Tagua Global

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Tagua Global

Since 2014 our company has seen the need to diversify the use of tagua, now we supply diverse products based on IID.

Based on the Tagua Natural White Exfoliant, that we currently export to the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

We are working with the cosmetic industry in cooperation with various companies, globally.

We care about the natural environment in which the sustainability of tagua is developed, helping the people involved in the collection and production processes of tagua nuts.

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The tagua, also known as the ivory nut or vegetable ivory, is the seed of the Phytelephas macrocarpa palm, which grows in the tropical rain forests of the Pacific region, especially in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

It is used and marketed internationally, mainly to make buttons and also artistic or decorative figures and ornaments.

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The tagua is a seed of vegetable origin, among the common names that it is known we have: vegetable ivory, Corozo, and Mococha, internationally it is known as, shell, palmivoor, steennoot, steinnuss, binroji.

The fruits of the tagua tree are 20 to 30 cm in diameter, their clusters contain 6 to 10 seeds, each plant can produce 6 to 10 fruits (clusters), they can reach up to 20 kilos in weight.

When the fruits are tender locally they call it mococha, it has a clear liquid, (like coconut water); This is very desired, it has some medicinal and aphrodisiac properties, then it becomes gelatinous to solidify later and form the ivory nut of tagua.

The tagua palm is botanically known as Phytelephas macrocarpa, Phytelephas Aequatorialis, The environmental conditions where the tropical humid forest are: maximum annual average biotemperature of 25.5ºC and minimum annual biotemperature of 20.2ºC.

The maximum average water precipitation, total per year of 3,419 mm and minimum average of 1,020 mm.

Variable altitude, from sea level from 300 masl to 1,800 masl, grows in the humid tropical forests of Ecuador, so we can find in the area of Esmeraldas, Manabí, Cotopaxi and Amazonia, this growth is natural and wild.

Corozo or Corosso is known as the fruits that occur in different species of palms of the Phytelephas family in different places in South America.

Tagua is the name of the fruit of the palm tree Phytelephas Aequatorialis or Phytelephas Macrocarpa.

Basically they describe the same thing, only that tagua is the specific name of the palm Phytelephas Aequatorialis.

They are the fruits that the palm tree botanically known as: Phytelephas Aequatorialis.

The seeds, enclosed in a hard, woody rind, are edible when they are still tender, but when they mature they solidify.

After the seeds are solidified in their own plant they are collected and put to dry, for which two options are used: natural drying exposed to the sun in patios or artificial drying that is carried out in ovens at low and constant temperature, reducing drying time substantially.

After being dry, it is peeled by means of a mechanical process, removing the husk from the seeds, so in this way the tagua seeds are ready to be marketed.

They are normally stored in 100-pound bags and stored indoors free of water.

In some cases it is proceeded to separate by measures and sizes, with the purpose of the use that will finally be obtained and be marketed.

Etymology Phytelephas: generic name derived from the Greek words: phyt = «plant» and elephas = «elephant», in reference to its use as a source of vegetable ivory. Macrocarpa: Latin epithet meaning «with great fruit»

The protection of the elephant by the vegetable ivory.

It is now easy to identify the tagua softens when hydrated, recovering its hardness with dryness, and dissolves when it is soaked in water for long periods; because the color of the dentin of wild animals is whiter and these are incorruptible with water, so that their differentiation is easy.

The tagua is the endosperm of white and ivory color, a characteristic is that it is a renewable and ecological plant in the wild, its shape is rounded, like an egg, with brown bark, when removing the bark we can appreciate the white color, its hardness is on the Mohs scale at 2.5, it is ebony, hard, heavy, smooth and opaque, which becomes shiny with polish; but it is not elastic or incorruptible like true ivory, hence its name of vegetable ivory.

The Tagua nut are easy to polish and dye, and are suitable for carving figurines, chess pieces, handles, and other items.

The most important use that is being given today is the production of the button sketch.

For use in handicrafts, after collecting the tagua seeds, they are dried, carved or used to make necklaces, bracelets, jewelry and souvenirs.

It is currently part of the world cosmetic world, being abrasive and natural, as biodegradable alternatives to microplastics.

The tagua also takes advantage of the roofing sheets in the homes of the peasants; from these sheets fibers are obtained that are used for cordage.

The tagua or vegetable ivory is obtained from the hard white endosperm, from the seeds of the Phytelephas palm, of the Arecaceae family.

What is Phytelephas Aequatorialis, Its scientific name is Phytelephas aequatorialis. Etymologically Phytelephas comes from the Greek Phyton = plant and Elephas = ivory, that is, ivory plant or vegetable ivory.

The hardness of tagua and its resemblance to animal ivory has been well known for many years.

The seeds regenerate and their harvest has no negative influence on the plant.

This means that vegetable ivory is pretty much a renewable resource.

It is both beautiful and luxurious without being a burden on the environment. This means that it can be used without significant damage to the environment. The only disadvantage is the small size of the nuts that vegetable ivory is extracted from.

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