Peru has ten products with Denomination of Origin, a distinctive granted by Indecopi that allows access to benefits such as quality accreditation and greater market value.
The Denomination of Origin allows the use of the name of a region or geographical area to distinguish the product based on its special characteristics, which derive essentially from its geographical environment.
These are the ten national products that have a designation of origin, according to Andina:
The Denomination of Origin was granted on December 12, 1990, and it corresponds to a distillate that dates back to colonial times.
Giant white corn from Cusco
This product’s Denomination of Origin took place on September 26, 2005. It distinguishes the giant white maize species (Paraqay sara) and the geographical area delimited for its cultivation and production: the provinces of Calca and Urubamba.
These colorful ceramics received the distinction on July 26, 2006. The geographical area delimited for the elaboration of the products designated with this denomination is the district of Chulucanas, province of Morropón, department of Piura. Their color comes from the interaction of several natural factors.
Pallar de Ica
It is characterized for being a product of pleasant flavor, of thin skin and of easy and fast cooking.
The geographical area delimited for the cultivation and production of the product includes the provinces of Chincha, Pisco, Ica, Palpa and Nazca. It obtained the Denomination of Origin on November 23, 2001.
Villa Rica Coffee
This Denomination of Origin, granted on August 20, 2010, is made up of the expression Villa Rica, which corresponds to the district of the same name, located in the province of Oxapampa, Pasco region, located in the central zone of the Peruvian territory.
The sixth denomination of origin is the zapallo loche of Lambayeque, which identifies a fruit with a pleasant aroma and characteristic flavor, of great gastronomic value. The Indecopi the Denomination of Origin on December 3, 2010.
Machu Picchu Huadquiña Coffee
These are green coffee beans, produced in the Huadquiña farmhouse, in the district of Santa Teresa, province of La Convención, department of Cusco.
This geographical area is located near the valleys where the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is. The Denomination of origin was granted on March 8, 2011.
Maca from Junín and Pasco
This Denomination of Origin identifies the maca that is produced in the Junín and Pasco regions, which is characterized because of its sweetness, flavor, aroma and color. The distinction was given on April 12, 2011.
The singularity of the Tacna olive is due to its connection between the geographical origin of the product and the interaction of human input (cultivation techniques of the olive growers) with the natural factor (the influence of the Humboldt Current and particular thermal conditions of the production area).
It occurs in the areas of La Yarada, Sama and Ite. Its denomination of origin was granted on December 10, 2014.
Cocoa of Amazon
The uniqueness of the cocoa of Amazon is due to its connection between the geographical origin of the product and the interaction of the human contribution (for presenting meteorological variables that favor the development of the cacao tree, among others) with the natural factor (for carrying out practices and beliefs ancestral, among others).
The Indecopi granted the denomination of origin on August 29, 2016.