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Lundberg’s Tri-Color Organic Quinoa is…..Grown in the U.S.

Lundberg's Tri-Color Organic Quinoa is.....Grown in the U.S.

While many of us try to buy as much local as we can, I am not opposed to purchasing organic foods that come from far away, such as coffee, cacao, acai, and quinoa. For the most part, these items are just not grown in the continental U.S. Or, so I thought. Recently, I was sent a bag […]

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While many of us try to buy as much local as we can, I am not opposed to purchasing organic foods that come from far away, such as coffee, cacao, acai, and quinoa.

For the most part, these items are just not grown in the continental U.S.

Or, so I thought.

Recently, I was sent a bag of Lundberg Family Farms’ organic tri-color quinoa and did a complete double-take when I saw that it was grown in California. I had absolutely no idea that quinoa was produced in this country and thought that it was exclusively harvested in the Andes in South America. (My assumption wasn’t too far off as Peru and Bolivia account for roughly 90% of the world’s quinoa production.)

Having witnessed quinoa explode in popularity – U.S. imports grew from 7.3 million pounds in 2007 to nearly 70 million pounds in 2013 – Lundberg decided to make a go of it here. Read more »


LuliTonix has Been Rolling Out Some Fantastic Drinks Lately

LuliTonix has Been Rolling Out Some Fantastic Drinks Lately

Last year, I said that LuliTonix, a NYC-based blended juice and elixir company, was one of two emerging organic beverage brands to watch. And given what I have witnessed since then, I definitely believe that this was the right call. LuliTonix is putting out some very innovative products, embracing powerful ingredients that are rarely used in beverages, such as […]

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Last year, I said that LuliTonix, a NYC-based blended juice and elixir company, was one of two emerging organic beverage brands to watch.

And given what I have witnessed since then, I definitely believe that this was the right call.

LuliTonix is putting out some very innovative products, embracing powerful ingredients that are rarely used in beverages, such as amla, broccoli microgreens, and moringa.

Even though the company does ship nationwide, LuliTonix is not widely known — just yet — outside of the NYC area and Manhattan wellness community. So, I thought I’d give you a look at some of its newer flavors.

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Eco-Friendly Fridays: Loliware has Invented the Future – An Edible Cup!

Eco-Friendly Fridays: Loliware has Invented the Future - An Edible Cup!

On a recent episode of the Living Maxwell Show on Periscope (please follow @livingmaxwell on Periscope), I interviewed Chelsea Briganti, co-founder of an absolutely fascinating company called Loliware. Loliware has invented the world’s first edible, biodegradable cup. Yes, a cup that you can eat! 

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On a recent episode of the Living Maxwell Show on Periscope (please follow @livingmaxwell on Periscope), I interviewed Chelsea Briganti, co-founder of an absolutely fascinating company called Loliware.

Loliware has invented the world’s first edible, biodegradable cup. Yes, a cup that you can eat!  Read more »


5 Organic Nut & Seed Butters You Ought to Know About

5 Organic Nut & Seed Butters You Ought to Know About

On Monday’s Living Maxwell Show on Periscope (please follow @livingmaxwell on Periscope), I talked about five fantastic, organic nut and seed butters that you ought to know about. While some of these organic brands may not be household names, I really appreciate the innovation and the flavor profile of each of them.

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On Monday’s Living Maxwell Show on Periscope (please follow @livingmaxwell on Periscope), I talked about five fantastic, organic nut and seed butters that you ought to know about.

While some of these organic brands may not be household names, I really appreciate the innovation and the flavor profile of each of them. Read more »


Zana Juices – The Most Impressive Drink I’ve Ever Seen

Zana Juices - The Most Impressive Drink I've Ever Seen

While shopping at my local organic market in New York City the other day, I spotted a drink that I had never seen before called Zana Juices. What immediately drew my attention wasn’t the large bottle size but rather its eye-popping price tag of $55 for 32 ounces. “$55 for what?” I asked myself.

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While shopping at my local organic market in New York City the other day, I spotted a drink that I had never seen before called Zana Juices.

What immediately drew my attention wasn’t the large bottle size but rather its eye-popping price tag of $55 for 32 ounces.

“$55 for what?” I asked myself. Read more »


Raw Food Central Makes One of My Favorite Snack Foods

Raw Food Central Makes One of My Favorite Snack Foods

There are certain products that I when I see in the market, I pull them off the shelf and put them into my basket without giving it a second thought. It is automatic. That is exactly what happens when I come across a bag of Curt’s Classic Snack Mix by Raw Food Central. I almost named […]

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There are certain products that I when I see in the market, I pull them off the shelf and put them into my basket without giving it a second thought. It is automatic.

That is exactly what happens when I come across a bag of Curt’s Classic Snack Mix by Raw Food Central.

I almost named Curt’s Classic Snack Mix as one of my Top 5 Organic Products from this year’s Natural Products Expo East several months ago but for some reason resisted. Quite possibly, it was because I wanted to dedicate an entire post to the product. Read more »


Cornucopia’s Yogurt Scorecard – Some Brands are Healthy, While Others aren’t Far from Junk Food

Cornucopia's Yogurt Scorecard - Some Brands are Healthy, While Others aren't Far from Junk Food

One misconception that the food industry would like us to believe is that ALL yogurt is healthy because of the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that the product contains. However, many of the largest food corporations have turned yogurt into quasi-junk food by adding ingredients such as artificial colors, chemical defoamers, milk from cows who have been raised […]

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One misconception that the food industry would like us to believe is that ALL yogurt is healthy because of the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that the product contains.

However, many of the largest food corporations have turned yogurt into quasi-junk food by adding ingredients such as artificial colors, chemical defoamers, milk from cows who have been raised on genetically-engineered feed, synthetic preservatives, carrageenan, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, and excessive levels of sugar.

Some “fruit yogurts” don’t even contain fruit!

Other yogurts may be afoul of the FDA’s official definition of yogurt and may not even be legally qualified to market themselves as “yogurt”.

All of this is detailed in The Cornucopia Institute’s groundbreaking report on yogurt called Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food.

In its exhaustive research piece, Cornucopia breaks the report down into five main sections: Read more »