What is a Wild Harvest?
You might’ve come across the Wild logo on our products and wondered, "I’ve never seen this before, what does it mean?"
We created this symbol to help people quickly identify and recognize ingredients that were sourced directly from the wild.
In today’s global food supply chain, a wild harvest is rare. A wild harvest represents food gathered from plants that grow naturally in an untouched environment and in their native habitat. In this ecosystem, the plants contribute to nature's biodiversity, interacting with other plants, animals, and microorganisms, with little or no human interference. The plants have access to clean water, unpolluted air, and rich soil; just as nature intended.
A Botanica Origins product that carries the Wild logo is guaranteed to adhere to the following principles:
It grows in clean soil, with no added chemicals, pesticides, additives, or fertilizers. It is also never fumigated, irradiated, or genetically modified. You will find that all of our Wild products also carry the Non-GMO Project certification.
However, sometimes you will not find the USDA Organic certification. This does not mean that the product is not organic; regulatory bodies are simply not able to certify it as such given the remote location of the harvest and lack of organized farming practices that ensure USDA Organic requirements are met.
A native ecosystem is one that is largely untouched and undisturbed by humans, representing a real treasure of biodiversity.
The plant is native to this biome and flourishes in a rich environment with other plants, animals, and microorganisms.
It grows naturally without any farming techniques, meaning it is not domesticated, cross-bred, or cultivated.
It requires no additional resources to thrive other than what is already abundantly available in its native environment.
Wild plants grow in untouched environments with access to clean water, fresh air, and rich soil.
Having evolved over thousands of years in their native ecosystem, they have learned to extract just the right nutrients, maximizing their flavor, their aroma, and most importantly their nutritional profile.
Respecting the natural cycle of plants, we ensure to collect these precious foods by hand, using traditional techniques that respect the environment and preservation of natural resources.
Through this, we ensure the harvest is working with, rather than against, nature.