Hard work and enthusiasm brought together a group of people, to produce an insect used for coloring, from its first stages, all the way trough collecting and processing. After thorough research we discovered that the best production was obtained by feeding them the Nopal plant.
although in its original stage it was conceived as food to produce the
Cochinilla from which Carmine acid, a natural tint, is obtained. After
identifying general nutritional benefits inherent to the Nopal, we specifically
studied its health benefits for humans. Once these benefits were identified,
we decided to focus on planting and growing the Nopal using the best known
methods, such as organically treating it, which involves using procedures
that do not harm the soil nor the Nopal's properties. In short, we do
not use any type of agrochemicals for its growth.