Superfoods are nutrient-dense, functional foods that are beneficial for your overall health and immunity. While there is no official criteria for what foods attain superfood status, usually they 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 can’t be found elsewhere. We incorporate superfoods in our products that are not typically eaten in the average diet. These include matcha, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, turmeric, nutritional yeast, and activated sunflower seeds.
Our Smoky Cheeze and Rockin’ Ranch coconut chip flavours are made with activated sunflower seeds that have been soaked for 10 hours. The term “activated”, in this context, means that 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 kickstarts the sprouting process of the seeds, increasing the nutrient value and breaking down the naturally occurring chemicals that affect digestibility and absorption.
In other words, with sprouted seeds, you get the maximum absorption and digestion of nutrients!
A dehydrator is a kitchen tool that uses low temperatures and a fan to remove moisture from 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.
Yes, all of our products are certified vegan (even our Smoky Cheeze Superfood Coconut Chips)! We created our dairy-free "cheezy" taste using a delicious blend of turmeric, nutritional yeast, spices, and natural hickory smoke flavour.
Yes! None of our products contain nuts, and are made in our dedicated nut-free facility in Etobicoke, that’s also free from the top 11 allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, mustard, crustaceans, fish, sesame seeds, soy, sulphites & wheat.
P.S. Coconut is not actually a nut, but a drupe, which is a type of fruit.
Yes! None of our products contain gluten, and are made in a gluten-free facility.
Yes! All of our ingredients are organic, except for the nutritional yeast used in the Smoky Cheeze and Rockin’ Ranch coconut chip flavours. We are currently in the process of getting all our products certified and approved as Canada Organic and USDA Organic.
Yes! All of our products are GMO-free. We are currently in the process of getting our products Non-GMO Verified.
Yes, our products are raw (it's proudly in the our name). Our coconut chips are dehydrated at 115°F for optimal nutrition and flavour so the enzymes and nutrients remain intact. While there are differing opinions, food is generally considered to be raw if it's not heated above 118°F.
Some of the ingredients we use are not considered raw. The coconut aminos, soy-free seasoning, and nutritional yeast used in the Smoky Cheeze and Rockin’ Ranch flavours are pasteurized.
At Rawcology, we avoid unrefined sweeteners in favour of natural, whole, low-glycemic sweeteners. Only our Matcha Latte and Chocolate coconut chip flavours contain added sweetener. We use raw coconut nectar and coconut sugar because they are more nutrient-dense, and contain 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 strive to keep our products low in sugar, with most flavours only containing 1 gram of sugar per 30 gram serving.