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Ingredients

Quality ingredients - carefully and diligently selected - are the foundation of our business.

Here we profile a few of the ingredients we use in our products.  

If you would like to see other ingredients included, please contact us.

 

Dates have been the staple food for millions of people around the world for centuries.  

 

They are full of minerals, calcium, cobalt, copper, fluorine, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, sodium and zinc. 

Dates are a high source of energy; 100gms of flesh can provide an average of 314 kcal. They are a good source of antioxidants, mainly carotenoids and phenolics.

 

Knowing everything we now know about dates we can agree that they are a superfood.

Despite their small size, chia seeds are full of important nutrients.

 

They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.

Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.

Chia seeds can be eaten cooked or raw.

Just one ounce of chia seeds provides 10gms of fiber, almost half the daily recommendation for a woman over 50 years.

Did you know that orange peel has almost three times the vitamin C content of the juice?

It also has four times the fibre content! 
Just to name a few benefits:

  • it’s anti-inflammatory

  • boosts immune

  • helps protect respiratory system

  • improves digestive system

  • can lower cholesterol & blood pressure


Orange and dark chocolate have high levels of antioxidants - dark chocolate being one of the best sources.

The goji berry is native to Asia, and people in Asia have been using this brightly colored fruit for more than 2,000 years as a medicinal herb and food supplement. 

Goji berries contain healthy antioxidants as well as large amounts of vitamins A and C, similarly to other berries, including blueberries and raspberries. 

These understated berries also contain beta-carotene, an essential plant phytochemical.

Did you know there are

over 600 types of mint plants, which include pineapple mint, apple mint, orange mint, water mint and horse mint?  

 

In everyday cooking however, when we talk about mint, we are usually referring to two specific types: peppermint and spearmint.

 

Since ancient times, mint has been used to treat digestive and respiratory troubles.

 

Mint has one of the highest 

antioxdant capacities of any food.

It also tastes pretty good in a mojito! 

Everyone's favourite summer fruit!  

 

Strawberries not only taste delicious but they are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. 

Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control (1 , 2).

Strawberries have a glycemic index (GI) score of 40, which is relatively low (4).  This means that strawberries should not lead to big spikes in blood sugar levels and are considered safe for people with diabetes.

It’s a flavor most all of us grew up eating, whether in ice cream or another type of dessert. 

In more recent years, it's been promoted to the superfood group because it is believed to be especially powerful at enhancing brain and mood health.

Vanilla contains magnesium, calcium and potassium.  

We love using it for it's flavour and more than anything it reminds us a little of our childhood days.