Cactus is a natural carbon sink, it has a great CO2 sequestering capacity.
From our 14 acres, we are able to absorb 8,100 tons of CO2/year while at the farm we only generate 15.30 tons of CO2 annually.
It takes approximately 3 leaves of cactus to create one linear meter of Desserto.
We only cut the mature leaves of the plant without damaging the plant itself, enabling repeat harvest every 6-8 months from the same plants.
Our USDA certified cactus is grown in an organic farming system in the fertile and mineral-rich region of Zacatecas, Mexico.
We do not compete with food, we are giving cactus its highest value!
50% of our processed harvest is directed to the food industry benefiting the farm. Two industries can co-exist with a single crop (feed-stock).
Cactus naturally regenerates soil.
It only takes 200 liters to grow one kilogram of cactus biomass which water is absorbed by the plant itself from humidity present in the atmosphere, compared to 1000 liters (on average) to grow the same kilogram from other crops.
Cactus is a tough and resilient specie, adapted to extreme conditions able to survive in areas where nothing else will grow.
Cacti can grow in severely degraded soils, which are inadequate for other crops.