Local drink receives geographic certificate
On June 1, 2015, during an INPI ceremony in association with the Brasilian Service of Support for Small Companies (Sebrae Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas) the certificate of geographical indication (GI) for the product known as “Cajuina” was presented to the Union of Associations, Cooperatives and Producers Cajuina Piaui (“Unión de Asociaciones, Cooperativas y Cajuina de Piauí Productores “ – Procajuína).
Cajuina is a sterilized non-alcoholic beverage, prepared from cashew juice. The product has an amber-yellow color that comes from the caramelization of the natural sugars of the juice. This is a typical drink of the states of Ceará and Piauí in Brazil.
In addition, Iphan (“Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional”), the Brazilian Institute of Cultural Heritage, also recognized the importance of the “Cajuina do Piauí” and provided the title of a local cultural patrimony.
For more information about the geographical indications (GI) of Brasil, please click here. This map has been prepared by the Brazilian institute of geography and statistics (IBGE) .