- Source of fibre
- Low in salt
Vitamins & Minerals
- High in Selenium
- High in Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc.
- Source of calcium and Iron
- Brazil (although becoming less significant as their QC standards are not as high as Bolivia)
January and February
As these are foraged from the natural environment, classification of the different varieties is difficult, and they are generally graded by size.
- Whole Natural
Bolivan producers, who have the highest QC standards and are therefore the preferred country of supply, are resisting automation in the production of Brazil pieces. Hand-cut pieces are therefore disproportionally high in price.