Superfood Ingredients + Superfood Recipes = Super Quality Raw Chocolate Snacks...
This page goes into detail on the ingredients we use in our Raw Chocolate Energy Snack recipes.
You will see a couple references next to each ingredient, one being (Elemental Taste), & the other being (Energy).
(Elemental Taste) refers to the (Elemental Taste) of each ingredient, as (Energy) relates to the the (Energy) each ingredient has on the body. For example, Cacao is Bitter in Taste and Heating in Energy.
When creating our raw food recipes we combine & balance all of the (Elemental Tastes) together which offers a balanced food and follows ancient food combining techniques used for thousands of years.
We hope this page gives you a deeper understanding of how we combine all the superfoods and specialty ingredients in our raw food recipes, and why. Once you learn the basics about energetic food combining, it we be easy for you to come up with your own easy raw food recipes.
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Elemental Taste-(Sour, Sweet) Goji berries are a staple in Chinese tradition. Goji Berries are a source of protein with naturally occurring polysaccharides and antioxidant properties. Goji Berries are also a source of naturally occurring iron.
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ORGANIC CACAO POWDER (Raw Chocolate)
Elemental Taste-(Bitter, Astringent) Raw Cacao, also known as Theobroma Cacao, or to us as Chocolate, dates back to before 600 A.D. in the Mayan Culture. Traditionally, the beans were ground into a paste and drank by Mayans of high status. Indeed it was a special drink.
We at Superfood Snacks choose to use an Organic, Non-Gmo source from Ecuadorian Jungles for our Raw Chocolate.
Elemental Taste-(Sour, Sweet), (Cooling Energy) Hunza Raisins are cultivated from ancient fertile soils irrigated with Himalayan glacier water, they're packed with nutrients. Research shows that most Hunza people enjoy healthy, long lives.
Elemental Taste-(Sweet, Astringent), (Cooling Energy). Sunflower Seeds are a source of healthy unsaturated fats, protein, vitamin E, selenium, copper, vitamin B6, folate, zinc, iron, fiber, and phytochemicals.
Elemental Taste-(Bitter, Sweet) Mesquite pod meal is a staple food used traditionally by Native Americans for many years. It is a source of protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, and lysine.
Elemental Taste-(Sweet), (Heating Energy) Walnuts are a source of Alpha linolenic acid and omega-3- fatty acids. Walnuts specifically have higher amounts of omega 3 fatty acids as compared to other nuts.
Elemental Taste-(Sweet, Bitter, Astringent), (Heating Energy) Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man dating back to as early as 1600 BC. Sesame Seeds are a source of manganese, copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and calcium.
Elemental Taste-(Sweet), (Neutral Energy) Black Sesame Seeds are believed to be one of the worlds' first spices. Black sesame seeds are a source of calcium, also are a source of protein, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Elemental Taste-(Salty), (Heating Energy) Mineral-rich Hawaiian salt sea water is extracted from 2,000 feet below the surface off the coast of Kona, Hawaii and remains untouched and pure through its transformation into Hawaiian salt. The volcanic activity that created the Hawaiian island coast along with the naturally self-contained deep sea currents create an unrivaled mineral-rich salt water. Selina Naturally Hawaiian Deep Sea Salt is a source of naturally occurring minerals.
Elemental Taste-(Mildly Sweet, Bitter, Astringent), (Cooling Energy) Vanilla is the only orchid flower that produces an edible fruit Vanilla is an orchid and belongs to the orchidaceous family. Our products use real raw pure vanilla bean powder, not extract.
Superfood Snacks uses an Agave Nectar that is clear, 100% organic, and naturally produced. The average serving of table sugar is made up of 50% fructose and 50% glucose. The average serving of high fructose corn syrup is made up of 55% fructose and 45% glucose. The clear agave nectar we use is made up of 48-49% fructose and between 4.9%-8.4% glucose. The remainder is composed of inulin, Honey is about 50% fructose. Other agaves range about 55% to 90% fructose.
Elemental Taste-(Bitter), (Heating Energy). Reishi mushroom is one of the most revered herbs in the Ancient Chinese Tradition. It is referred to as the "Herb of Spiritual Potency" and the "Ten-thousand Year Mushroom". Reishi is most often used as a general tonic.
Also known as the Goldenberry or Cape Gooseberry, these sweet and tangy berries are cultivated in the Peruvian Andes. Incan berries belong to a class of foods known as adaptagens, which help to reducing stress levels in the body. Incan berries are a source of beta carotene, thiamine, phosphorus, vitamin C, and niacin (vitamin B3).
Chia Seeds are the prized superfood used by the Aztecs. Known as the running food , Chia Seeds are a source of naturally occurring antioxidant properties, protein, fiber, and minerals including calcium and iron.