An exquisite gift from Mother Nature hidden in the caldera of Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, the candlenut grows in the wild on the slopes of the Bukit Barisan mountain range in Western Sumatera, Indonesia.
Lake Toba was formed by a massive supervolcanic eruption in North Sumatera, Indonesia, approximately 75,000 years ago. It was a major climate-changing event felt across the world. The Lake, 100km long and 30km wide, is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire where volcanic activity is most prominent on Earth. The Eruption spewed out thick nutrient rich volcanic ash across the region making the soil condition in the Toba area one of the most fertile. On these lush beautiful mountain slopes, candlenut trees grow wild.
Moelia’s production facility is close to the source (less than 100km away). The transport time is therefore minimized reducing the amount of natural oxidation that occurs the moment the nut shell is cracked open. This also reduces the possibility of contamination by different types of pollutant. This ensures that the freshness of the nut meat is maintained from harvesting until processing.
The best quality oil only comes from the best quality nuts. Moelia’s commitment in bringing you only the best is evident through its arduous and exciting journey traversing the mountain and valley to find a unique and distinct source, and protecting this treasure all the way until production.