💪🏿 What is a superfood?
A food with very high nutritional density and is considered beneficial to a person’s health. Why superfoods?
Organic Fair Trade Loose Leaf Assam Tea – rich savory aroma with a malty flavor. Origin Northeast India state of Assam, very high in antioxidant properties, and has been shown to help fight free radicals and reduce inflammation.
Star Anise- warm, sweet, spicy – use sparingly – strong. An evergreen shrub native to southwest China, picked before ripening and dried in the sun. Antioxidant rich, digestive aid, immune support, anti inflammatory, supports respiratory health
Cinnamon – Sweet & warming. Dating back as far as ancient Egypt. Antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory, supports heart health, fights neurodegenerative disease, supports immune function.
Cardamom – Called the Queen of Spices, it is the words third most expensive spice, surpassed only by vanilla and saffron. Originally from the Western Ghats of Southern India. Antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory, and improved digestion.
Organic Puffed Quinoa – it is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.
Cultivated in South America since ancient times, revered by the Incas as a sacred food, our quinoa is organic certified and grown in Peru. A great source for nutrients like folate, magnesium, zinc, iron, as well as protein and fiber. Known as a complete protein, it contains nine of the essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own. Although popular for these nutrient highlights, quinoa also has two main flavonoids, quercetin and kaempferol, that help it fight inflammation and to work as an antioxidant in the body.
Ceremonial Grade Matcha – Harvested from camellia sinensis, the same plant as green tea, these tender high grade tea leaves are covered the last 20-30 days before harvest which increases the chlorophyll production, boosts amino acid content, and gives the plant a darker rich green hue. For this reason, matcha has more antioxidants than standard green tea and has a higher amount of caffeine. Studies have shown Matcha also can play a role in helping to protect and nourish your liver, a major organ in your body that works to process toxins and metabolize other compounds. Matcha contains a compound called L-theanine which alters the effects of caffeine, promoting alertness without the crash in energy levels. Match has been shown to improve attention, memory and reaction time. Especially high in the compound catechin EGCG, which has shown powerful anti-cancer properties.
Maldon Sea Salt – Hand harvested flakes of naturally formed pyramid crystals, known world wide as the chef’s choice for its superior taste and texture. Family owned with four generations of master salt makers passing down the artisanal craft that has been celebrated along the twisting shorelines of the Atlantic in Maldon, England for thousands of years. It has upwards of 84 trace minerals that nourish and strengthen our body.
Wild Organic Seamoss – Also known as Irish Moss, Chondrus Crispus is a frilly sea vegetable which thrives in the northern Atlantic Ocean. It has been celebrated around the world particularly in coastal communities. Well known throughout the Caribbean, often used in smoothies, it is revered for its vitality and stamina boosting qualities. Traditionally used in Ireland to thicken porridge, thanks to its high levels of carrageenan. The myriad of health boosting properties make it an attractive and robust plant to integrate into your diet. Mild in flavor, and delicious, creamy and frothy when mixed into smoothies, porridge and you guessed it, chocolate!
Although some of you are new to seamoss, it has a long track record of providing rich essential nutrients worldwide, containing 92 of the 102 vitamins and minerals our bodies need. It has a long list of healing qualities including immune support, digestive support, rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory constituents, improved skin & hair health, the list goes on.
Wild Organic Blueberries – Organically grown wild blueberries are picked at their peak flavor. A rich source of antioxidants, also known as anthocyanins, these neutralize free radicals that accumulate in the body. Free radicals are waste products that are made during normal cell production and also from exposure to toxins and chemical pollutants. Antioxidants prevent free radicals from impacting tissue by hunting them down and promoting their decomposition. Free radicals are known to increase risks of cancer and other diseases in the body. Eating foods rich in antioxidants help to maintain healthy functions and actively support your systems wellness by working to fight off these free radicals.
Vanilla Bean Powder – Our Vanilla Bean Powder is sourced fair trade and grown by micro farmers in Papua New Guinea. The company we source from, Native Vanilla, provides training and resources for these small-scale farmers to increase yield and quality and improve their financial security. Passionate about growing high quality vanilla and helping people improve their lives. Vanilla is one of the most expensive spices in the world. A member of the orchid family, each plant flower is hand pollinated, then the bean pods are ripened, dried and condition cured to create their distinct flavor and aroma. Vanilla is rich in antioxidants and like blueberries helps to fight against free radical damage in your body. Used for centuries to sooth inflammation in the body, thanks to vanillin its active ingredient. Studies have shown that reducing inflammation in the body can help heart health, improves healthy tissue production, improves hair and skin health, alleviates respiratory conditions, and supports healthy digestion. Studies have shown that Vanillin offers neuroprotective properties thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties.