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Superfood Education FAQ

 

What’s a superfood?

A superfood is a nutrient-dense, calorie-sparse food that benefits health and well-being. Superfoods are usually exotic and are not commonly found in your conventional grocery store.

We believe that the best superfoods are certified organic, non-GMO, and raw if possible.

A key superfood characteristic is being incredibly high in antioxidants, vitamins or other phytochemicals that are a diminishing part of the standard American diet.

Many of our superfoods have been a staple of indigenous cultures for thousands of years. The people consuming them felt the benefits and understood the positive impact they had.

It is our quest to make these foods available to everyone who wants a natural solution to improve their energy, immunity, longevity, and overall well-being.

The easiest way to begin adding superfoods to your diet is with Superfood Smoothie Mix - our custom blend of 13 popular and potent superfoods.

 

Which superfoods are right for me?


A great way to explore the world of superfoods is to think about what benefits you seek.

Our Shop By page has an assortment of benefits, departments, and nutrients that make it easy to navigate our long list of products.

You can sort by Immunity, Energy, Longevity & Vitality, Digestion, Women’s Health, or look for products that are a good source of Vitamin B12, Protein, Selenium, Omega Fatty Acids, or Adaptogens.

Click here to see all categories and read more about our products.

We also have several Superfood Blends that are a convenient and delicious way to add an assortment of superfoods into your daily diet. Superfood Smoothie Mix has 13 superfoods, Supergreens has 19 green superfoods.

Click here to explore all superfood blends.

We also have a wide variety of recipes if you want to know how to make healthy Nice Cream, Vegan Cookie Dough Balls, or a Black Bean Quinoa Burger. This is a great way to explore the possibilities of our superfoods.

Click here to see our superfood recipes.

Still not sure? Give us a call! Our superfood experts are here to answer your questions and help you out.

888-729-3663 | nature@sunfood.com

 

What does Organic & Non-GMO mean?


Organic food is produced without using harmful or toxic pesticides, sewage sludge or petroleum-based synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), bioengineering, or ionizing radiation.

This means any food that is Certified Organic is guaranteed to also be Non-GMO. But not vice-versa.

Organically farmed food is also healthier for you and better for the planet.

Studies show that organically grown food has higher amounts of Vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron – all nutrients vital for healthy functioning of our bodies.

Organic farmers are focused on preserving the soil for future generations by farming in a way that sustains nutrients and harbors beneficial organisms (like worms!). Organic farming neither causes nor leads to soil erosion, groundwater contamination, ocean dead zones, or loss of biodiversity.

Organic farmers are required to use Integrated Pest Management practices, protect wildlife, promote biodiversity, and work to improve and maintain native ecosystems.

Read more here https://www.ccof.org/organic/why-organic

10 Reasons Organic Food is Safe

  1. Organic System Plans – Each certified organic farm must have a plan that describes all aspects of the farm, including measures taken to prevent pathogenic contamination of crops and water.
  2. Traceability – Certified organic producers and processers keep extensive records so they can trace their products from the field to point of sale.
  3. Sanitation – Organic production permits antimicrobial steps such as pasteurization, equipment sanitation, and steam sterilization to lower pathogen contamination.
  4. Manure and Compost – Organic food is more strictly regulated than conventional food in terms of use of manure as fertilizer. No raw manure is used in organic systems without an extended waiting period between application and harvest.
  5. No Sewage Sludge – The use of sewage sludge is prohibited in organic farming.
  6. Microbial Balance – Beneficial microbes keep soil in balance, providing good nutrition to crops and keeping pathogens and microbes in check.
  7. Biodiversity – Creating a more diverse ecosystem by adding hedgerows, vegetative buffers, and diversified cropping systems will improve microbial balance and water filtration, and produce more nutritional food.
  8. Livestock – Organic regulations do not allow confined cattle feeding operations, considered to be one of the primary sources of E. coli 0157. Organic standards also do not allow routine use of antibiotics, which can lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of E. coli and other foodborne pathogens.
  9. No Toxic Pesticides – Toxic pesticides are prohibited in organic farming.
  10. No GMOs – The use of genetic engineering is prohibited in organic food, meaning that consumers are not at risk of possible associated risks.


Learn more here https://www.ccof.org/organic

 

What is a raw food?


Foods we carry that are “Raw” have not been processed with heat above 118°F, meaning they are not cooked, baked, roasted, or toasted. They are harvested, processed, and made safe to eat without heat or chemicals.

We believe a low temperature process helps our superfoods retain their enzymatic activity and boosts nutritional potency.

We also believe in carrying the highest quality superfoods in the world, even if they’re not raw. There are several non-raw superfoods we’ve discovered are higher quality than their raw counterparts. These non-raw superfoods still provide amazing health benefits, and are sourced from organic, non-GMO farms.

 

What is the Sunfood™ Difference?


Quality. Sustainability. Education. Community.

Quality
The first thing you’ll notice about Sunfood Superfoods is our quality. We secure the highest quality food from the highest quality farmers around the world, and put each batch through our internal quality assurance. Colors and flavors will vary, as will any organically farmed product, but we hold ourselves to an exceptionally high standard of acceptance.

Even our packaging is specially designed to keep our food fresher for longer. We don’t use basic plastic pouches, our pouches have a barrier that is 100% UV, moisture & oxygen proof. This means your superfoods will oxidize much slower and stay fresh and delicious for much longer.

Sustainability
We believe it’s our responsibility to ensure the farmers and communities we partner with are benefitting in the long term. We want our farmers to scale with us and to enrich the lives of the people in their local areas. As we grow, they will too.

Our Chief Operations Officer, Chad, visits our partner farms to see their operations and to offer guidance with his expertise. To witness these rural and often remote villages in person helps keep our mission in perspective.

Education
Because the foods and products we sell come from distant lands and small farms unknown to most people, it’s also our duty to educate our customers. Sometimes it’s hard to even pronounce the names of these superfoods, let alone understand the health benefits.

We think a smart and savvy consumer is the best kind of customer. We want to help people understand why these superfoods are so amazing. Our packaging has details about each product, we have a huge archive of articles on our website, we create recipes and videos showing how to use superfoods, and our Customer Support team is available by phone, chat and email to answer questions.

Community
Our aim is to foster a community of well-being experts, full of people who see that Mother Nature has provided us with an enormous array of resources to improve our health. Through our email list, social media, word of mouth and any way we can, it’s our goal to expand and enrich the lives of people seeking natural health alternatives.

The Father of Modern Medicine said it best,

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates