This perennial woody climbing plant blends into the landscapes of the Amazonian forests and is found as far as the Andes Cordillera.
The star fruits of the Inca Inchi were known to the Incas thousands of years ago, as evidenced by the decorative patterns of ceramics found in the tombs.
Nutritious and soothing, the fine oil extracted from the kernel is remarkable for its nutritional, medicinal and cosmetic properties.
Its cultivation and transformation into oil are the subject of a sustainable development programme in Peru. Associated with the reforestation of deforested areas of the Amazon, the habitat of the surrounding wildlife is restored. Derived from organic farming, the fruits are harvested by hand and dried in the sun, the oil is then extracted using traditional methods.