WHAT ARE SUPERFOODS?
Superfoods are incredibly nutrient-rich and offer a wide variety of essential micronutrients in high quantities. They are packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and a variety of vitamins and minerals.
All superfoods have different nutritional profiles, but combined with a healthy diet they help our bodies maintain a healthy balance.
Green Origins searched the world to bring you
nature’s finest foods; traveling across continents in
pursuit of 100% pure, ethically-sourced superfoods,
with exceptionally high nutritional profiles.
Spirulina is a natural, blue-green algae that harnesses energy from sunlight to fuel its growth. As one of the most protein-dense plant foods available and a rich source of micronutrients, it really is one of the world’s best, and original, superfoods. Cultivated and harvested in pure, freshwater pools, this minimally processed spirulina is dried into a naturally nutritious powder. May contain naturally occuring sulphites.
ACAI BERRY POWDER
Acai berry is a small purple fruit native to the Amazon rainforest. This acai is typically wild-harvested by cooperatives in South America and Green Origins has chosen the Euterpe Precatoria variety due to its higher antioxidant count and lower fat level than standard acai (Euterpe Oleracea). In fact, this type of acai berry has one of the highest ORAC values (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) of any food.
50gr & 125gr
Baobab is a nutritious fruit with a citrusy flavour that grows on the African 'Tree of Life'. Green Origins sources their baobab from a producer with a vision for conservation. They employ over 1000 women from local communities in Southern Africa who make an income from harvesting the baobab fruit; providing sustainable livelihoods for hundreds of households. The baobab fruit is minimally processed; the seeds are removed and the fruit is simply sieved to create a natural powder.
Cacao is best known as the main ingredient in chocolate. Many people enjoy cacao nibs when they crave a natural chocolate treat. Grown in South America, the cacao beans are fermented to enhance their rich flavour and then broken into small pieces, known as nibs – a natural alternative to chocolate chips!
Wheatgrass powder is produced from the young leafy shoots of the wheat plant. This wheatgrass is grown in rich and fertile soil and harvested when it reaches its nutritional peak. 10kg of fresh leaves produces 1kg of this wheatgrass powder and unlike wheatgrass juice powder Green Origins preserves the fibre from the leaves, providing a high fibre powder.
Coconut sugar can be used as a replacement for refined white sugar. It has a similar flavour to brown sugar, with hints of caramel. This coconut sugar is 100% pure and is made from the nectar of the blossom that grows on the coconut palm tree. Farmer cooperatives are involved in growing and harvesting the coconut nectar. It is an important product for local communities, providing much-needed income.
Cacao butter is the natural fat extracted from the cacao bean. It has a subtle chocolate flavour and is used as an ingredient in chocolate making and increasingly in beauty products. Grown in South America, the cacao beans are fermented to enhance their rich flavour. The beans are then broken and ground into a paste that is pressed to extract the butter.
Maca is an ancient Peruvian root that Incan warriors were said to have consumed for stamina and endurance. It is high in fibre and has a rich, malty flavour that combines well with cacao. It grows high in the Peruvian Andes and is able to survive during extreme weather conditions. After harvesting it is slowly air dried and then milled into a powder.
Cacao is best known as the main ingredient in chocolate. Cacao powder is very versatile, and many people add it to their diet when they crave a natural chocolate treat. Grown in South America, the cacao beans are fermented to enhance their rich flavour. The natural fat (cacao butter) is then removed and the remaining cacao is delicately ground to form a rich powder.
90gr & 250gr
Quinoa, is a great wheat-free alternative to starchy grains. Green Origins uses the Royal Quinoa variety, which is recognised as the highest quality quinoa available. Compared to standard quinoa, Royal Quinoa is larger, has a more nutty flavour and produces a fluffier grain when cooked.
200gr & 500gr
Turmeric is an ancient Indian spice that has been widely used in herbal remedies for centuries. I has a warm, peppery taste and contains curcumin, the active ingredient that gives turmeric its vibrant color. Green Origins uses 100% whole turmeric root, that has been ground to form a powder, with nothing else added. Consume with black pepper to aid the absorption of turmeric's natural cucumin content.