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Where in the World is Darin Olien: Hunting Superfoods in Senegal

October 30, 2015 By

There are a lot of countries to visit that people instantly recognize. Tell someone you’re flying to China and they instantly visualize and understand where you’re going and just how far you are traveling. On other hand, there are other countries that people don’t immediately recognize (or even know what continent it’s on). One of which would be Senegal (officially…

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Darin Olien Fights Illegal Biopiracy, Strengthens Peru Superfoods Supply Chain

June 18, 2015 By

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 15, 2015 – Superfood hunter Darin Olien and a multi-corporation operations and research team toured Peru in June on a mission to explore new Peru superfoods, work on sustainable supply chain management for known superfoods maca, sacha inchi, and yacon, fight biopiracy, and create vertical supply chain integration between farmers, suppliers, and the consumer…

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What is Sacha Inchi?

June 11, 2015 By

SACHA INCHI (Plukenetia Volubilis) Sacha inchi is a climbing shrub plant that grows mostly in the Amazon region, especially in Peru (this remains the source with the highest quality) where it has been eaten by the indigenous people for centuries. Other countries are attempting to grow sacha inchi, including South America and the United States, however the same quality…

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The Fragile History of Peruvian Maca

June 9, 2015 By

Every day I’m traveling while hunting superfoods is incredible. It is! Mud slides, sleepless nights of travel, cell-phone-stealing orangutans, dirt, hustle, and chaos included! Some days, however, are just…legendary. Today in the high altitudes of the Andes, I had the opportunity to meet a true legend that I’m sure very few in the West have ever heard of unfortunately. Why…

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Where in the World is Darin Olien? Hunting Superfoods in Peru

June 2, 2015 By

So after a hiatus from traveling to write my book, SuperLife, and to get married to the indescribably amazing Eliza Coupe, I am getting back on the road! I’m off hunting superfoods in Peru, a land that includes microclimates, diverse topography, world-renowned cuisine, and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Maccu Picchu. Don’t ask me how…

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Vitamins L, M, N, O…Z! How Are New Vitamins Discovered?

May 7, 2015 By

Can you believe I still have not visited Machu Pichu, even though I have visited Peru more than a dozen times? Despite multiple visits to South America, I haven’t visited the Manaus Opera house (similar to the Sydney Opera house in Australia) either. So why bother traveling if I’m not seeing such incredible sights? Well, I am looking for the…