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Wolfgang Puck Organic Tortilla Soup

Wolfgang Puck Organic Tortilla Soup

Dietary Needs:
Gluten Free

Wolfgang Puck soups include only the finest ingredients to create a superb line of restaurant-quality, all natural and organic soups, stocks and broths. This organic tortilla soup is a Southwest-inspired soup with black beans, and just the right amount of spice. These cans are not BPA-free.

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

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Company: Wolfgang Puck

Category: Soup

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Health Valley Organic Soups

Health Valley Organic Soups

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

For nearly 40 years, Health Valley Organic has used sustainable agricultural practices to bring healthy food from the land. All products are USDA-certified organic products don't have any artificial chemicals, flavors, colors, synthetic pesticides, or genetically modified ingredients. This brand has started using BPA-free can linings in some products and has set a timeline to remove BPA from all packaging in the near future. We love all of this!

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

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Company: Health Valley

Category: Soup

Posted: January 7, 2012

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XyloSweet Sweetener

XyloSweet Sweetener

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

XyloSweet, a xylitol-based sweetener, is the sweetest of all bulk sugar substitutes. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that comes from the birch tree. It is currently used in many sugar-free products and is increasingly gaining acceptance as an alternative sweetener; using it actually helps reduce the development of dental cavities by protecting the enamel on the teeth. It is very low on the glycemic index and is slowly absorbed and partially used by the body. It can be used cup for cup in place of sugar in any recipe. We like xylitol over the other sugar alcohols like erythritol because because it comes from the birch tree and not from corn.

Company Website: http://www.xlear.com/XyloSweet

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Company: Xylosweet

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Ancient Harvest Quinoa

Ancient Harvest Quinoa

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

Twenty years ago, the Quinoa Corporation reintroduced quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) to the world. Today, Ancient Harvest is the leading source for high quality organic quinoa. With 1,800 varieties of quinoa available, not all quinoa is created equal. Look for the quality and commitment behind the Quinoa Corporation's own brand, Ancient Harvest quinoa, for the best quinoa products available. Quinoa is a non-allergenic grain, safe for the candida diet, low-carb diets, diabetics and vegans. It is higher in protein than any other grain. Far and away, quinoa is our favorite grain for health. It also tastes great. To make it even healthier, soak it in water for 1-8 hours before cooking to activate enzymes and decrease phytic acid.

Company Website: http://www.quinoa.net/

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Company: Ancient Harvest

Category: Whole Grains

Posted: January 7, 2012

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Aunt Patty's Organic Agave Syrup

Aunt Patty's Organic Agave Syrup

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

While agave is touted as a natural fructose sweetener, it actually undergoes fairly rigid processing and manufacturing. After the Westin A Price Foundation research stated that agave must be processed through the liver in the same way as high fructose corn syrup, we don’t actively promote or support it any longer. We recommend raw honey and organic maple syrup over agave these days but still use it in some of our recipes. Aunt Patty's agave is farmed in a sustainable manner where the agave plant is harvested but left in the ground to regenerate for next season. Aunt Patty's Certified Organic Agave Syrup is also certified Kosher and is available in retail and industrial quantities.  Agave nectar is 1.4x sweeter than sugar. It is an amber nectar that is certified organic and GMO-Free. It is stable, non-crystallizing and quick dissolving.

Company Website: http://www.auntpattys.glorybee.com/

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Company: Aunt Patty's

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: January 7, 2012

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