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Edible Jatropha accessions have been used as food since ancient times by the “Totonaca” indigenous group from the Veracruz region in Mexico. Because of its high nutritional value, edible Jatropha was included in our global breeding program in 2008. After years of intensive breeding we are now offering our EdibleNut cultivars, stable in yield quality and quantity.

Cultivars completely lacking phorbol esters provide the basis for EdibleNut, from which the innovative nut known as Chuta® can be grown. Delicious snacks and other foodstuffs of high nutritional value can be produced from Chuta® kernels. Another possibility is the extraction of oil that can be used for cooking or as a raw material for cosmetics. The remaining kernel meal can be channeled into production of protein powder.

The EdibleNut seeds are the exclusive basis for cultivating and marketing the innovative power food known as Chuta


Salient features of EdibleNut cultivars are:

  • No phorbol esters
  • Favourable fatty acid composition
  • Favourable amino acid composition
  • Concentrated harvest period
  • Reduced plant size for easy harvest
  • Adapted to diverse environments
  • High yield stability


For further information please find more details on our NEW website www.chuta.de

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