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Gold Mine Natural Foods Co Ohsawa Kombu

Gold Mine Natural Foods Co Ohsawa Kombu

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kombu is a sea vegetable that is easy to use and integrate into your cooking routine. High in iodine and minerals this 'sea jurkey' has a unique quality in cooking, harmonizing and enhancing flavors of the foods it’s prepared with. It also has the ability to help break down foods to make them easier to digest. We suggest using kombu like a bay leaf and adding a 3'' piece while cooking rice, beans or other grains. Pull the kombu piece out while the grains are finished cooking and discard.Kombu is vegan, raw, kosher and gluten free. This company also specializes in organic and "heirloom" grains. Heirloom-quality grains are varieties that have been grown for many generations, without hybridization of the strain or genetic alterations. Nice and natural, how it should be!

Company Website: http://www.goldminenaturalfoods.com

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Company: Gold Mine

Category: Raw Foods

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Luna Bar

Luna Bar

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free

LUNA bars are made with 70% USDA certified organic ingredients. They shoot for ingredients that retain more nutrients like essential vitamins and minerals, green tea extract, organic brown rice syrup, and nuts and seeds. While they are conscious about which nutrients are ideal for women such as folic acid and Vitamins A,B, C and D the protein source is soy. We would much rather see this company embrace a different plant based protein such as pea or hemp. Soy can have a negative impact on the body if it isn't fermented. We do like this company as they are active in supporting sustainable agriculture, they support the Breast Cancer Fund and Healthy Child Healthy World. A less processed bar would be a better choice.

Company Website: http://http://lunabar.com

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Company: Luna Bar

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Jay Robb Jay Bar

Jay Robb Jay Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

JayBAR is a protein bar without sugar, corn syrup, casein, artificial sweeteners, maltitol, acesulfame-K, evaporated cane juice, aspartame, or sucralose. We love that but think this bar is overly sweet tasting. They use xylitol in it which is a low-glycemic sweetener. The bar is made locally in San Diego with organic nut butters. Jay Robb products MOSTLY do not contain protein from cows treated with growth or hormone or antibiotics, which is the most important thing to look for.

Company Website: http://www.jayrobb.com

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Company: Jay Robb

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Gopals Japanese Power Wraps

Gopals Japanese Power Wraps

Dietary Needs:
Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

With Hawaiian ginger and spirulina and wasabi. Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Unpasturized Miso They are carefully hand wrapped and dehydrated to desired consistency; as most people like them somewhat soft. Dedicated to organic foods of the highest quality Gopal's Healthfoods is one of the leaders in the organic raw food industry. It is still one of the few companies that will actually soak and germinate most of its nuts and seeds so that you can get maximum nutrition and absorption from what you eat. You will find these products easily digestible and naturally flavorful, due to their high enzyme or life factor. All of Gopal's foods are uncooked, unprocessed, vegan, GMO free, wheat free, gluten free, and certified organic.

Company Website: http://gopalshealthfoods.com

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Company: Gopals

Category: Superfoods

Posted: January 24, 2012

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Go Raw Spirulina Energy Bar

Go Raw Spirulina Energy Bar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

All of Go Raw's foods are uncooked, unprocessed, vegan, GMO free, wheat free, gluten free, and certified organic. One cannot go wrong eating anything this company has to offer! All live (uncooked) foods have a higher nutritional value than they do when cooked. Living food also contains enzymes, which actually aid the digestion process, providing greater nutrient absorption. This bar is the Spirulina Energy Bar- Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients. It contains over 60% digestible vegetable protein. It has an extremely high concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron and trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA. These make spirulina a great whole food alternative to isolated vitamin and minerals. Other flavors include Live 'Granola' Bar, Live Pumpkin Bar, Real Live Flax Bar & Banana 'Bread' Flax. When sprouted, flax is arguably the healthiest seed on earth. One of nature's best sources of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, flax is also loaded with lignans (known for having antibacterial and anti-cancer properties), protein & fiber.

Company Website: http://www.goraw.com

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Company: Go Raw Freeland Foods

Category: Bars

Posted: January 24, 2012

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