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HAND IN HAND – Planeta Verde / Brazil


Since 1988 Rapunzel gets its tasteful Rapadura whole cane sugar from the sugar cane plantation and sugar mill Planeta Verde in Brazil. Family Baumgartner-Lutz who is successfully running the mill has been dedicated for centuries to organic agriculture and a responsible way of living.
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Rapadura whole cane sugar, HAND IN HAND

Cultivation, processing and export


Cultivation


Since 1987 the farm has been operated in accordance with organic principles. The farm provides great agricultural variety: cattle, a lot of trees, small lakes etc. Integration of compost and livestock farming improves nutrient cycling, soil fertility and the health of the sugar cane plant. Erosion of arable top soil due to strong tropical downpours is a considerable risk in Brazil. Therefore the sugar cane is planted with bushes and trees. These small biotopes prevent topsoil erosion.

Planeta Verde


Workers at Planeta Verde are employed throughout the whole year. They get considerably higher wages compared to the Brazilian minimum wage. Planeta Verde provides houses on the farm where some of the workers are living together with their families. The houses have running water and electricity. A garden provides the workers with vegetables and medicinal herbs. Additional benefits supplied by family Baumgartner-Lutz are free medical treatment for the workers and free education for the workers´ children, training courses on healthy nutrition, child care and environmental consciousness. Family Baumgartner-Lutz also helps poor families in the region who suffer from starvation.
Emilio Lutz, owner of Planeta Verde
Emilio Lutz, owner of Planeta Verde

HAND IN HAND support


Rapunzel supports the activities at Planeta Verde by paying considerably higher prices compared to the normal world market price and by maintaining long-term trade relations. The additional HAND IN HAND bonus is used to support social projects in rural communities.
 

Recipes with Rapadura whole cane sugar


Rhubarb Compote
Rhubarb Compote
Coffee Crumble Cake with Hazelnuts and Chocolate
Coffee Crumble Cake with Hazelnuts and Chocolate
Almond Tiramisu
Almond Tiramisu
Brownies, klassisch oder vegan
Brownies, klassisch oder vegan
Buttermilk waffles with ayurvedic oats
Buttermilk waffles with ayurvedic oats
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts
Homemade Almond Milk
Homemade Almond Milk
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie with Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie with Chocolate Chips
Coconut rice
Coconut rice
Carrot cake with walnuts and butter cream
Carrot cake with walnuts and butter cream
Tomato soup with chickpeas and coconut milk
Tomato soup with chickpeas and coconut milk
Mirabelle chutney with bay leaf
Mirabelle chutney with bay leaf
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