Ingredients & Benefits

All our ingredients are selected for their evidence-based health benefits passed down generations and backed by modern nutritional science. 


Explore some of our key ingredient to learn about their nutritional benefits:

WALNUTS

Rich in: Omega-3, Manganese & Antioxidants

Cultivated since 4000BC for their therapeutic and nutritional properties, they have the highest antioxidant and Omega-3 levels among nuts. 
They are a complete functional food ingredient, containing macro and micronutrients. These bioactive compounds have a synergistic effect in preventing and delaying many age-related neurodegenerative diseases, cell-damaging oxidative stress and tumours.

Of all the nuts studied in PREDIMED (the largest interventional dietary trials ever performed), the researchers found the greatest benefits associated with walnuts, particularly in preventing cancer.

BARBERRY
Rich in: Berberine (alkaloid), Vitamin C, Iron, Anthocyanin

Used in Chinese medicine as early as 3000 BC, barberries hold 20 X the antioxidant capacity of dried blueberries, and 6.3 X that of goji berries.
Being very high in Vitamin C and berberine, an alkaloid, they are effective in strengthening the immune system and lowering bad cholesterol and blood glucose.

YACON
Rich in: prebiotic Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and antioxidants

Yacon, a native Andean therapeutic food since 500AC, contributes to gut health by feeding good bacteria, helps lower bad cholesterol and blood glucose and improves mineral absorption, consequently protecting against age-related chronic diseases.
What makes this low calorie, sweet-tasting tuberous root so unique and functional is that more than 40% of its carbohydrates are in the form of Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) which function as a prebiotic.
Research has shown that the consumption of these prebiotics promotes a positive modulation of the immune system, improving resistance to infections and allergic reactions.

FLAXSEEDS
Rich in: ALA Omega-3, Precursor of Lignans, Zinc, Magnesium

Hippocrates described their health benefits as early as 650BC. One of the oldest crops, Linum usitatissimum, the Latin name for flaxseeds, means ‘very useful’.
Sprouted and milled flaxseeds are especially high in ALA Omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fibre, antioxidants, proteins and are the richest plant source of lignans (phytoestrogens) which may have anti-cancer properties. Flaxseed oil does not have these which is why it is best to have milled seeds for maximum benefit.
Flaxseeds may help maintain normal blood sugar and cholesterol levels and a healthy immune system. Some studies have concluded it to be highly protective against breast cancer.

CACAO
Rich in: Antioxidant- catechins; procyanidins; resveratrol, magnesium

Used therapeutically in Mesoamerica since 600BC, cacao contributes to heart, brain and immune health, and protects against cell-damaging oxidative stress and inflammation.
Our own cacao blend includes Chocolat Madagascar, single estate Grand Cru de Sambirano which don’t contain emulsifiers or undergo chemical processing and alkalisation. This is to ensure the preservation of the delicate flavonoids. Being locally sourced and crafted, it is one of the most ethical and sustainable chocolates in the world!

APPLE
Rich in: Enzymes, Vitamins A, C, K & B7, Pectin fibre & Antioxidants.

Cultivated for millennia for their taste and nutrition, apples benefit gut health and protect against inflammatory disorders. 
They also help in lowering cholesterol and help protect cells against oxidative stress. Most of the antioxidants in apples are contained in the peels which is why we use whole unpeeled apples in our products.

GINGER
Rich in: Bioactive compounds, Phytochemicals, Digestive enzymes

Used for over 5000 years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for their therapeutic benefits, ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties making it preventative against many chronic diseases and tumours. 

CHICKPEAS
Rich in: Folate, Choline, Manganese, Soluble & Insoluble dietary fibre

Cultivated since 7000BC, chickpeas are one of the oldest known legumes.
They help lower bad cholesterol and can help improve mental health, memory, weight management and satiety.
Legumes are not only nutrient-dense but are also very rich in prebiotics, providing food for your gut microbiome to thrive. They help slow down the rate at which the sugars you consume hours later are absorbed in your system, hence blunting the sugar spike. This is called the ‘lentil effect’ or the ‘second-meal effect’. It is no accident that legume consumption is associated with slimmer waists and low blood pressure. Dr Michael Greger recommends 3 servings per day of either lentils, beans or legumes. They are also recommended by the American Institute for Cancer Research. 
Across a broad spectrum of regions and ethnicities, regular consumption of lentils, beans and legumes has been found to be the most consistent and reliable predictor of longevity.

PINEAPPLE
Rich in: Proteolytic enzymes–Bromelain & Actinidin, Vitamin C, Manganese, Antioxidants

Pineapple helps to reduce inflammation caused by infections and injuries and aids in the digestion and absorption of proteins.

KIWI
Rich in: Proteolytic enzyme–Actinidin, Vitamin C, Vitamin K

Kiwi helps: reduce DNA damage from oxidative stress, repair body tissues, support immune function and aid digestion and nutrient absorption.

LEMON & LIME
Rich in: Vitamin C, Potassium, Flavonoids, Antioxidants, Limonene

Lemon and lime have an alkalising effect when metabolised. They are powerful immune boosters, with effective antibacterial and antiviral properties, and facilitate the body’s absorption of non-heme iron.

BANANA
Rich in: prebiotic fibre, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and digestive enzyme Amylase that helps breakdown carbohydrates

One of the most widely consumed fruits globally, it contributes to electrolyte balance, optimum cardiovascular and digestive health. It also helps feed the gut microflora producing short-chain fatty acids that can help prevent chronic disease.

BRAZIL NUTS
Rich in: Selenium

Out of all nuts, brazil nuts are the highest in selenium. Selenium assists antioxidant enzymes in protecting cells from oxidative stress (cellular damage from free radicals), and by inhibiting AGEs (advanced glycation end-products) that lead to inflammation and premature ageing.  
It is also needed for the production of the thyroid hormone which maintains body temperature and basal metabolic rate.
Just 2 brazil nuts a day ensures the daily supply needed!

PUMPKIN SEEDS
Rich in: Magnesium, Zinc

Pumpkin seeds have the highest concentration of essential minerals among seeds and nuts. They contribute to enzyme synthesis, energy metabolism, electrolyte balance to help with sleep and reduction of tiredness and fatigue

CHICORY ROOT FIBRE
Rich in: fructooligosaccharides (FOS)

Inulin is present in numerous fruits and vegetables. It has been consumed since antiquity.
The shorter chains of inulin are called oligofructose or fructooligosaccharides (FOS). Chicory root fibre is undigested since the bindings between molecules are not hydrolysed by human enzymes.  
Extensive research over 20 years, including more than 150 human intervention studies, substantiates the nutritional and health-related properties of chicory root fibre.

ALMONDS
Rich in: vitamin E, protein, polyphenols and phytosterols

Almonds are a great plant source of protein and fibre. They also help maintain low blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Being very satisfying, they can also help in promoting weight loss.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Rich in: Probiotic good live bacteria, Enzymes, Vitamins 

Consumed since ancient times, the multiple strains of gut-friendly bacteria contribute to optimum gut health, improved metabolism, energy, immune function and mental health.