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  • Free mediation of contacts to tried-and-tested exporters with transparent supply chains
  • High-quality products from January to December thanks to suppliers on various continents
  • All companies satisfy the high demands of the European market and are trained on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


Source your ingredients from evaluated exporters

Regardless of whether you require natural ingredients for foods, pharmaceutics or cosmetics: High-quality products are the only way to satisfy the high demands of consumers. It is therefore crucial to find the right suppliers throughout the world. IPD helps you do exactly that. In addition, to make it easier for you to implement the supply chain law, we make sure that our partner companies have short and transparent supply chains without intermediaries.

We know that product certification is becoming increasingly important for companies in Germany and throughout Europe, which is why we give particular attention to this aspect. No matter whether that means ISO standards, organic, HACCP, IFS, BRC or Fairtrade certification: We find reliable and evaluated exporters for you, who meet your requirements, and we mediate direct contacts to them – at no cost at all, of course. We also ensure that all trading partners are familiar with the principles of sustainable business management.


  • Essential oils: e.g. of chamomile, patchouli, artemisia, and citrus
  • Extracts: e.g. vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, various fruits
  • Fatty oils: e.g. shea butter, sacha inchi oil, avocado oil, moringa oil, apricot kernel oil as well as saturated fats from nuts (e.g. Brazil nuts, walnuts)
  • Pulses: e.g. kidney and pinto beans, peas, white beans
  • Coffee and cocoa: e.g. specialty coffee and cocoa (incl. fine flavour cocoa), cocoa derivatives, cocoa butter and cocoa nibs
  • Coconut products: e.g. coconut sugar, coconut water, coconut oil, coconut flakes and rasps
  • Herbs and spices: e.g. basil, thyme, hibiscus, ginger, chamomile, turmeric, nutmeg, cloves, peppermint, senna, vanilla or cinnamon as well as medicinal and aromatic plants
Finding new import sources for natural ingredients

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We assist you in sourcing these or other natural ingredients.

  • Natural colourings: e.g. amaranth, annatto, butterfly pea flower
  • Nuts: e.g. walnuts, almonds, pistachios, peanuts
  • Seeds and grains: e.g. quinoa, amaranth, chia, oil seeds, specialty rice
  • Sweeteners: e.g. coconut flower sugar, panela, yacon syrup, date syrup, honey, kithul
  • Tea: e.g. black and green tea, tea blends, guayusa, dried citrus peels
  • Processed fruit and vegetables: e.g. (sun-)dried, freeze-dried, deep-frozen/individual quick frozen (IQF), pulps, concentrates, preserves
  • Thickening and gelling agents: e.g. carob seeds and derivatives, rice starch

Our Matchmaking events

Meet evaluated suppliers of natural ingredients

incosmetics event

Internationational tradefair for personal care ingredients

in-cosmetics 2024

Paris // 16.04. - 18.04.2023

IPD presents reliable producers from Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, and…

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Buying mission Natural ingredients

IPD Buying mission to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka // 9 - 14 June 2024

Visit with IPD reliable suppliers of natural ingredients in Sri Lanka. Check out the product conditions on site and get…

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Anuga event

Successful presentation at Anuga 2023

Diversity from 13 partner countries

IPD presented more than 40 carefully selected suppliers at the world's leading trade fair for food and beverages in Cologne.
Sweeteners such as Arenga palm sugar and coconut blossom sugar from Indonesia and Sri Lanka were in particular demand, but date syrup from Tunisia as well as dried fruits, purees and fruit pieces also attracted buyers' interest.
No problem if you missed the event. Learn more about our companies in our brochure.


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Natural ingredients from our partner countries

Natural ingredients from (almost) the whole world

Thanks to IPD partners in many countries around the globe, you have access to a wide selection of natural ingredients: oils, extracts, herbs, spices, nuts, seeds and much more. Find out more by visiting our country pages.

Product information Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Product Information

Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Prickly pear seed oil - the anti-aging oil from Morocco and Tunisia. Learn more about a very special plant oil obtained from the seeds of the fruit of the prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica). Due to its unique attributes, the oil has been a growing trend in cosmetic products.

Ingredients for cosmetics

Evaluated producers

IPD arranges contact with evaluated manufacturers of high-quality natural ingredients for cosmetics. All suppliers have been visited and carefully checked by IPD experts. 

IPD guide

Becoming an importer

You're looking to import? To open up new sources of supply? To buy natural ingredients for your production? You don't know where from, from whom, or how exactly? Find out all the details on the most important topics in our guide.

Fine flavour cacoa

Arriba nacional

Ecuador is the largest cacao producer in Latin America and is also the origin of the cacao variety Arriba Nacional. IPD has identified promising cacao suppliers who offer ethically-sourced and high-quality cacao. We connect you with carefully screened exporters.

»Producers who reliably supply high-quality raw materials are not easy to find. IPD has introduced us to screened suppliers. This preliminary work saves us time and money. This is especially valuable support in these difficult times when travelling and sourcing is not so easy«

Janna Villatoro Barrera
H+T Feinkost GmbH

Success Stories
Success Story Beni Ghreb


Biodynamic certified dates

IPD arranges sustainable trade partnerships for Demeter producers.

Success Story Egypt


New organic peanut supplier

IPD helps African producers switch to organic farming and during their export process.

Your contact

María Paula Gómez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Colombia, Ecuador)

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Frank Maul

Regional Expert
IPD HUB Morocco

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Nicole Schauer

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Ethiopia, Ghana)

Dorra Zairi

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Egypt, Morocco)

Fresh produce (Egypt, Morocco)

Angie Martinez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural Ingredients (Indonesia, Sri Lanka)

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Caroline Moraza

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia, Ukraine)
Fresh Produce (Ukraine)

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Marius Thümmrich

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Sustainable tourism (Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan)

Natural ingredients (Uzbekistan)