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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

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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

International Food Trade fair

SIAL 2022

Paris //  15.10. - 19.10.2022

Regional specialities from developing and emerging countries.
Make contacts with new, carefully selected suppliers!


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Paris //  16.10. - 17.10.2022

Arriba nacional – Fine flavour cacoa from Ecuador
Get to know evaluated suppliers!

Ecuador is the largest cacao…

Food & beverage industry

Food Ingredients Europe 2022

Paris //  06.12. - 08.12.2022

Meet reliable suppliers. Find out about innovative ingredients

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural…

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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.

Bulletin board "natural ingredients"

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). The cactus plant is native to Latin America and is now grown mainly in North Africa. Due to its unique attributes, the oil has been a growing trend in cosmetic products in recent years, especially in the field of skin care.

IPD Exporters

Verified IPD exporters of natural ingredients

More than 170 products from over 60 companies from 15 countries - a huge variety of products brought IPD and the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit" (GIZ) at this year's Biofach, which took place from July 26 to 29 in Nuremberg. Under the motto "Organic Sourcing for Development", they presented the organic potential from developing and emerging countries at their joint stand. First information about the IPD companies and their offer can be found here.

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.

»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


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Your contact

María Paula Gómez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Colombia, Ecuador)

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Caroline Moraza

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia)

Laura Schiefer

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco)

Angie Martinez

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural Ingredients (Indonesia, Sri Lanka)

Shakhnoza Kurbanalieva

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Ukraine, Uzbekistan)


Sustainable tourism (Uzbekistan)

Dorra Zairi

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Fresh produce (Egypt, Morocco, Ukraine)

Natural ingredients (Egypt)