Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014

After attending each Expo East and Expo West trade show, I name my Top 5 Organic Food Products. And for the last two shows, I have had my friend Vani Hari of Food Babe give her critique of my picks as well.

Below is a quick recap of my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014 but please watch the video above to get my full assessment of all of the products.

It is important to understand that many of these products are very new and may not be available for a short period of time.

Jacob’s Raw lime cilantro salsa is available at various independent health food stores in New England, New York, and in the mid-atlantic region of the U.S. Beginning on November 1st, it will be available at all Fairway markets.

SugaVida is currently rolling out its distribution in the U.S. and will be available at retailers nationwide by the end of October or beginning of November. The company’s website will soon have a list of all locations where it is sold.

Garden of Flavor’s tomato tonic is expected to be on shelves in all of its participating retailers by November 1st.

The gluten-free, veganic rice flour by One Degree Organic Foods is expected to be available nationwide this fall.

The sprouted, gluten-free granola by Girls on the Farm is currently available for purchase on the company’s website. Click on “Shop Online” and then click on the “Sprouted Grain” button.


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  • Jerry Johnston says:

    One of your readers who commented on the rice flour asked about arsenic. This is a big deal because Mike Adams, of Natural News, with his full blown Science Lab has some pretty sophisticated equipment of which he can detect heavy metals in foods. Heavy metals is field that is not understood well because the effects of small amounts of heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, lead, and many others have subtle to alarming side effects on the people that consume them, and of course the effects are also based on how healthy the person is toxicity wise. Also the combination of heavy metals can reek havoc. I’ve seem a slim very good looking young 25 year old lady, who had just graduated as a Naturopathic Dr., from Bastyr Univ. here in Seattle, have too many heavy metals in her blood and the poor girl hadn’t slept in days and has had frequent bouts with sleep deprivation and it was from the heavy metals, which she had removed with a detox. Anyway, rice from China is always high in lead, arsenic, and whatever else Mike Adams found, and it was consistent over time, so the problem is with their environment and not a singe grain or single field of which it’s grown out of. So careful on rice anything, if it comes form China.

  • Tammi says:

    LOVE these new products coming out! Can’t wait to try the fermented salsa!!!

  • Terri Kosinski says:

    I buy all my organic flours at “Wegman’s” which is a supermarket in Pa., N.Y. but you can most likely buy organic brown rice flour from many health food stores. Make sure it is “certified Organic” then you do not have to worry about arsenic.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      “Certified Organic” does not take into account the arsenic levels. I always buy brown rice and brown rice products from California. Those have tested the best while brown rice from China, even if organic, has tested the worst.

      Live well,

  • huguette says:

    I enjoy news about new organic foods, it’s all I buy.
    Is the rice flour made of rice that has no arsenic?

    do you know where we can find some?


    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Huguette,

      Organic arsenic is unavoidable because it occurs naturally. What you want to be on the lookout for is rice tested high in inorganic arsenic. As I mentioned above, I try to buy organic brown rice from California.

      Live well,

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