- Organic Brazil nuts from Bolivia
- Organic hazelnuts from a Turkish cooperative called Isik Organic
- Organic Almonds from a cooperative in Extremadura, Spain
- Macadamia Nuts produced in South Africa
- Organic Cashew nuts from a farm in Goa.
Advising Peacan Farmers on Organic Conversion
The Roux family farm works with a range of peakon Famers, giving advice about organic conversion.
Pierre describes how “The issue with tree crops is you have to spend a lot of money in the first two years establishing the orchard, and it takes a lot of time to make money back, so a lot of farms are nervous to commit to converting to organic. So as a successful producer, we can give these farmers the information and guidance they need to give them the confidence to convert to organic.”
Continuing to be pesticide-free
There hasn’t been any pesticides or fertiliser sprayed on the farm since 1980. The farm gets regularly visited by university students to monitor and study the rich soil on the farm.
Truly raw organic
Non-organic nuts are mostly treated and pasteurised to kill E-coli or Salmonella, which denatures the proteins. The process SunGleam use is by airdrying the nuts and naturally and slowly followed by analysis to test for pathogens.
What is the future for SunGleam Organic?
SunGleam has recently changed its packaging to brown paper bags with a 100% compostable lining to keep the nuts fresh, ensuring that sustainability is at the top of SunGleam’s ethos.