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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

Colombia // 30 September - 5 October 2024

Register for the IPD buyer's trip by July 15!

Get to know evaluated cocoa producers in Colombia! Expand…

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Buying coffee in Ethiopia

Ethiopia // 30 September - 5 October 2024

At the birthplace of coffee: visit carefully evaluated coffee producers with IPD and get to know your new…

International Food Trade fair

SIAL 2024

Paris // 19.10. - 23.10.2024

Save the date: IPD is once again bringing a variety of natural ingredients to SIAL. 

We will be presenting over 40…

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Trade fair for food additives

Food ingredients Europe (FiE) 2024

Frankfurt // 19.11. - 21.11.2024

Save the date: Meet evaluated companies from our partner countries!

This year, IPD will once again put you in touch…

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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.

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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. 

Fine flavour cocoa

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.

Specialty coffee

World of Coffee

Discover the unique variety of speciality coffee with IPD. Take advantage of our extensive network and expertise to find reliable coffee suppliers from Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. Details of our companies can be found in this year's World of Coffee exhibitor brochure.

»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.

Sri Lanka

Partnership on a level playing field

The perfect match paves the way for innovative products. It gets even better when high-quality raw materials are used.

Your contact
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Charlotte Braquet

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Egypt, Madagascar, Peru)

María Paula Gómez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Colombia, Ecuador, South Africa)

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Nicole Schauer

Expert Sourcing + Markets
Natural ingredients (Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania)

Dorra Zairi

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Brazil, Morocco)

Fresh produce (Egypt, Morocco)

Angie Martinez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural Ingredients (Cambodia, 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)