Frequently Asked Questions
What makes your coconut chips the best?
Rawcology coconut chips are unlike any others on the market due to our unique flavour profiles, production process and premium ingredients used. We currently have four unique flavours, including Smoky Cheeze, Rockin’ Ranch, Chocolate, and Matcha Latte, that are made in small batches with premium ingredients. All of our products are raw, meaning they are dehydrated at a low temperature to ensure optimal nutrition and flavour. We use only the highest quality, organic and allergen friendly ingredients and incorporate different superfoods into our flavours for added nutritional benefits.
Why coconut chips?
Coconut is rich in fiber, packed with immune-enhancing properties and is an excellent source of healthy fats and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are easily converted into energy, used as fuel by the body and increase levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol. Healthy fats are critical for energy levels, brain health, and balancing hormones. Coconuts are a source of vitamin C, vitamin E and B-vitamins in addition to minerals, including potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, copper, zinc and selenium.
Where do you get your coconut from?
We work with a supplier in California that sources the Certified Organic coconut from Sri Lanka.
What are superfoods and why do you use them?
Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods that are especially beneficial for health and well-being. There is no official criteria for establishing foods as superfood status but usually they are foods that have exceptionally high antioxidant power, are rich in fiber, a rich source of one or more vitamins or minerals, or have some unique beneficial plant chemical that we can’t find elsewhere. We include superfoods in our products that are less traditional in the typical diet, such as matcha, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, turmeric, nutritional yeast, and activated sunflower seeds, for added health benefits including antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and protein.
What are “activated” sunflower seeds?
Our Smoky Cheeze and Rockin’ Ranch flavours are made with activated sunflower seeds that have been soaked for 10 hours. The term “activated” means the seeds have been soaked in water for a period of time. Soaking the seeds removes enzyme inhibitors so that the seeds can germinate. This starts the sprouting process of the seeds, increasing the nutrient value and breaking down the naturally occurring chemicals that affect digestibility and absorption.
What is a dehydrator?
A dehydrator is a kitchen tool that uses low temperatures and a fan to dry food. By using a dehydrator, the water from the coconut is removed, allowing the coconut chips to get super crunchy while ensuring the enzymes and nutrients aren’t cooked off due to heat.
Are your products vegan?
Yes, all of our products are vegan (even our Smoky Cheeze Superfood Coconut Chips!)
Are your products nut free?
Yes, all of our products do not contain nuts and are made in a nut free facility. Coconut is not actually a nut but a drupe, which is a type of fruit.
Are your products gluten free?
Yes, all of our products do not contain gluten and are made in a gluten free facility.
Are your products organic?
Yes, all of our ingredients are organic except for the nutritional yeast used in the Smoky Cheeze and Rockin’ Ranch flavours. We are currently in the process of getting our products the certification to be approved as Canada Organic and USDA Organic.
Are your products GMO free?
Yes, all of our products are GMO free. We are currently in the process of getting our products the certification to be Non-GMO Verified.
Are your products raw?
Yes, our coconut chips are dehydrated at 115°F for optimal nutrition, flavour and so that all of the enzymes and nutrients in our chips remain intact. There are different opinions, but generally food is considered to be raw if it is not heated over 118°F.
However, some of the ingredients we use are not considered raw. The coconut aminos/soy-free seasoning sauce and nutritional yeast used in the Smoky Cheeze and Rockin’ Ranch flavours are pasteurized.
What kind of sweeteners do you use?
We only use whole, low-glycemic foods to sweeten our coconut chips and only our Matcha Latte and Chocolate flavours contain added sweetener. We use raw coconut nectar and coconut sugar as we feel they are more beneficial to the body due to the minerals they contain, including potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. Coconut nectar and coconut sugar are rated the lowest sweeteners in the Glycemic Index at 35 compared to honey and maple syrup both at 55 and refined cane sugar at 70. We try to keep our products as low in sugar as possible, with most flavours only containing 1 gram of sugar per 30 gram serving.
Where can I purchase your products?
Where do you ship?
We ship across Canada and the US.
What is the shelf life?
The shelf-life of our products is 5 months from the date of production, but we doubt they will last that long.
Where do you make your products?
Our production facility is located in Toronto, Ontario.