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Deep in the forests of the Amazon basin is the region from which TAHEEBO JAPAN harvests trees based on research data collected by the late Dr. Accorsi. Some 70% of the Tabebuia avellanedae trees that grow there can be harvested as raw material for “TAHEEBO NFD” . The remainder are not suitable for harvesting because they are less than 30 years old or do not meet our standards for “NFD” content. Additionally, our commitment to conserving natural resources through planned harvesting prevents the supply of raw materials from being as consistent as would be possible if the tree could be cultivated artificially.
We select only high-quality trees that meet our standards for “NFD” content for use as raw material for “Taheebo NFD.” . Samples are tested beforehand to assess “NFD” content.
The selected trees are harvested.
Harvested trees are transported by truck to our manufacturing facility.
The bark is stripped from the trees at the manufacturing facility (at this point, the inner bark is still attached to the outer bark).
The bark is dried in natural sunlight (in a process that takes approximately 3 months).
Dried bark is transported by truck to our local factory in Brazil.
The bark is dried again after arriving at the local factory (in a process that takes approximately 2 months).
At this point, the inner bark has separated naturally from the outer bark.
Inner bark that has separated from the outer bark is brushed and cut into small pieces.
The cut inner bark is further cut into small chips of approximately 2 to 3 cm each by machine.
The chips are processed with live bacteria and dried again in natural sunlight (in a process that takes approximately 2 months). Dried chips are packed into 20 kg hemp sacks.
The chips are dried inside the hemp sacks as they await shipment in a warehouse (in a process that takes approximately 6 months).
The raw material chips are transported by container ship to our Japanese warehouse(in a process that takes approximately 1 month).
Raw materials chips are stored at our warehouse after arrival in Japan.
Chips are crushed, powderized, and sterilized at a subcontractor’s facility that meets food product safety standards.
A final quality test is performed, and the product is complete.
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