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My Latest Concoction – Organic Black Sesame Seed Milk

My Latest Concoction - Organic Black Sesame Seed Milk

Earlier this year, I wrote a post talking about the tremendous health benefits of black sesame seeds. I love putting them on quinoa, millet, and on my salads, and they add a whole new dimension to whatever food that I am eating. Since Brazil nut milk and cashew milk are two drinks that I make […]

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Earlier this year, I wrote a post talking about the tremendous health benefits of black sesame seeds.

I love putting them on quinoa, millet, and on my salads, and they add a whole new dimension to whatever food that I am eating.

Since Brazil nut milk and cashew milk are two drinks that I make quite often, I started asking myself “What if I made a milk out of organic black sesame seeds?”

My immediate thought was that the taste would be too harsh or too strong, and that I would need to use a lot of honey or organic palm sugar to even it out.

Over the past week or so, I have been experimenting with black sesame seed milk and much to my surprise, I have been thrilled with the results. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

Top 5 Organic Products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

I just returned from the the 2012 Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California and saw some fantastic organic products. These five, however, really captured my attention. BIG TREE FARMS MORINGA POWDER There is no other company that brings a greater number of healthy, sustainable, and innovative products to the market than Big […]

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I just returned from the the 2012 Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California and saw some fantastic organic products.

These five, however, really captured my attention.

BIG TREE FARMS MORINGA POWDER

There is no other company that brings a greater number of healthy, sustainable, and innovative products to the market than Big Tree Farms.

Each year that I go to Expo West, I just shake my head in disbelief when company founders Ben Ripple and Frederick Schilling, two verifiable rock stars, show me their latest offerings. Not only do these guys set trends in the industry, but they are obsessive about employing manufacturing techniques that maximize nutrition levels.

While I could fill this entire post with Big Tree Farms products, the one that I left most excited about was their Tru Ra line of organic moringa, a green superfood that is almost beyond comparison – more Vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas. Read more »


Wellness Tonics D-Tox — This is the Future of Food

Wellness Tonics D-Tox -- This is the Future of Food

One of the things that I love to do when traveling is to stop by local organic supermarkets because each part of the country has a slightly different product mix. While the well-known products can be found coast to coast, there are many regional organic brands that do not yet have national distribution and are […]

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One of the things that I love to do when traveling is to stop by local organic supermarkets because each part of the country has a slightly different product mix.

While the well-known products can be found coast to coast, there are many regional organic brands that do not yet have national distribution and are only available close to where they are produced.

And there may be nothing more that I enjoy doing than discovering organic products, both new and established, that I have never seen before.

When visiting San Francisco this past week, I came across several interesting products (thanks Stephanie!) and one that I wanted to talk about today was a drink called Wellness Tonics D-Tox.

I discovered it in the Whole Foods – South of Market location, and the packaging and ingredient list immediately grabbed my attention.
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Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2012

Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2012

I see these five products, issues and technologies making some real noise in the organic food industry this year. AFRICAN SUPERFOODS In the U.S., we are very familiar and comfortable with superfoods from Latin America, such as maca, chia seeds, and acai. Yet, Africa has its own group of superfoods as well, and they are […]

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I see these five products, issues and technologies making some real noise in the organic food industry this year.

AFRICAN SUPERFOODS

In the U.S., we are very familiar and comfortable with superfoods from Latin America, such as maca, chia seeds, and acai.

Yet, Africa has its own group of superfoods as well, and they are only going to grow in popularity.

These extremely nutritious, protein-rich and antioxidant-heavy foods, such as moringa (above) and baobab, will become much more ubiquitous and prominent in 2012.

I have read that moringa has 10x the Vitamin A of carrots, 17x the calcium of milk, 15x the potassium of bananas, 25x the iron of spinach, and 4x the chlorophyll of wheatgrass. Read more »


Americans Continue to Make Organic Food a Priority in This Tough Economy, Whole Foods Price Comparison Study

Americans Continue to Make Organic Food a Priority in This Tough Economy, Whole Foods Price Comparison Study

A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Whole Foods Markets Inc., showed that Americans continue to spend money on organic food, in spite of the challenging economy. Out of the more than 2,000 individuals surveyed, – Nearly 3 out of 4 people wouldn’t compromise on the quality of the food that they […]

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A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Whole Foods Markets Inc., showed that Americans continue to spend money on organic food, in spite of the challenging economy.

Out of the more than 2,000 individuals surveyed,

– Nearly 3 out of 4 people wouldn’t compromise on the quality of the food that they buy.

– 72% of the respondents said they would continue to buy the same amount of natural and/or organic food as they always have.

– 24% of people said natural and/or organic food would make up more than a quarter of their total household food purchases this year.

The following results were particularly notable. Read more »


Thomson Reuters Poll: 58% of People Prefer Organic Food

Thomson Reuters Poll: 58% of People Prefer Organic Food

Thomson Reuters just released the results of a poll (link is a PDF) they completed and said that a majority of the U.S. population (58%) prefers organic food. Aside from the fact that this report is a serious victory for organic advocates, the data is truly fascinating. What stuck out to me the most was […]

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Thomson Reuters just released the results of a poll (link is a PDF) they completed and said that a majority of the U.S. population (58%) prefers organic food.

Aside from the fact that this report is a serious victory for organic advocates, the data is truly fascinating. What stuck out to me the most was that there is a clear preference for organic food by more educated and younger people. Key highlights include:

– Nearly 63% of people under the age of 35 prefer organic food.

– 38% of people over 65 prefer non-organic food. Read more »


My Saturday in Brooklyn at Smorgasburg – What a Great Day!!!

My Saturday in Brooklyn at Smorgasburg - What a Great Day!!!

Brooklyn Flea, which hosts some of the most popular flea markets in the city, recently expanded its offerings. The latest offshoot is called Smorgasburg, billed as a food market that “brings together New York State Greenmarket farmers and top New York City purveyors and chefs on the spectacular Williamsburg waterfront every Saturday.” Many of these […]

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Brooklyn Flea, which hosts some of the most popular flea markets in the city, recently expanded its offerings. The latest offshoot is called Smorgasburg, billed as a food market that “brings together New York State Greenmarket farmers and top New York City purveyors and chefs on the spectacular Williamsburg waterfront every Saturday.”

Many of these vendors were local food artisans but what interested me, of course, were the organic booths. Needless to say, the skyline of Manhattan and the gorgeous weather made for a spectacular afternoon at Smorgasburg.

These were the organic food vendors that I saw. Read more »