Grinded Tara

Grinded Tara pods

BOTANICAL NAME :  Caesalpinia Spinosa

This small tree is native of Peru but can be found in other countries within South America and also in some African countries (Marocco, for example).

Tara fruits have been used for thousands of years : there are pre-Columbian traces of the use of Tara mixed with Iron to obtain a black dye.

Nowadays, the two main uses of Tara are :

  • The seeds are made into a food grade gum.
  • The pods are widely used by tanners, because of their high tannin content (35-55 %), their Chrome VI sequestrant property, their excellent light resistance on leather and the lighter colour they give to leather, compared with other vegetable tannins. The two main constituents of this hydrolysable tannin are Gallic Acid and Quinic Acid.
  • Net weight : 5 kg

Kg price : 32,50 € Tax Excl.

166,40 € tax excl.

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APPEARANCEBeige – white fine powder

98 %  <  250 µm
100 %  <  150 µm

SMELLNo particular smell
pH3.5   +/-  1

The colour of our products may vary from one lot to another, because that’s the way Nature is, but this won’t affect the technical applications.

SCRD guarantees the botanical sincerity of its products but can in no case be held responsible for the use of these products. The customer is sole responsible for using them legally, safely and in well-known applications.

These packagings are not compatible with cosmetic or pharmaceutical usages.


External use only. Keep away from eyes.
Can cause allergies
Keep out of reach of children
Do not store in extreme temperatures
Keep out of direct sun light


IUCN « red list » :  no entry on Tara