About our ingredients

Our ingredients are carefully selected to bring you the full potential of nature's goodness…great taste and loads of health benefits.

We are passionate about creating food that is not only tasty, healthy and
nourishing but also transparent. We want to help people to find better snack options
to make smarter choices to improve people’s well-being.

We care about you, there is no room for compromise!

 

Himalayan pink salt

Himalayan Pink Salt was formed from ancient water beds millions of years ago which were covered with lava during the formation of the Himalayas. This salt has been insulted from the outside world for a long time and therefore has not picked up any impurities except beneficial minerals and elements from the surrounding rock formation.

Himalayan Rose Pink salt contains an almost identical set of elements as those in our body - in the same proportions as our own blood. The distinctive rose-pink colour is a result of the high mineral content in the salt (iron, potassium and magnesium) all vital for good health.

Our Himalayan Pink Salt comes from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains and contains 84 trace minerals vital for well-being and a healthy Lifestyle.


Organic Ceylon cinnamon

Ceylon or "true cinnamon" is native to Sri Lanka and southern parts of India, made from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum verum tree.

The most common and widely available cinnamon is Cassia but Ceylon cinnamon is a bit more difficult to find. It differs from other varieties in that it has a distinctive shape, lighter colour, and delicate taste. It also has properties that contribute to many health benefits.

Ceylon cinnamon stimulates insulin-like activity. It reduces insulin resistance in the body, helping glucose metabolise in the liver.

Cinnamon is considered to be useful for treating diabetes mellitus, it also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities and shows antimicrobial activity. These properties are known as cancer-fighting enzymes which support your immune health.

All varieties of cinnamon contain cinnamic acid. The anti-inflammatory properties help blood flow through the body which aids in managing blood pressure and puts less strain on your heart.

The properties of Cinnamon help make sure blood glucose levels don't rise too fast. Several of cinnamon's bioactive compounds appear to block a protein called tau from accumulating in the brain.

This is important, as tau buildup is a characteristic of Alzheimer's disease.

If you are considering consuming high amounts of cinnamon for the health benefits, make sure you use Ceylon cinnamon and not Cassia.
Cassia (or regular) cinnamon is a very rich source of coumarin, which can be harmful in large doses.

Cassia contains up to 1% coumarin, while Ceylon contains only a trace (about 0.004%) which is so low it’s often undetectable.

Exceeding the upper limit for coumarin is quite easy if you are consuming large amounts of Cassia cinnamon. In many cases just 1-2 teaspoons could bring you over the daily limit.

Therefore, if you regularly eat a lot of cinnamon or take a supplement that contains cinnamon, make sure it’s Ceylon and not Cassia.


Raspberry powder

Made from 100% pure raspberries.

Also known as Rubus idaeus, the raspberry belongs to the same botanical family as the rose and the blackberry. Observing the rich colour, sweet juicy taste, and antioxidant properties it is no wonder that the raspberry remains one of the world's most consumed berries.

Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fibre, low in calories, and supply you with a healthy dose of folic acid.

Furthermore, they are high in potassium, vitamin A, and calcium. They also contain reasonable amounts of vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, iron, manganese, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and copper.

Raspberries contain the antioxidants alpha and beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and choline.

Raspberries are also a good source of polyphenols such as anthocyanin, flavonols, and ellagitannins, which decrease oxidative damage from free radicals and have shown potential in studies for preventing or reducing risk of chronic diseases including cancer and heart disease.

Studies have shown that even small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods may be beneficial, and indicate a positive correlation between flavonoid intake in berries and memory improvement; they may also decrease the decline in cognitive ability related to aging.

Organic black pepper

 

Black pepper is a flowering vine of the Piper Nigrum plant and is native to Southeast Asia. Traditionally, it has been used in Indian cooking and herbal medicine for thousands of years.

It is thought that there is one essential benefit to taking Black Pepper: improved digestion and intestinal health.

Scientifically, it’s believed that black pepper stimulates the taste buds in the cephalic phase (chewing) of food consumption, which alerts the stomach of the arrival of food. This stimulus causes increased volumes of gastric secretions of hydrochloric acid, and thus improving digestion. By aiding normal digestive functions black pepper helps to increase digestion and absorption of nutrients, whilst helping in body weight control. It’s also thought to have beneficial effects for the liver by aiding the digestion of toxins, liver cleaning, and encouraging the circulation of blood through the micro-vasculature and capillaries of the liver.

Black pepper is antibacterial in nature, and therefore helps to cure cold and cough.

It's said that the piperine in black pepper helps to deal with depression and stimulates the brain by making it more active.

The spice also has Vitamin C, Vitamin A, flavonoids, carotenes and other antioxidants that help remove harmful free radicals and can protect the body from cancers and diseases.

 

Organic extra virgin olive oil

 

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the fruit of the Olea europaea, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean region, where whole olives are pressed to produce olive oil.

Extra virgin olive oil is the premium-grade olive oil and is produced from the first pressing of the olives. When using the best-sourced olives combined with organic production methods this is the highest potential quality available. It is unrefined, free from additives, and rich in oleic acid.

Olive oil has long been known for its many health benefits. The main type of fat found in olive oil is monounsaturated fat which has been found to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and may also help normalize blood clotting.

One study found that people who regularly consume olive oil are much less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, and hyperlipidaemia (high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels).

It was also found that regular olive oil intake helps reduce inflammation, endothelial dysfunction (problems with the inner linings of blood vessels), thrombosis, carbohydrate metabolism and it may protect the liver from oxidative stress.

Olive oil also appears to have a slight protective effect regarding the risk of depression and also protects the body against breast cancer, in contrast to other vegetable oils.


Organic virgin coconut oil

 

Virgin coconut oil is the oil extracted from the coconut without the application of heat. Virgin coconut oil is rapidly gaining in popularity throughout the world in comparison to ordinary coconut oil, and not without good reason.

Coconut oil has an unusually high amount of medium-chain fatty acids, or triglycerides (MCFAs or MCTs), which are harder for our bodies to convert into stored fat and easier for them to burn off than long-chain fatty acids or triglycerides (LCFAs or LCTs).

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, virgin coconut oil has potential antioxidant properties due to certain plant nutrients it contains called phenolic compounds.
All coconut oils are not created equal, however. Partially hydrogenated coconut oil is just as harmful as other highly processed oils containing trans-fat and clearly have a negative impact on our health.

Refined coconut oil, is extracted from chemically bleached and deodorised coconut meat. Virgin coconut oil, on the other hand, is extracted from the fruit of

fresh, mature coconuts without using high temperatures or chemicals. It is considered unrefined and may paint an entirely different picture regarding impact on our health. In general it is advisable to stay away from refined seed- and vegetable oils. These fats contain excessive amounts of Omega-6 fatty acids, which can drive oxidation and inflammation in the body. If the fats are hydrogenated, that makes them even worse.

Hydrogenated (trans) fats are among the nastiest, unhealthiest substances you can put into your body.


Organic popcorn kernels

Popcorn is a type of corn kernel, which explosively expands and “puffs up” when heated. Archaeologists have discovered that people have known about popcorn for thousands of years. Popcorn is made from whole-grain, which provides fibre and complex carbohydrates for energy and stamina.

Our popcorn kernels are air-popped. This has a lot more healthy advantages compared to oil popped popcorn because less oil is necessary and the calorie count can be easily reduced.

The health benefits of popcorn are mainly derived from its impressive content of polyphenolic compounds, fibre, antioxidant, manganese, and magnesium content.
It also contains a fair amount of proteins, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and Iron.

Popcorn is said to lower cholesterol levels, controls blood sugar and improve digestion.

Adding to popcorn's wholesome reputation, researchers at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania reported in 2012 that popcorn has more antioxidant substances called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables.


Raw organic Madagascan bourbon vanilla powder

 

Our Vanilla powder is of the highest quality and comes from the Sambava region in Madagascar.

Vanilla is not just a fragrant spice as there are many associated benefits.
For example, natural vanilla extract contains numerous antioxidants, including vanillic acid and vanillin.

Be aware of the ingredient description “natural flavourings” widely used on labels. They are not as natural as you might think. It turns out that, after all the

processing and manufacturing, natural flavouring ingredients aren't much different to artificial ones.

The largest difference is that natural flavours come from natural sources — the original ingredient is found in nature and then purified and extracted and added back into the food.

Basically, the difference between natural and artificial flavour is tiny, though natural flavours haven't been proven to have any negative effects on health unlike artificial ones.

We want to keep our snacks as pure and unprocessed as possible and that’s why we don’t use natural flavourings.


Organic white wine vinegar


There are many health benefits related to wine vinegar.

Since it is made from wine, this type of vinegar keeps some of the qualities and benefits associated with wine. Wine is known for its ability to slow down the aging process, improve the functioning of lungs, clean the arteries, prevent coronary heart disease and prevent certain types of cancer.

Studies performed in Europe have shown that wine vinegar can significantly lower the glycemic index when it was consumed along with a meal. Diets maintaining low glycemic index are an efficient way to prevent type-2 diabetes some forms of cardiovascular disease.

Wine vinegar contains the same antioxidants as wine, namely resveratrol and catechins. These antioxidants have been proven to be very useful in protection of cardiovascular health.


Organic dried chives

 

Chives are herbaceous perennial herbs native to Europe, North America, and Asia which form densely packed clumps of thin hollow glaucous green tubular leaves.

Our dried chopped chives have a mild onion aroma and taste. Chives are members of the same plant family as garlic, leek, and onions.

They contain mild natural antibiotic, antiseptic, and fungicidal properties and are full of Vitamin C. Chive leaves also contain digestive enhancing properties and can be used to aid your digestion.

 

 

 Organic dried onion powder

 

Our finely milled onion powder is made from 100% dried onions and has a gorgeous sweet aroma.

Onion powder has high levels of calcium. Calcium is necessary to keep the bones healthy, blood pressure regulated, promote bone health as well as supporting the functioning of the nervous system.

Onion powder is beneficial for health as it is rich in manganese (an element which is necessary to keep the bone tissues healthy), helps in improving the metabolism and contains nutrients which help in blood coagulation. Lack of manganese can lead to diabetes, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

Since onions are rich in potassium, the powder is beneficial for healthy bones and a healthy heart. Consuming a good amount of onion powder helps regulate the blood pressure levels in your body.

It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate and last but not least fibre which aids in better digestion.


Organic raw cocoa powder

 

Raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa but removes the fat (cacao butter).

Unfortunately, roasting changes the molecular structure of the cocoa bean, reducing the enzyme content and lowering the overall nutritional value.

Our pure raw cacao powder is made from premium cocoa beans. It is non-alkalised, meaning not alkali-processed or “dutched” unlike many other available cocoas on the market. Dutched cocoa can have as few as half the phytonutrients because the alkali can damage flavonoids.

Raw cacao is bursting with nutrients making it one of nature’s most perfect Superfoods, playing host to a blend of antioxidants, flavonoids, nutrients and minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Flavonoids are part of a powerful group of antioxidants known as polyphenols, and according to Medical News Today, cocoa is one of the highest polyphenol containing foods.

Cocoa may boost serotonin levels which is the neurotransmitter that antidepressants target and acts as a mood elevator.

It may help fight cancer, heart disease, and ageing through its antioxidant boosting effect. Possible additional cocoa benefits are lowering LDL cholesterol, reducing the risk of blood clots, increasing blood flow to the arteries, lowering high blood pressure and boosting cognitive performance.


Organic maple syrup

 

Maple syrup is derived from the sap of maple trees. It is minimally processed and not stripped of micronutrients and minerals.

Unlike refined cane sugar, which undergoes a long and complex process in order to be condensed into crystalized sugar, maple syrup is a more natural, unrefined product.

And as you probably know, high fructose corn syrup is not a natural or healthy choice, and neither are artificial sweeteners.

Care must also be taken with agave syrup because of its high fructose content which can be tough for the liver.

Maple Syrup is has very low fructose sugars so it is especially suitable for those who follow a FODMAP diet.
The glycemic index score of maple syrup is about 54, compared to a score of about 65 for regular cane sugar. This means that one benefit of maple syrup nutrition is that it impacts your blood sugar levels a bit less drastically than table sugar does.

Maple syrup also supplies some trace minerals and antioxidants, while sugar lacks both of these. When used in appropriate amounts, maple syrup nutrition benefits can include the ability to lower inflammation, supply nutrients and better manage blood sugar.

Scientists have found that maple syrup phenolics, the beneficial anti-oxidant compounds, inhibit two carbohydrate hydrolysing enzymes that are relevant to Type-2 diabetes management.

Maple syrup contains zinc and manganese in fairly high amounts, in addition to potassium and calcium. Zinc can help fight illness and improve immunity since it keeps your level of white blood cells up, while manganese plays a crucial role in

fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, blood sugar regulation, as well as brain and nerve function.

A new study shows that a phenolic-rich extract from maple syrup dramatically enhances antibiotic action against infection-causing bacteria.

 

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