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Cacay Protein

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The remaining flour after extracting the oil is a highly nutritious food supplement. It is rich in protein (around 35%), minerals, omegas and fiber. It contains 3 times more protein than Quinoa, all essential amino acids, it is more digestible than soy meal and it's gluten free. Nut milk is prepared from the meal, which substitutes animal milk and is used for functional beverages.
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Kahai is the first company in the world to industrialize the Cacay (Caryodendron orinocense K.), an amazon tree that produces highly nutritious nuts, of exquisite flavor, from which oil for skin and hair care is extracted as well as meal with high protein value.
The company is dedicated to the production, manufacturing and marketing of Cacay tree products and is working with government institutions for the opening of local and foreign markets. Its mission is to establish the Cacay crop as an alternative for sustainable economic development in Colombia.
Production currently relies upon wild harvesting, which generates incomes to over 200 peasant and indigenous families within conflict zones.
To meet its demand, the company is reforesting 5.000 hectares with Cacay, in Colombia's Amazon region.