History

Promauka story

Promauka was born in 2013 with the conviction of positioning Chilean quinoa as a real alternative to a healthier and more natural product whose properties are unique compared to other quinoas in the world. Promauka is a selection of the best quinoas from the dry coastal region of O`Higgins, produced by professionals specialized in cultivation and according to food safety and traceability standards that guarantee the quality of the final product. 

What is the objective of Promauka project?

To develop Quinoa’s culture at the highest level, with competitive production standards and results, have a national and international positioning. A business model with a transparent trade concept, where the primary producer and the final consumer are the main protagonists in the value chain and where the producer is paid a fair price with a distribution of profits, at a reasonable price.

Promauka’s future

Strengthen commercial links with producers, domestic and foreign customers, research and development (R&D) entities.  Develop products with greater added value, always oriented towards an innovative product segment and based on “healthier food”.

Why Promauka ?

As a way of recognizing the Promaucaes, name given by the Incas to the Picunche tribe, which inhabited the current territory of Chile between the Maipo and Maule rivers. They spoke Mapudungun and were responsible for stopping the expansion of the Inca empire to the south and the first inhabitants of the Rancagua Valley, of which there is a historical description. The Promaucaes constituted a unit or cultural identity different from the rest of the Picunches and their particularity, from the invaders’ point of view, was their greater military capacity and willingness to fight. They were farmers and quinoa was one of the main foods in their food basket. Despite the ferocity and complexity of the land, they built important irrigation works, left ceramic remains and research indicated that they began construction of the Pucará de La Compañía and a suspended rope and rattan bridge over the Cachapoal River.