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The Tagua Nut
‘ vegetable ivory‘

Deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest grows a special tree called the Tagua, or ivory palm. It produces an extraordinary fruit, the Tagua nut, which has been used for buttons, jewelry and carved objects since the 19th Century.

Enjoy this Tagua product knowing that its purchase supports the employment of nearly 35,000 indigenous people. The income received from Tagua crops is a strong incentive to maintain the trees. This helps stabilize the Rainforest and, ultimately, World environments.

A palm’s yearly harvest
ivory from one female elephant.

© 2007 On the Surface

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