TRANSPARENCY IN THE PROCESS
Ever wonder how certain products come to be? Well, you should, especially if you are eating or drinking them. We feel you should know exactly how our blends are created and delivered to you!
This is where it all starts. Working with small producers, we have learned to appreciate the amount of time and effort it takes to grow these wonderful fruits, vegetables and superfoods
To give you an idea of what we mean by this- Let's take the lucuma fruit. Believe it or not, it can take upto 5 years for the first harvest. This is how long it takes for the tree to start bearing fruit.
There's a saying, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago." Taken in a literal sense, it's the reason we don't have to wait that long, because subsequent harvests take place annually.
The slower growth of the plants can also be attributed to the fact that they are done so in a 100% organic and GMO-free manner. This is not only great for the environment and integrity of the soil, but the resulting product also contains more nutrients and antioxidants!
After these wonderful foods are harvested sustainably, they are immediately put through stringent testing for pesticides, microbiology and heavy metals.
Simply put, we want to ensure our products are organic, grown in soil free of any heavy metals and that they don't have any spoilage or disease-causing organisms in them.
The fruits, vegetables and superfoods are then washed, peeled and sliced, ready to be dried.
Did you know that heat could destroy upto 40% of a food's nutrients?
This is why all our ingredients are either freeze-dried or naturally dried (below 45°C) to preserve upto 95% of their nutrients.
This part of the process can take anywhere from 28-40 hours per batch depending on the water content of the food.
Now that the foods have had upto 99% of their water content removed from them, they are super crunchy and ready to be gently milled into powders.
This process takes place in the same place they are dried. Powder can be packed neatly which helps save on shipping costs!
The powdered ingredients then make their way to us in Toronto, Canada! They come from all over the globe- , Peru, Brazil, India, Mongolia ...
After receiving them, we oversee quality control. They are then mixed and packed in small batches. This is done to avoid the use of flow agents and serves as a way for us to maintain the consistency and quality.
And there you have it!
The long, yet wonderful journey your blends take before they arrive at your doorstep. Ready to be mixed, sprinkled, blended, baked or cooked with.
All-natural vibrant and functional blends that help you keep going by making healthy eating fun and easy!
QUALITY & CERTIFICATION
To ensure you get the most out of our blends, our ingredients and their growers are subject to quality and nutrional analyses by certified 3rd party labs.
Many of us don't get enough nutrients from our diet alone which is why over half of the population takes or has taken synthetic nutrients like multivitamins, at some point. However, artificially made nutrients are usually isolated and don't contain the other good stuff (co-factors, enzymes etc.) that your body needs to absorb and make use of it properly. Research consistently shows that synthetic nutrients are no replacement and getting natural nutrients from whole foods (fresh, frozen, dehydrated or freeze dried) is your best option!
All our fruits, vegetables and superfoods are grown in a 100% organic and GMO-free manner. This is not only great for the environment and integrity of the soil, but the resulting product also contains more nutrients and antioxidants!
Our blends are 100% plant-based making them suitable for people of all diets and lifestyles. They are made from fruits and vegetables, no fillers, additives and definitely no animal products or by-products.
The wonderful thing about fruits and vegetables is that they are naturally free from gluten and dairy. This means that our blends can be enjoyed by people with gluten and dairy sensitivities or allergies.
Even our green blend- made from alfalfa, barley, oat and wheat grass! This is because the actual grass itself, which is juiced to create our powder, does not contain gluten. Gluten is only found in the seed kernels of the plant.
Microbiological analysis can be a biological or chemical testing method used for the detection and identification of microorganisms in a material.
Simply put, we want to ensure there are no disease or spoilage causing fellows in our blends- at all costs. Below are the standards that our products meet.
< 1000 CFU/g
< 100 CFU/g
MPN per g
per 1 g
per 1 g
per 25 g
Heavy metals , often found in soils, can be toxic in high concentrations and cause damage to organs such as the brain, kidney, lungs and liver. We are meticulous about where our ingredients are grown- far away from polluted places, in wild settings. Below are the standards our products conform to.
< 3 mg
< 2 mg
< 1 mg
< 0.1 mg
Some of our blends are slightly sweet- Blush, Berry Exotic and our Euphoric blend. That's thanks to the natural sugars from the fruits and superfoods inside them. We have chosen to leave it up to you to adjust the sweetness to your liking. So in the spirit of staying health conscious, here are a few healthy sugar alternatives you can use with our blends to sweeten up the deal! - Pitted dates, Maple Syrup, Agave nectar and ofcourse, more fruits.