Delicious & Nutritious Ingredients

 

Only the Finest Ingredients


Almonds
Almonds are high in B2, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium and vitamin E and just a quarter cup provides 4 grams of fiber. They are a rich source of calcium - one of the richest non-animal sources. Almonds are high in fat - but mostly monounsaturated. They are also rich protein - an excellent substitute from meat.

Carob
The carob (Ceratonia siliqua, Fagaceae) is a perennial leguminous tree native to the Mediterranean basin and southwestern Asia (Smith 1976). Its cultivation began before written history. This species is also known as "St. John's Bread," "algarrobo" in Spain, "carrubo" in Italy, and "caroubier" in France. The fruit that this tree bares has neither caffeine nor theobromine. It has many natural vitamins and minerals and is a good source of fiber. The carob powder has more vitamins, minerals, and fewer fats, carbohydrates, and calories than chocolate made with cocoa. The pulp of the fruit is used to make carob products. Carob is used as a chocolate substitute for people with allergies to chocolate. The carob used in our products is vegan, dairy free, and sugar-free.

Cardamom
The ancient Greeks and Romans appreciated this spice. It is high in the phytochemical cineole, which can positively affect several bodily complaints. In Ayurvedic medicine it is used to improve the circulation of the lungs and to treat asthma. It also has numerous health benefits, such as improving digestion and stimulating the metabolism.

Cayenne
Cayenne pepper has been prized for thousands of years for its healing power. Many herbalists believe that cayenne is the most useful and valuable herb in the herb kingdom, not only for the entire digestive system, but also for the heart and circulatory system. Cayenne is a medicinal and nutritional herb. It is a very high source of Vitamins A and C, has the complete B complexes and is very rich in organic calcium and potassium - which is one of the reasons it is good for the heart.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which when dried, rolls into a tubular form known as a quill. Cinnamon is available in either its whole quill form (cinnamon sticks) or as ground powder.

Cinnamon's unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. These oils contain active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, plus a wide range of other volatile substances. In addition to its unique essential oils, cinnamon is an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber, iron and calcium. Calcium and fiber improve colon health and protect against heart disease.

Citrus (Lemon/Lime)
Like many of the fruits and vegetables found in the world's 125 healthiest foods, lemons and limes contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Of special interest - limes have been flavonoids called flavonol glycosides, including many kaempferol-related molecules. While these flavonoids have been shown to stop cell division in many cancer cell lines, they are perhaps most interesting for their antibiotic effects.
 
In addition to their unique phytonutrient properties, lemons and limes are an excellent source of one of the most important antioxidants in nature, vitamin C.

Cocoa
Recent studies have shown that eating chocolate can be good for you. Researchers found that cocoa has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times those found in green tea. According to recent studies, catechins have been found to be abundant in cocoa, which could help prevent heart disease, as well as boosting the immune system. Cocoa is also a good source of copper and magnesium, which helps to regulate heartbeat and blood pressure.

Coconut
Coconut is rich in potassium, sodium, and selenium and is a good substitute for eggs, cheese, and milk. Coconut is well-tolerated by diabetics. It has terrific effect on the nerves. It is good for arteriosclerosis problems. Coconut plays an important part in the metabolic process of polyunsaturated fatty acids. It prevents the development of free radicals.

Virgin Coconut Oil
At one time coconut oil received negative press in the U.S. because of its high level of saturated fat. Coconut oil, however, is now back in good graces, as modern research has shown that not all saturated fats are alike and that the fatty acids in coconut oil, the medium chain triglycerides, do not raise serum cholesterol or contribute to heart disease like the long chain triglycerides found in seed oils. Also, most research done on coconut oil in the past was done on hydrogenated coconut oil, which has been altered from its original form.

One of the best ways to study the effects of coconut oil on human nutrition is to look at tropical populations that get the most of their caloric intake (up to 60%) from the saturated fat of coconut oil. Logic would dictate that if saturated fat/ cholesterol theory of heart disease and obesity.

All fats, whether saturated or unsaturated, contain the same number of calories. However, the fatty acids in coconut oil contain less--only 6.8 calories per gram versus the 9 supplied by other fats. The fat in coconut oil is also digested and utilized differently; it doesn't circulate in the bloodstream like other fats, it is sent directly to the liver where it is immediately converted into energy. So, whenever you ingest Virgin Coconut Oil, your body uses it immediately to make energy, rather than storing it as body fat!

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid (also found in mother's milk), which is known for being antiviral and antibacterial. Studies have been done on its effectiveness in lowering the viral load of HIV/AIDS patients. Coconut oil is also being used by thyroid sufferers to increase body metabolism, and to lose weight.

