The only almonds allowed in our nut butters are whole, natural California Almonds. Why? Glad you asked! Keeping the almonds whole preserves nutrition content and prevents oxidation. To further preserve nutrition, we dry our almonds at a low temperature. Almonds provide vitamin E, fiber, copper, phosphorous and riboflavin. Better yet, almonds are the highest in protein among all tree nuts. See why we emphasize preserving the nutritional value?
Our 100% Organic Peanuts are a great source of concentrated protein, rich in energy and packed with nutrients, phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins for optimum health. Additionally, peanuts contain antioxidant levels that compare to the levels found in superfruits like pomegranates and blackberries. Does that make peanuts a superlegume?
Organic Sunflower Seeds
Believe it or not, sunflower seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are filled with protein, fiber, all B vitamins, and vitamin E. Vitamin E alone provides its own array of benefits, by neutralizing free radicals throughout the body, and having anti-inflammatory effects.
I bet you thought that cashews were nuts. Wrong! They’re actually the seeds of cashew apples, which (brace yourself) look similar to regular old apples. Cashews have an impressive amount of copper, which is important for energy production and antioxidant defenses. Other micronutrients in cashews include phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and zinc. Though they’re not technically a nut, we’re pretty nuts about the benefits of cashews. (You must have been expecting a nut pun in here somewhere, right?)
Organic Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are the seeds of the same plant known for its durable fiber. These little champs have the perfect ratio of omega 3’s and omega 6’s. Plus, they’re a rare plant source of complete protein and tons of other nutrients. (Oh, and no need to worry - contrary to some beliefs, industrial hemp contains almost no THC. Glad we had this talk.)
Organic Chia Seeds
With a name that means “strength” in ancient Mayan and an ability to provide sustained energy, you better believe chia seeds were going into our nut butters! Somehow (presumably through some type of wizardry), one ounce of these lil’ guys packs in 4g of protein, 5g of Omega-3’s, antioxidants, along with manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Organic Goji Berries
Goji berries have earned their status as a “superfruit” because they are the single most nutritionally dense fruit on earth. Not only do they contain all nine essential amino acids, but they have vitamin C, iron, calcium, and zinc, and have a higher concentration of protein than any other fruit. Finally, to top off the power held in this little berry, it also has mighty antioxidant properties. It might not be the fountain of youth it was once thought to be, but with nutrition like this it’s no wonder it has been famed for increasing longevity.
Tradition calls it the “Gold of the Incas,” we call it “tasty magic fruit.” Lucuma is a subtropical fruit with a maple-like taste that we use as a low-glycemic sweetener. But under that sweet, sweet exterior, lucuma packs a nutrient-dense punch with B3, beta carotene, iron, and protein. Lucuma is even a popular ice cream flavor in some South American countries! You can file that one away under “Trivia Answers I May Someday Need.”
Organic Coconut Sugar
If we’re talking calories, sugar is sugar. But if you’re going to have a little sugar, coconut sugar may be the best way to go. It’s made from the sap of the flower on the coconut palm, so it retains some of its short chain fatty acids and small amounts of nutrients like iron and potassium. But the superstar of the coconut sugar show is a fiber called Inulin, which is considered a prebiotic, meaning it supports beneficial microorganisms in the gut.
Organic Sustainable Palm Oil
We use USDA Certified palm oil to make our butters smooth and consistent. Additionally, palm is a rich source of natural antioxidants which help scavenge damaging oxygen free radicals. To preserve this property, our oil is physically extracted by mechanical pressing versus chemical extraction which can degrade antioxidants. You may have heard of all the destruction palm oil is causing. But that’s not the full story. Done right, organic palm oil can be one of the most sustainable and beneficial oils in the world, nurturing animals, people, communities and the environment. Learn more.
Organic Sunflower Oil
Not only is it hard to beat a bag of sunflower seeds at a baseball game, their oil has many health benefits because it is low in saturated fat and high in two types of fatty acids: polyunsaturated (PUFAs) and monounsaturated (MUFAs). PUFAs include omega-3s and omega-6s which can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. MUFAs may reduce heart disease and are commonly found in olive oil which helps make the Mediterranean diet healthy. Now that's something we can all get behind!
Brown Rice Protein Powder
Some call Maca a superfood or an adaptogen - we just call it a powerhouse! Maca (sometimes called Peruvian ginseng) is a dried root that’s packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, copper, iron, potassium, and B6.
Ahhh cinnamon. Beyond just smelling awesome, cinnamon offers unique benefits. It is credited with having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The best part? Just smelling cinnamon is shown to boost brain activity. That’s right. Now go get yourself a candle and thank us later.
Thanks to its high caffeine content, Guarana is like a super boost for your brain. The seeds of the Guarana plant are about the size of a coffee bean, but contain a higher concentration of caffeine than what is found in a coffee bean.
We don’t require this amino acid in our diets, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t offer potential benefits. L-Theanine, found most commonly in green tea, is being studied for its ability to potentially reduce the effects of stress, improve memory, and possibly boost mood.
Pink Himalayan Salt