Well known to us Canadians, our hemp seeds come from this great country! Similar to chia seeds, they’re a member of the superfood family. Rich in minerals & vitamins, fibre, and protein, you can see why we’ve included them in our cereal. Our hemp seeds are hulled, removing the shell and exposing the well-known hemp hearts that are nutty and rich in flavour!
Vanilla beans are like gold in the food industry, and rightfully so. They grow on orchids and require a lot of manual labour. Hand pollination under a very tight blooming window and very specific growing conditions are just a few steps in the growing process that give vanilla its hefty price. For this reason, it’s no surprise that much of the vanilla flavours we taste in food nowadays are synthetically made. On a molecular level, our body will react differently to the fuel it’s being fed, so we feel it’s important that each ingredient is eaten as close to the ground as possible, figuratively speaking! We’re proud that our vanilla has been harvested from the plants in Madagascar.
These tiny treasures are truly the whole reason we’re here. Don’t be fooled by their size, chia seeds are labelled a superfood for good reason. They’re one of the most nutrient dense foods on our planet! In a single pouch of Chiamigos, the chia seeds alone are responsible for providing you with calcium, potassium, magnesium, omega 3’s, and a load of fibre to keep your awesome intestinal tract flowing. Chi-Yeah!
Almond flour is the perfect ‘flour’ for the low carb crowd. It look powdery like flour, but don’t let that fool you. Beautiful almonds are ground into a fine powder while still retaining all their amazing benefits - vitamin e, manganese, and calcium are just a few!
Plenty to talk about here! Take sugar, subtract 9/10ths of the calories and all the effects on our blood sugar. That’s allulose. It looks, tastes and smells like sugar, but it isn’t digested by our bodies the way sugar is. It sounds like something this amazing must be concocted from chemicals in a lab, right? Wrong! Our allulose is derived from dried fruits like raisins and figs.
Chicory is commonly found across Canada. You may see it on the side of the road and think it’s a blue dandelion. Well the roots of the chicory plant can be baked and ground for their flavour and nutritional benefits. In addition to being a natural anti-inflammatory, chicory root fibre can help manage blood pressure and keep your intestinal tract moving with it’s high fibre content.
Almonds are the prized jewel of the nut kingdom. They’re as good as it gets. Adding to the already-impressive fibre and protein count, almonds are an impressive source of calcium and iron. If you live a plant-based lifestyle, these nuts give you freedom without living in fear that you’ll run into deficiency. Go nuts!
Pecans are a family favourite in our house. During the holidays, we’ll get large sacks of them and crack the shells to expose the nut in the center. Nutritional qualities aside, we’ve included them in our cereal because of their delicious, nutty taste and crunchy texture. Oh, and don’t worry about cracking the shell. We’ve chopped the pecans into small pieces so that each bite has some drool-worthiness.
Cinnamon is a veteran in the food business. Having been harvested and traded for thousands of years, this spice boasts its fragrance, flavour, and anti-inflammatory properties. For us, it’s the answer to a sugar problem. Cinnamon’s semi-sweet taste can substitute for sugar, so we use it where we can. A small pinch of this fairy dust allows us to bring you a product lower in sugar but just as magical!
Similar to almond flour, this ‘flour’ is the perfect choice for anyone eating low-carbs. It’s naturally gluten free and made from coconut flesh that’s been dried and ground. Coconut flour is packed with fibre as well, helping keep our blood sugar levels in check.
Cocoa trees are truly a gift. They’re responsible for producing a beautifully tasting fruit that’s so versatile it should be called the chameleon of food. Cocoa powder, just one of the finished products of cocoa fruits, is a result of fermenting, drying, and cleaning the seeds. Did we mention that a little of this stuff will go a long way? Cocoa powder is jam packed with bold flavours that give you a rich, dark chocolate taste. Nutritionally speaking, it’s loaded with fibre and antioxidants to help your body fight disease and run smoothly. We can’t forget that cocoa is also responsible for our addiction to chocolate – not a bad thing!