Where did I come from?
Glad you were interested in knowing more about the origin of your product! Here you will learn about the long path that your Brazil nut has traveled to reach your home, you will learn more about the territory and the communities responsible for collecting your Brazil nut. That way, you’ll better understand how you’re helping to keep the Amazon standing!
GHF Brazil nut came from the forests of a region called Calha Norte Paraense, in the north of the Amazon River. It is a mega territory, also called “The Largest Forest in the World”, formed by a mosaic of conservation units and protected areas occupied by Ribeirinhos (those who live on the riverside), Quilombolas and traditional indigenous peoples.
We understand that the best way to take care of our forests is to take care of those who live in them. For this reason, GHF values traditional culture and social aspects of quilombola and riverside communities, responsible for the sustainable extraction of our product
Thus, we are proud to say that we recognize and encourage the secular wisdom of these peoples, fostering fair trade and remunerating them with dignity.
The Brazil nut activity in this territory has been taking place since the 19th century, when people in conditions of slavery settled in the quilombos on the banks of the Trombetas River and its tributaries. In order to survive, these peoples started to live in (and take care of) the forest through the practice of sustainable extractivism. Since then, the extraction of Brazil nuts is still the main source of income for these communities.
Boat on the Trombetas river
Santarém City - PA
Sinop City - MT
Distribution to the World
The term “extractivism” refers to any activity in which resources are removed from the environment. To be sustainable, the activity must protect nature’s resources and prevent the ecosystem from being compromised. By consuming GHF Brazil nuts, you value sustainable extraction and, consequently, help us to keep the forest standing.
GHF proves the practice of sustainable extraction of Brazil nuts through organic certification, ensuring a practice that, in addition to benefiting the environment and protecting natural resources, preserves and respects the socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of traditional communities.
The GHF Brazil nut leaves the communities in the State of Pará and then is taken by boat along the Trombetas River to Santarém. From there, via land transport to Sinop (MT), in our processing and distribution unit. There, your nut is processed and selected through careful processes, with high technology so that it reaches you this way, with incomparable quality, full of flavor, healthy and originated by a sustainable process.
The entire route was tracked by a 100% reliable and safe control system, so we guarantee total traceability of all processes in our value chain, from the field in the Amazon, to your home.