What We Do
We source and offer exotic foods from the Costa Rican rainforest made by passionate people that honor the environment and seek to share the gifts of the jungle.
To bring the jungle experience to everyone, remind them of the fun and simple life in this part of the world. We do this by providing products that provoke excitement, memories and happiness through their authentic nature and taste.
For Jungle Pulp to become a world voice of what is possible by offering products with commitment and love. That it is possible to bring our forests back to normal growth and strength as it once was while enjoying its gifts.
Our Green Commitment
Cultivated hearts of palm stops the "hunting" for wild hearts of palm in Brazil which requires destruction of the jungle as it is extracted.
We have branded our pickled hearts of palm "Dulu" which means "Blue" in Bri-Bri(An indigenous local language that could disappear). The type of blue Dulu means is the same blue on the top side of the wings of the Morpho butterfly.
Our purees are now produced with bottles made from 100% recycled plastic.
Our business transfers into rewards for farmers we work with, whom themselves have a commitment to ethically use their land resources.
- BUSINESS WITH INTEGRITY
- HONOR NATURE'S WELL BEING
- NO BUSINESS LEFT BEHIND
Meet the Founder
Being from a small piece of land that offers so much, Costa Rica, I have learned to appreciate the beauty still left in the world. There are places where we find folks that still care about the environment even though, they scramble to make ends meet. Their souls are not for sale. That is the case of many Costa Rican farmers who are inspired by their beautiful land and whom proudly abide by the local environmental laws that exist to protect it.
On a random day after the 2008 crisis, my mother in Costa Rica sent me a bottle of a puree mango made locally. She said with a Costa Rican excitement tone "está buenísimo!". I opened it and I was immediately brought back to my childhood eating small mangoes that fell off the tree in our front yard. I have been passionate about business since I can remember but these purees gave me focus. The local taste was certainly great fun to bring to the rest of the world. And working with my fellow Costa Ricans has been a real honor. I have met amazing people that proudly want to share the good taste of their land but yet guard the resources where it comes from. We have switched to bottles made from recycled plastic and we have continued to make our product in an artisan way. I am amazed by the local support to do this and to stay as ecological as possible.
People are discovering us every day and we are growing. We hope to turn that growth, not only into good for everyone we reach but actually move the green needle by inspiring those who we touch.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Mauricio Robleto.
Mauricio, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. I moved to the US in 1992 with my broken English and a heart thirsty for adventure. Most people know my country for its beauty, and for sure they should but there is the day to day life of folks making it in a small economy. It is for many...
We had the good fortune of connecting with Mauricio Robleto and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mauricio, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
I recently read a quote from Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods and goes like this, “The stores are canvas upon which we can paint our deeper purpose of bringing whole foods and greater health to the world” What that tells me in a very inspiring but also exciting way, is that once we commit and connect to a purpose...
About Us and Our Business
Jungle Pulp is a brand of Foods From The World, a Costa Rican owned company located in Los Angeles, CA, committed to bring forth leadership from responsible enterprises that envision a better planet and promote products that make a real difference. Purchasing Jungle Pulp products directly supports farmers, families and communities in the area. Costa Rican farmers are known for caring about their precious ecology and they follow strict local laws.
Jungle Pulp was initiated in the Los Angeles area in 2009 serving renowned businesses such as Tequila Bar Restaurant Javier’s and nationwide chain Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Since then our food service and online presence is growing fast.
Foods From The World is resilient and keeps working with the government of Costa Rica in supporting more creative entrepreneurs with a business vision that is purposeful. For more information contact us at (310) 957-2030 and for bulk orders please call 1-800-972-0722.
"Creative and conscious capitalism can solve world's biggest problems"
Mauricio A. Robleto, Founder Los Angeles, CA