Its name remounts to the colonial age. Spanish people saw in this tree -known as “Tacco”- in Quechua, some qualities are similar to the european carob, which it is believed to have been introduced by the Arabians. Nowadays, it is known that mesquite was used in prehispanic times, thanks to the Antonio Raimondi findings.
This specie is collected on the north coast of Peru, being Piura an area with a vast field extension. Algarrobos Organicos works hand by hand with the “Ignacio Távara Pasapera” Farmers Community, receiving certification for more than 100 hectares of the 1000 that are under the Forest Management Plan, approved by the Technical Forest Administration of Piura.