Known for their heart healthy properties, pistachios are cholesterol and sodium free. They are also an incredible source of vital minerals such as copper, potassium, and magnesium. It only takes 2 oz. of pistachios to make up your daily value of potassium. They are great for helping maintain a healthy blood pressure. Pistachios are often ranked high among other nuts due to their high protein content and healthy fats. Additionally, pistachios are a great source of energy!
Pistachio plants are a deciduous tree in the cashew family, which originated in Central Asia & the Middle East. They were introduced to Italy and Hispania (Spain) by foreign diplomats occupying Syria. Pistachios were a common food as early as 6750 BCE. The trees themselves can live up to 300 years. The splitting of the pistachio shell naturally happens on the tree with an audible “pop!”, this is called dehiscence.
We source our matcha from our friends at The Jasmine Pearl Tea Co. here in Portland Oregon! Nutrient rich matcha is a powdered form of green tea. It is popular for both its incredible taste and many health benefits. It yields a higher level of vitamins, antioxidants, and chlorophyll than regularly steeped tea. While it also possesses a stronger caffeine content (as you are ingesting the actual leaves themselves grounded into a powder), its higher amino acid count helps moderate the effects.
The vanilla bean is a cured version of the vanilla pod. As the pod goes through the curing process, it essentially dehydrates and turns into its more commonly known form. Vanilla is a popular flavor world-wide, and is one of the most prevalent natural plant products on the market. Raw vanilla bean contains traces of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc.
With a low glycemic index, this natural sweetener is a provider of 17 amino acids. It is also rich in minerals such as zinc and magnesium.