Peru longest--begins above Lima and flows north 1,000 miles before forming the headwaters of the Amazon River. The Marañón Canyon is one of several canyons along its journey. Scientists think Pure Nacional has grown in this Canyon, with its own micro-climate, for centuries. the trees were either placed there by an ancient tribe or by mother nature.
Living in the Marañón Canyon is like stepping back in time: no paved roads, homes made of mud bricks. meals cooked over wood fires. Still --- ''These farm families have a sense of contentment I have rarely seen as I travel the world,'' said Anthony Bourdain during his visit to the Marañón Canyon.