Thousands of years ago, chia seed was a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. The word chia is derived from the Mayan language, meaning “strength,” and Aztec warriors relied on chia seed to boost energy and increase stamina. Today this tiny seed is a favourite of athletes, especially distance runners, who tout it as an endurance enhancing superfood.
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Our motto of ‘no compromise on quality’ can be felt in each grain of the world-class superfoods that we grow with great care.
Kilaru Naturals carries out its research and farm operations in incredible India. This path-breaking firm is led by Biotechnologist K. Rakesh, Director (Processing) & Agri-Biotechnologist K. Brahmateja, Director (Production) who envision a healthier tomorrow. Inspired by previous generations of innovation in agriculture, we at Kilaru Naturals grow crops for more than merely eradicating hunger. For one, we are developing diverse applications for Quinoa & Chia Seeds in co-operation with the Department of Science & Technology of the Government of India.
Kilaru Naturals may be led by youngsters but they have a hugely experienced team of veterans backing their strategies in the form of our Board of Advisors. Mr. Kilaru Giridhar is credited with the introduction and promotion of extra-long staple cotton in India and may well be called a visionary of the Indian seed industry. He counsels the production, marketing and finance aspects of the business. Mr. Kilaru Prasad whose glorious four decade long career saw him significantly shape the Indian seed industry, has expertise in research and international marketing. He is well-versed with the markets in India and her neighboring countries. Also on the Board is Mr. J. C. Rana who is Regional Head of the Department of Germplasm & Evaluation at the National Bureau for Plant Genetic Resources, (NBPGR) New Delhi. Lastly, there is Dr. P. B. Kavi Kishor, presently a noted academician at the Department of Genetics at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has accumulated vast experience in Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from his work across universities in India and the USA.
This quartet of businessmen and famed botanical experts presents a complete spectrum of insight ranging from the germplasm aspects to breeding and subsequent marketing of superfood products on a global scale. We also rely on the back-up of rich advice from Dr. Anishetty Murthy who was the Former Chief of the Germplasm Bank at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. With this visionary top brass and a network of trusted partners beyond our shores, there is just no looking back for us.