial processing of cassava
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