Our bananas are sourced directly from the El Guabo Cooperative of 430 small family farms in Ecuador. El Guabo is one of the oldest Fairtrade cooperatives in the world, some of the farms have been passed down for generations.
Good for the growers
Rather than be forced to accept charity, Fairtrade gives farmers like Pedro Chamaidan and Graciella Apolo (pictured) and their workers the security of a stable price for their produce, the freedom to invest this in their own communities and the independence to make decisions for their own futures.
With our support and encouragement the environment and health of grower communities is continually improving.
Good for the land
What many people don’t know is that Fairtrade farmers also need to meet rigourous environmental standards, for the health of the land and the people too. Fairtrade prohibits the use of a long list of hazardous agrochemicals* including those in the Pesticide Action Network’s dreaded ‘Dirty Dozen’ list. Combine this with the use of organic fertiliser, and El Guabo’s farms are kept healthy and sustainable.
We’ve taken care to use minimal packaging and careful handling ensures they arrive in New Zealand in tip top condition.
*Fairtrade standards ban the use of over 120 chemicals commonly used in fruit production
Good for you
We believe you should be able to eat healthily with a healthy conscience.
Our bananas contain all the natural nutrients for you to enjoy. Bananas contain vitamin B6 and tryptophan, a type of protein that your body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. Packed full of sugar (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, bananas are an ideal snack for an immediate and slightly prolonged source of energy. Which is why sports enthusiasts love them because the potassium-power delivers such a high-energy hit.
With All Good bananas you know you can enjoy all the natural benefits of bananas you’re also ensuring a fair deal for our friends who grow them.