The Kitul is a type of tree with large, beautiful flowers found in Sri Lanka. The sap from the Kitul tree is extracted from the stem of the flower.
Rich in vitamins B12, B1 and C, in calcium and in iron, the sap contains equal parts of fructose, glucose and sucrose. This equilibrium cancels out the effects of the sugar, as the body is unable to store the digested energy.
Delicious, and with an amber color, the Kitul sap features pleasing caramel notes.
It is best served with fresh cow, sheep, or buffalo cheese, in which it brings out the naturally-sweet flavor.
It can also withstand heat up to 200°C, and can therefore be substituted into traditional and exotique recipes, like baked apples, coconut flan, and banana.
Founded in 1990 by Claudie Ravel, Guayapi was created following the establishment of strong friendships, with deep common interests.
Starting with Warana (original name of Guarana in Sateré Mawé language), the company progressively began to expand the variety of noble plants used.
Guayapi now selects plants from wild fields in the Amazon and the hills of Sri Lanka, to be used as food supplements and cosmetics. In addition, we sell Sri Lankan teas and spices, cultivated using methods which encourage biodiversity.
Very aware about environmental and social issues, Guayapi struggles with energy in favor of biodiversity and fairtrade. Guayapi is a member of the IAFN (international analog forestry network), an executive member of the PFCE (french Plateform for FairTrade) of Cosmebio and and of IFOAM France.