OUR PACKAGING CLAIMS
Our products are grown in Ecuador, a NON-GMO country. Ecuador did something incredible, something that so far the US food movement can only dream of accomplishing. In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to declare itself free of GMO seeds and crops during its constitutional convention. Yes, Ecuador’s current Constitution prohibits the use of GMOs! - See more: POW! NON GMO Affidavit here
Here is what our government says about Gluten “an ingredient that is any type of wheat, rye, barley, or crossbreeds of these grains. Foods such as bottled spring water, fruits and vegetables, and eggs can also be labeled "gluten-free" if they inherently don't have any gluten.” Read more http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm363069.htm
Our products are 100% plant based. However if you need more: Neither FDA nor FTC has any labeling regulations for vegetarian statements, other than being “truthful and not misleading.” The most conservative course of action is to ensure that the product is free of any animal-derived ingredient or ingredient components and use the term “vegan” when appropriate. This means that the product has no ingredients from animal origin such as milk, eggs, honey or gelatin. - Karen C. Duester, MS, RD, is President of Food Consulting Company, the largest outsource provider of nutrition analysis, food labeling and regulatory support in the U.S.
Okay To Eat Fruits Vegetables Lean Meats Seafood Nuts & Seeds Healthy Fats - ROBB WOLF, author of The Paleo Solution, is a former research biochemist and one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition. Read more http://robbwolf.com/what-is-the-paleo-diet/
Healthy Baking Alternative
Here is what our government says about “Healthy” - You may use the term "healthy" or related terms (e.g., "health," "healthful," "healthfully," "healthfulness," "healthier," "healthiest," "healthily," and "healthiness") as an implied nutrient content claim on the label or in labeling of a food that is useful in creating a diet that is consistent with dietary recommendations: read more https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=101.65
We are determined to carry organic products when ever possible. As of now, we are not organic. Remember in the USA when farmers were up in arms about organic farming. I do. I talked to many farmers that told me that organic was just a fad and they would never transform. I wonder if they ever did? Well, countries are still the same way. They just don’t understand yet. They will though. Now that plantain flour is being introduced in the marketplace, I predict we will see a high demand and yes, a global farming transformation.
Our facility in South America only mills vegetable and fruit plant based products. High in Resistance Starch Third highest natural food in resistance starch - Plantain/Green Banana Flour 35min. - 68max. Check this out! http://freetheanimal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Resistant-Starch-in-Foods.pdf 1st - Potato Starch, 2nd Cassava Flour, 3rd Plantain Flour
A little scientific, but it's on a government website so it must be true http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705355/
Plantain Flour – over 10% RDA – Vit A 33%, Vit C 45%, Vit B6 22%, Potassium 21% , Magnsuim14%, Fiber, Amino score of 83. Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-1 http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2030/2#ixzz3vwgLLlwd
Foods with Glycemic index (GI) less than or equal to 55 are considered low GI. Seving size: 120g Green plantain (Musa paradisiaca), peeled, boiled 10 min Glycemic Index 39 Glycemic Load 9 http://media.wix.com/ugd/6c08ce_0e075c7b9295484f9439091b5f9e6618.pdf
High in Fiber
Soluble plantain fibre can block epithelial adhesion and M-cell translocation of intestinal pathogens. This represents an important novel mechanism by which soluble dietary fibers can promote intestinal health and prevent infective diarrhea. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3520008/
Protein Quality is dependent on having all the essential amino acids in the proper proportions. If one or more amino acids are not present in sufficient amounts, the protein in a food is considered incomplete. Diets that are very low in protein or that are very restrictive in the types of protein consumed (e.g., vegetarian diets) may not provide complete protein.
Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/help/analysis-help#protein-quality#ixzz3vwiQwb1p
100% Flour from the source
Single sourced flours. No preservatives, sweeteners, or fillers . There is only pure ingredients in our products. We would be in big FDA labeling trouble if we included any other ingredients and did not label it.