Certified Organic/Glyphosate Free/Gluten Free Oats
Non organic oats can contain glyphosate which is an herbicide that has been linked to cancer. Buying organic oats can help decrease the exposure to this herbicide.
Not only is the consumer's health at risk but the farmers and communities exposed to herbicides and pesticides are highly vulnerable to health damage. There are 1 million farm workers in our country who die at 7 times the rate of other workers--due to exposure to things like glyphosates and other harmful pesticides.
Certified Organic Hemp Seeds
These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, antioxidants, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s.
Hemp is sustainable because it returns a significant percentage of nutrients back to the ground due to the harvesting which includes the separation of the fiber from the core, which is left to decompose. This soil regeneration results in healthier soil that can help slow erosion and promote water retention and keep the land we grow food on healthy. Hemp cleans the air by sequestering carbon dioxide, in fact every ton of hemp that is grown, about 1.63 tons of carbon dioxide is removed from the air. Hemp also takes very little water to grow due to its unique ability to irrigate itself.
Certified Organic Almonds
Almonds are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, vitamin E, magnesium and manganese.
Almond blossoms are extremely important to bees because they are often the first natural food source of the year for many bees after winter hibernation. The Almond Board of California, almond pollen is nutritious, providing all 10 of the essential amino acids bees need. Each blossom must be pollinated for these nuts to grow. Sourcing organic, pesticide and herbicide fee almonds is important in supporting the bee population. Almond plants also have the ability to grow deep roots that find and use groundwater, reducing the irrigation needed.
Certified Organic Tiger Nuts
Tigernuts are surprisingly a vegetable! They are nut free and gluten free. Tigernuts are one of the leading sources of magnesium and Potassium. They contain healthy fats, like oleic acid. They are a good source of Vitamin E and C. They also have Resistant Starch content--a prebiotic fibre that feeds the good bacteria in our gut!
Tigernuts were one of the first plants cultivated in Egypt and traditionally used as both food and medicine. Our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million and 1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tigernuts due to the amounts of minerals and vitamins. And the fatty acids that would have been particularly important for the hominid brain.
Tigernuts are a very sustainable crop to grow because they grow like weeds, they don't need many natural resources and grow fast. We source organic tigernuts to protect the land, air and water of Valencia, Spain.
Certified Organic Dates
Dates are a healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes due to their sweet taste, nutrients, fiber and antioxidants. Dates are rich in fiber, protein, potassium, copper, and magnesium, iron and vitamin B6. Dates also have the potential to regulate blood sugar low glycemic index, fiber and antioxidants.
Dates have been a part of the human diet for thousands of years. Remains of dates have been traced to the Neolithic period where they were gathered and eaten. The date palm is, in fact, integral to desert life due to its ability to provide shade, food and water in such harsh conditions.
Dates are water efficient. Date palms are extremely drought tolerant due to their roots that are expert at seeking out underground water sources. Each tree is extremely plentiful, one date palm can produce 100 pounds of fruit and prolific trees can produce two to three times as much.