Benefits of organic products
Unlike mass production, organic farms focus on the product rather than maximising profit. This translates into the high quality of the products they produce. The high quality that goes into eco products is not their only advantage. Food that comes from organic farming is healthier. Plants are usually grown on more fertile soil, rich in valuable minerals, and this translates into a higher concentration of vitamins and nutrients. Organic products, although they work the same as conventional ones, contain more vitamins and minerals. No harmful pesticides or artificial chemicals are used on the organic farms where yerba mate, tea, coffee, edible flowers or other products are grown. The plants mature on their own, almost without human intervention. According to their own vegetation cycle. This not only has an impact on their development, but on the entire ecosystem – an organic plantation does not endanger other plant species or animals living nearby. The mature plants are harvested by hand – no heavy machinery is used, which interferes with the natural environment by destroying it. Further production uses traditional methods instead of advanced technology, which often generates harmful waste. Concern for the natural environment is the most important aspect of organic production, but it also has a wider significance. Producers of organic food are usually small, local farms with a high work and production ethic. They have a strong commitment not only to the environment around them, but also to their local communities.
Organic logo – a guarantee of quality
In the European Union, organic products are labelled with the EU organic logo – a white leaf consisting of stars, derived from the European Union flag, on a green background. The logo signifies that the product on which it appears has been certified organic, meaning that at least 95% of its ingredients have been organically grown. Each stage of production in a company seeking certification is subject to rigorous standards and controls. In our shop we offer organic yerba mate, which sometimes also have other certifications that attest to their high quality, ethical production and respect for the natural environment. Often found is the Rainforest Certified Alliance certification, with the distinctive green frog in the logo – issued by an international non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting the environment that aims to protect the environment, the wellbeing of workers and the local community. Organic yerba is also often certified with the Fair for Life logo, which ensures that Fair Trade standards are maintained – this applies to aspects of trade and production.
We make every effort to ensure that all products available in our shop are of the highest possible quality, whether they are conventionally produced or organically grown. However, we particularly recommend organic products if you want to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy. In our shop, you will find plenty of organic products that are marked with a green leaf logo: yerba mate, edible flowers, spices and many, many more. This is not only for those who are looking for quality products, but above all for those who take a conscious approach to what they buy. Ecology is not just fashion, but a certain philosophy and a fight for the well-being of our planet!