Goji Berries
Goji has been said to be the most nutritionally dense food source on the planet. Modern science has shown that this bright red berry not only contains extremely high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, but also contains many unique phytochemicals, polysaccharides, and complex compounds that scientists are just beginning to understand. Dried Goji Berries offer more antioxidants than any other food source. These antioxidants help to slow down the aging process and help to neutralize the free radicals in your body that can cause cancer and damage DNA.

Raw Honey
In addition to its reputation as Nature's nutritive sweetener, research also indicates that honey's unique composition makes it useful as an antimicrobial agent and antioxidant. Can one Improve Athletic Performance and Heal Wounds with Honey? A spoonful a day keeps free radicals at bay. Honey is helpful for all individuals - but has been shown to be good for those with high cholesterol and Type 2 Diabetes.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg has a variety of health benefits and has been used as a healing herb for many centuries. It can help increase blood circulation and stimulate the cardio-vascular system. Because of its potent medicinal properties, nutmeg was ranked as one of the most valuable commodities in the world in the 16th century. Historically, the Asians have used nutmeg as an aphrodisiac, and research is just starting to back this claim.

Oatmeal
Oats are a good source of many nutrients including vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium. They are also a good source of protein. The phytochemicals in oats may also have cancer-fighting properties. It has been found that those who eat more oats are less likely to develop heart disease.

Organic Palm Fruit Oil
Palm fruit oil is cholesterol free. It supplies our bodies with some basic daily energy needs. There's a good chance you've heard palm oil erroneously referred to and grouped together with palm kernel oil, a contributor to high cholesterol levels, or even as a trans-fat. Palm fruit oil contains a variety of fats, but NO trans-fatty acids. Palm fruit oil is made up of a mixture of fatty acids; is high in antioxidants and contains valuable vitamins and nutrition that our bodies need. Human studies have shown that a palm oil-enriched diet does not raise the level of LDL or total cholesterol, and may even lead to lower plasma levels of LDL, the plasma cholesterol most commonly linked to heart disease.

Pumpkin
Pumpkin is chock-full 'o goodness. You can tell by its bright color that it's going to be going to be good for you. Not only is pumpkin loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha- and beta-carotenes(including lutein) it's a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron.

Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are one of nature's almost perfect foods. They are a natural source of beneficial constituents such as carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K. They also have the minerals calcium, potassium, niacin, phosphorous and zinc. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities.

Sea Salt
As far as the body is concerned, there is no connection between the chemically-cleansed sodium chloride table salt you buy in the supermarket, which is added to virtually every processed food you buy, and mineral rich organic sea salt. Celtic sea salt is authentic, unprocessed whole salt from one of the most pristine coastal regions of France. Since 1976, Celtic sea salt has been harvested by salt farmers of Brittany, using a farming method that preserves the purity and balance of ocean minerals. Unrefined sea salt, is a naturally occurring complex of sodium chloride, which includes major minerals such as calcium and magnesium and a complete complement of essential trace minerals. This is the form of salt the body is designed to utilize.

Spelt
Spelt is an ancient grain that traces its heritage back long before many wheat hybrids.

Spelt contains about 62 percent carbohydrates, 8.8 percent fiber, 12 percent protein and 2.7 percent fat, as well as dietary minerals and vitamins, including silica. As it contains a high amount of gluten, it is suitable for baking. However, the gluten in spelt is different from that in normal wheat and, therefore, spelt can be consumed by some gluten-intolerant people.

Spelt has been used successfully, under physicians' supervision, as a wheat substitute for people who have wheat allergies. Once commonly grown in North America, Spelt was replaced at the beginning of this century by modern wheat varieties which are more suited to the high volume production techniques currently used on most American farms. Spelt's flavorful, "nutty" taste has proven to be an attractive alternative to the common varieties of wheat, so much so that spelt production in North America has increased nearly 80-fold in less than a decade.

Spelt's uniqueness is also derived from its genetic makeup and nutrition profile. Spelt has high water solubility, so the nutrients are easily absorbed by the body. Spelt contains special carbohydrates (Mucopolysaccharides) which are an important factor in blood clotting and stimulating the body's immune system. It is also a superb fiber resource and has large amounts of B complex vitamins. Total protein content is from 10 to 25% greater than the common varieties of commercial wheat.

Walnuts
There is no doubt that walnuts have become the most valuable "healthy" nut for consumption due to their polyunsaturated fatty acid content (known as Omega-3) that helps to reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol and to prevent cardiovascular disease, among others. This is because walnuts also are full of linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid, which can be converted to heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the body and discourages blood clotting. The omega-3 fatty acids also help reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis and itchy-scaly skin conditions. Walnuts contain a fair amount of elligic acid which has cancer-prevention properties. It also has a soothing effect on our minds and nerves, which enables us to sleep.

Walnuts have a high concentration of other nutrients as well - the consumption of walnuts provides a generous amount of phosphorous, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper.