Our Ingredients

6 Key Facts About Our Healthy Snacks

1. Fresh
We make our snacks fresh in small batches.

2. Nutritious
We use nutrient-dense ingredients that are high in vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and more.

3. Clean
We don’t use anything artificial ever. Our ingredient lists are short, free of additives and easy to understand.

4. Balanced
A balanced nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle. Our snacks provide well-balanced amounts of complex carbs, fibers, healthy fats and complete proteins.

5. Organic
All of our snacks contain many certified organic ingredients.

6. Local
We use local ingredients where available and source imported ingredients from as close to the farms as possible. 

Learn more about the amazing health benefits of the ingredients found in our products:

Almonds

Our almonds come from the San Joaquin Valley in Northern California. We use natural sliced and whole almonds with their skin on. Almonds contain significant levels of copper, iron and magnesium and calcium as well as healthy monounsaturated fats. They have a number of important health benefits, including the ability to protect heart health, increase circulation, strengthen the bones, protect the skin, aid digestion, and help to control blood sugar levels. Almonds have also been connected to boosting cognitive performance and reducing oxidative stress in the body.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts have an impressive nutritional profile and are well known for their exceptional high selenium content. One average brazil nut alone contains almost 100 mcg or 175% of the recommended daily value (DV) of selenium! Adequate selenium in the diet can help prevent coronary artery disease, liver cirrhosis, and cancers. Selenium stimulates the activity of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant compound that can remove free radicals from the skin cells that cause wrinkles. Their high zinc content has been shown to protect against acne or lessen its appearance. In addition to selenium, brazil nuts contain high levels of other minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc as well as many vitamins and monounsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. Brazil nuts can boost the immune system and overall health, help in proper function of the thyroid gland, help prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes, helps in cellular growth, repair and wound healing and helps to prevent constipation, bloating and colon cancer. We use medium to large-sized raw brazil nuts from South America.

Cashews

Cashews are native to the Brazil’s Amazon rain forest but are cultivated on a commercial scale in Brazil, Vietnam, India, and many African countries. We use extra large, fancy cashews. Cashews are a powerhouse of proteins, essential minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids which help lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol in the blood. Cashews are a good source of magnesium, which is vital for the healthy development of bones, muscles, tissues, and organs of the body. Magnesium helps to maintain blood pressure, boost the immune system, maintain the nerve function, and keep the bones strong. It also is involved in metabolic functions, influences the insulin activity and regulates the blood sugar levels of the body. Cashews contain antioxidants like anacardic acids, cardanols, and cardols which makes them effective for people undergoing treatments for tumor and cancer. Cashews are also good in many essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin, and thiamin (vitamin B-1). Pyridoxine reduces the risk of homocystinuria, and sideroblastic anemia. These vitamins are also essential for the metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrates at the cellular level. Cashews contain zinc, which plays a vital role in the strengthening of the immune system against microbial infections, protein synthesis, and the healing of wounds.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are wildly known to been a superfood, but what makes them so special? They contain almost all of the essential nutrients that deem critical to optimum growth and development such as protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals at right proportions. The essential omega 3-fatty acid in chia is α-linolenic acid (ALA). Studies found that omega-3 fatty acids such as ALA by virtue of their anti-inflammatory actions help lower blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon, and prostate cancers risks. Chia seeds also contain many antioxidants as ferulic acid, caffeic acid and quercetin and are also an excellent source of vitamins as niacin, riboflavin, thiamin and folic acid and  a good source of essential minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, manganese and magnesium which play a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis and regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.

Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are rich in fiber, both soluble and insoluble fiber. While soluble fiber helps to maintain proper gastrointestinal functions, insoluble fiber plays a vital role in keeping the heart healthy by lowering serum LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. This benefit of flaxseed also aids in maintaining normal blood sugar levels for people suffering from diabetes. They are one of the top plant sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids such as α -linolenic acid (ALA). Regular intake of small portions of flax seeds in the diet can help to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood. Research studies have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids may help lower the risk of blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon and prostate cancers thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties. Flax seeds also contain lignans, a class of phytoestrogens considered to have antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties. They are an excellent source of vitamin-E, which is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of mucosa and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. Flax seeds also provide many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Thiamin is an essential co-factor for carbohydrate metabolism and helps prevent beriberi disease. Folates contribute to avoiding neural tube defects in the fetus when consumed during pre-conception period and pregnancy.

Goji Berries

Goji berries are certainly one of the most known superfoods nowadays. But does their actual nutritional profile justify their excellent image? They are indeed packed with an impressive list of essential nutrients, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The antioxidant carotenoids and flavonoids are found abundantly in goji berries. β -carotene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin and lutein play a vital role in protecting the skin and mucosa from free radical injury. They also contain the flavonoids quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, hesperidin and rutin, which act as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents. Zeaxanthin is a natural antioxidant which has UV (ultra-violet) rays filtering actions in the macula lutea portion of the retina in the eyes. Thus, it may offer protection from “age-related macular disease” (ARMD) in the elderly. Goji berries have exceptional levels of vitamin A, with 100g containing almost 900% of the recommended daily value (DV)! Vitamin-A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucosa. It is also an essential vitamin for good vision. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in this vitamin may help the human body protect against lung and oral cavity cancers. Goji berries also contain high levels of vitamin C, another natural anti-oxidant. Goji berries are also an excellent source of calcium and iron, which determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Calcium is an important mineral and essential constituent of bone and teeth and required by the body for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve impulse conduction. They also provide good amounts of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), thiamin niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin, all vitains that act as cofactors and help the human body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

Goldenberries

Our goldenberries, also known as Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana), are native to the South American Andes region. We source our goldenberries directly from Peru, bringing them to you as fresh as possible. They contain high amounts of the phenolic phytochemicals  flavones and anthocyanins, which have been found to have numerous health-benefiting effects against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases. Goldenberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. Research studies have shown that consumption of fruits rich in vitamin-C helps the human body develop immunity against infectious agents, and help scavenge harmful oxygen free radicals from the human body. They also contain smaller amounts of vitamin-A and the essential vitamins pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folates and thiamin (vitamin B-1). Goldenberries also contain moderate levels of minerals such as copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and potassium.

White Mulberries 

White mulberries are native to China but are cultivated in many parts of the world nowadays. They have a tart and sweet flavor and contain health-promoting phytonutrient compounds such as polyphenol pigment antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Mulberries provide high amounts of the phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals anthocyanins. Their consumption has been shown to have potential health effects against cancer, aging and neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes and bacterial infections. They also contain resveratrol, another polyphenol flavonoid antioxidant. Resveratrol protects against stroke risk by altering molecular mechanisms in the blood vessels; reducing their susceptibility to damage through reduced activity of angiotensin (a systemic hormone causing blood vessel constriction that would elevate blood pressure) but potentiating production of the vasodilator hormone, nitric oxide. They are an excellent source of vitamin-C, a natural anti-oxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation and fight harmful free radicals. Mulberries also provide health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, ß-carotene and a-carotene in small but significant amounts. These compounds help act as protect from harmful effects of oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Zeaxanthin, an important dietary carotenoid selectively concentrates into the retinal macula lutea, where it thought to provide antioxidant functions and protects the retina from the harmful ultraviolet rays through light-filtering actions. They are also an excellent source of iron, which as hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Other vitamins provided by mulberries are B-complex vitamins and vitamin K. They contain good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin and folic acid. These vitamins function as co-factors and help the human body in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats. They also a good source of minerals like potassium, manganese, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. The body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin kernels, also known as pepitas, are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) like oleic acid that helps lower bad LDL-cholesterol and increases good HDL-cholesterol in the blood. Pumpkin seeds contain about 30% protein and are an excellent source of amino acid tryptophan and glutamate. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is a beneficial neurochemical often labeled as nature’s sleeping pill. Glutamate is essential for the synthesis of gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA). GABA, an anti-stress neurochemical in the brain, helps reducing anxiety, nervous irritability, and other neurotic conditions.  Pumpkin seeds are also an excellent source of vitamin-E, which is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of mucosa and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals and of B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates. These vitamins work as cofactors for various enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism in the human body. Niacin helps in the reduction of LDL-cholesterol levels in the blood. Along with glutamate, it enhances GABA activity inside the brain, which in turn reduces anxiety and nervous irritability. Pumpkin seeds contain good amounts of essential minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.

Thompson Raisins

We only use Thompson Select Raisins from Central California. Thompson Select raisins are considered premium-grade raisins. They are naturally sun-dried, unsweetened and not treated with oil. There’s no sulphur dioxide added as preservative. We bring them to you just as nature provides them for us. Raisins provide high levels of catechins, a polyphenolic antioxidants. They help your body fight free radicals floating in the body and wreak havoc on the organ systems and cells. The high levels of potassium can help reduce the tension of blood vessels and decrease blood pressure. The dietary fiber in raisins can also help reducing hypertension. Raisins can help to regulate the release of leptin and ghrelin, which are the hormones responsible for telling the body when it’s hungry or full. They contain iron, which can help in the treatment of anemia.The many members of vitamin B complex found in raisins are essential for the formation of new blood. Their high copper content helps the formation of red blood cells. They also contain phenolic phytonutrients, which are known for their germicidal, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties and can help cure fevers by fighting viral and bacterial infections. These phytonutrients are also good for ocular health, as they protect the eyes from the damage caused by free radicals. Also helping are the levels of vitamin A, beta-carotene, and A carotenoid, all of which are essential for good ocular health.  Raisins are known to stimulate the libido and induce arousal, primarily due to the presence of an amino acid called arginine, which is beneficial in treating erectile dysfunction. Arginine also increases the levels of sperm motility, which can increase the chances of conception when engaging in sexual intercourse. Raisins are a good source of potassium and magnesium, which are two of the most common components of antacids because they are considered based on the pH scale. This helps to prevent increased acidit, which can be very harmful to the body as it may lead to a number of health problems such as boils, skin disease, damage to the internal organs, arthritis, gout, renal calculi, hair loss, heart diseases, tumors, and even cancer.

Sesame Seeds

Up to 50% of the fatty acids in sesame seeds are the mono-unsaturated oleic acids. Oleic acid helps lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good cholesterol” in the blood.Sesame seeds contain many health benefiting compounds such as sesamol, sesaminol, furyl-methanthiol, guaiacol, phenyl ethanthiol and furaneol, vinyl guacol and decadienal. Sesamol and sesaminol are phenolic anti-oxidants. All these compounds can help protecting the body from harmful free radicals. They are rich sources of many essential minerals. Calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper are especially concentrated in sesame seeds. Many of these minerals have a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities. Sesame seeds are an excellent sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and riboflavin. Niacin helps reduce LDL-cholesterol concentrations in the blood. Also, it enhances GABA activity inside the brain, which in turn helps reduce anxiety and neurosis.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acid linoleic acid and mono-unsaturated oleic acid that helps lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good cholesterol”. They are an excellent source of proteins loaded with fine quality amino acids such as tryptophan that are essential for growth, especially in children. Other health benefiting compounds in sunflower seeds are polyphenols such as chlorogenic acid, quinic acid and and caffeic acids. These natural anti-oxidants help remove harmful oxidant molecules from the body. Chlorogenic acid also helps reduce blood sugar levels by limiting glycogen breakdown in the liver. They are also a very rich source of vitamin-E; which is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. Sunflower seeds are very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. Niacin helps reduce LDL-cholesterol levels in the blood. Besides, it enhances GABA activity inside the brain, which in turn helps reduce anxiety and neurosis. Besides that, sunflower seeds are a good source of many essential minerals such as calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper. Many of these minerals play a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme secretion, hormone production as well as in the regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.

Walnuts

Our raw Walnuts come right from farms in Northern California. Walnuts are a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids (about 72%) like oleic acid and an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and arachidonic acids. Regular consumption of walnuts in the diet may help in lowering total as well as LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood. This makes our Raw Unsalted Deluxe Mixed Nuts an excellent source of omega-3 ALA, as it contains 733mg of ALA per serving, which is 46% of the 1.6g Daily Value for ALA. Research studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids with their anti-inflammatory actions may help lower blood pressure, reduce coronary artery disease and stroke risk and offer protection from breast, colon and prostate cancers. On top of that, walnuts are a rich source of many phytochemical substances that may contribute to their overall antioxidant activity, including melatonin, ellagic acid, vitamin-E, carotenoids, and polyphenolic compounds. These compounds are known to have potential health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases. They are also an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in γ -tocopherol. Vitamin-E is a powerful antioxidant essential for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucosa and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-induced free radicals. Walnuts also are a rich source of minerals such as manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.