It is the shelled seed (not true nut) of the Almond tree "Prunus dulcis" originally native to Iran. Almonds help balance blood sugar, support loss of abdominal fat and have no cholesterol. Raw cold-pressed Almond milk is a great substitute for dairy milk being soy and lactose free.
This succulent short-stemmed shrub is at home in arid climates. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities and its gel’s healing properties for the skin & the digestive tract have been recognized for millennia (topical & internal use).
The fruit of the large apple tree (Malus domestica) which has its origin in Central Asia. Apples have been cultivated for ages. All parts of the fruit are nutritious and its health benefits are numerous. Rich in antioxidants/polyphenol protecting the heart and airways (anti-Asthma.) Feeds good bacteria in the gut. Apple pectin, a soluble fiber, cleanses the blood and has a laxative effect.
Sweet Basil, a small plant with tender green leaves, a culinary herb of the mint family. Its fragrance and the sweet, peppery taste infuse StrawB beautifully. It has antioxidant & anti- inflammatory properties, is a source of vitamin K, A & C, manganese & iron, supporting healthy blood flow and good eye sight.
Beetroot is the taproot part of the beet plant - Beta Vulgaris. Of deep purple color it is eaten raw orboiled. Our ancestors already praised its medicinal value and it has been used to treat ailments inconnection with blood & the digestion. Also know to increases exercise capacity it is loaded withnutrients and low in calories.
‘Daucus carota’ is a root vegetable mostly orange in color. The wild carrot dates back to ancient Persia and its cultivation in Europe began in the 17th century. Carrots are a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants offering many health benefits. Rich in beta-carotene they keep your eyes protected from the damaging UVA rays and will also help give your skin a radiant glow.
Cayenne pepper, originally from French Guiana, is a variety of ‘Capsicum Annuum’. The small, curved, red peppers are ‘hot’ in taste, an ingredient in spicy dishes and to many the King of Herbal Medicine. The active ingredient in cayenne peppers is Capsaicin, of high medicinal value, it is known to boost the metabolism.
Celery ‘Apium graveolens’ of the Apiaceae family, cultivated as a vegetable since antiquity. The stalk, leaf and seed are consumed. Already famous in the middle ages as a spring liver cleanser after the unhealthy, salty diet of winter.
The coconut is the fruit of the coconut tree ‘Cocos nucifera’ of the palm tree family, native to the southern Pacific Basin. Also named the Tree of Life providing food as fruit, oil, milk, water & fiber. Moco cold presses the liquid only found inside the young green coconuts. This has abundant health benefits and provides more antioxidants & bioactive enzymes than heat-pasteurized coconut water.
Of the Cucurbitaceae gourd family the ‘Cucumis sativus’ is a creeping vine plant originally from South Asia now being cultivated globally. Cucumbers contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins preventing the accumulation of harmful free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic disease. Low in calories, they contain 95% water which helps proper hydration. This affecting everything from physical performance to metabolism.
Ginger ‘Zingiber officinale’ is originally from Southeast Asia. Its root or rhizome has been used since ancient times and Confucius was said to eat ginger with every meal. Ginger can be juiced,dried & powered, cooked, candied, pickled or eaten raw. This ‘healing spice’ is a key ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda and indicated to treat many ailments from digestive issues to cold and flu. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and potent anti-viral properties are assigned to it, making it a perfect immunity booster and liver protector.
Himalayan salt is rock salt mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan. The salt often has a pinkish tint due to mineral impurities.
Leaf cabbage of the 'Brassica oleracea’ family, Kale comes closest to wild cabbage. This curly leaf green vegetable originated from Asia Minor cultivated as early as 2000 B.C. Kale is so nutritious that soldiers were encouraged to eat kale to counter vitamin & mineral deficiencies caused by food rationing. Especially raw Kale reduces oxidative stress and chronic inflammation therefore it may have cancer preventing benefits. It supports digestive health and is known to reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis.
The ‘Citrus limon’ is the yellow fruit of the small evergreen lemon tree ( Rutaceae family). Its exactorigin is unknown but cultivation began in Italy in the 15th century. All parts of the fruit areutilized. The juice is sour (PH 2.2), however, fully digested it turns alkaline (PH 7) - reducing acidity, pain & inflammation in the body while flushing out toxins as well. Rich in vitamin C it also helps with the absorption of iron & sustains immunity.
Romaine lettuce ‘Lactuca sativa’, a head lettuce with elongated leaves. A dieter’s dream, low in calories and packed with vitamin C, K, A, calcium, folate, phosphorus, magnesium & potassium supporting general health. As with other dark leafy greens, the antioxidants may help inhibit the formation of cancerous cells.]
Matcha is fine green tea powder made from shade-grown tea bush leaves. From East Asia, it is a concentrated green tea possessing its same antioxidant properties but multiplied. Caffeine too is more concentrated which Japanese Zen monks over centuries have used to stimulate alertness. Surprisingly, Theanine, a main constituent, has a simultaneous effect of relaxation. Therefore, Matcha provides a less jittery boost of energy than coffee with no crash at the end.
Native to Morocco they come from the date palm tree ‘Phoenix dactylifera’ and are now grown invery warm regions worldwide. Mostly dried they are famous for their natural sweetness, caramel-like taste and density of nutrients. High in iron, potassium, vitamin B, copper and magnesium.
‘Mentha spicata’ is an ancient aromatic and medicinal herb of the very large Lamiaceae family. Besides its wonderful scent and aroma this calming herb has been used for thousands of years to help soothe an upset stomach, indigestion and colic pain.
Fruit of the orange trees ‘Citrus x sinensis’ of the citrus fruit family. It originated in China, but today this nutritious powerhouse is grown in warm climates around the world.
A plant of the Bromeliaceae family, the pineapple or ‘Ananas comosus’ originated from SouthAmerica. The Spanish colonizers brought it across the Pacific. The nutrient profile of this tropical fruit is impressive. Packed with vitamins, minerals and bromelain, a digestive enzyme, allcollectively boosting immunity and suppressing inflammation.
Originally from Persia, the leaves of this green flowering plant ‘Spinacia oleracea’ are eaten cooked or preferably raw for full nutritional benefit. Low in calories, fat & sugar yet full of essential vitamins & minerals, of high antioxidant capacity. Known to improve oxidative stress, eye health, and blood pressure.
‘Fragaria × ananassa, the garden Strawberry fruit cultivated since 1750. Prior to this only wild strawberries were known. High in vitamin C stimulating the immune system & collagen production. Antioxidant flavonoids strengthen the cardiovascular system and folate supports a healthy pregnancy. It aids digestion, detoxification and has anti-aging benefits.
Also Curcuma ‘Curcuma longa’, a cousin of ginger but slightly smaller. Its flesh is of a glowingorange color (curry) tasting nothing like ginger at all. In India, its medicinal use dates back 4000years. Curcumin, the primary active component is known to fight inflammation which is a marker ofnearly every chronic ailment, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, autoimmune conditions andmany more. We cold press fresh turmeric to obtain its full benefit instead of adding powder.