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Madre Frutos

A women-led social enterprise founded in 2018 that processes and commercializes green jackfruit products for restaurants, supermarkets and online markets.

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products

Products include texture-based "meat" in natura ready for cooking and two benefited snack products.

employees

Women from the local community of Santo Antônio da Serra, Duque de Caxias.

tons processed

Fruits collected and processed seasonally from October to February

of each year

How can jackfruit be a vehicle to regenerate food systems?

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The tree is climate resilient

It is the largest fruit in the world, weighing up to 18kg

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High in potassium and Vitamin C

Abundant possibilities:

Parts and textures:

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shredded

pods

core

seed

peel

flesh

Cuisine:

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stews

snacks

salads

SINAL's operations are headquartered in a 200 hectare campus in the buffer zone between one of the last remaining protected areas of the Atlantic Forest, and the urban sprawl of Rio de Janeiro. Our campus is a vibrant platform where people from diverse backgrounds converge as students, event attendees, volunteers and project participants. Learn how you can be a part of our activities!

More about the business model

Research

Documentation of lessons learned and best practices to build a scalable model applicable to other Conservation Units

Website

Know more about our in natura products, Sabores da Floresta line, recipes and purchase online

Firjan Prize 2023

The prestigious Firjan network  recognized Madre Frutos as a innovative model for economic development and sustainable resource use

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Clients

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