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Q: What is an Antioxidant?
A: An antioxidant is chemical substance that inhibits or slows oxidation.
In other words Antioxidants help protect your bodies cells from the damaging effects free radicals running wild in your body, which can oxidize your cells. ANTIOXIDENTS INHIBIT FREE RADICALS BY STOPPING THE OXIDATION PROCESS, HELPING PREVENT THE DAMAGE DONE BY FREE RADICALS.
Q: What is the ORAC Antioxidant Test?
A: ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity - a way to measure the antioxidant levels present in food in this case. We had some of our products tested at an independent laboratory that measures ORAC antioxidant levels. We post the results so customers can see the high levels of antioxidants in some of our products.
Q: What is a Superfood?
A: A type of food believed to be especially good for human health, for example, due to high vitamin, antioxidant or dietary fiber content.
Q: Why do the Superfood Snacks Bio-Bags use NatureFlex Films?
A: Cellulose film is the oldest transparent packaging product. First marketed in the U.S. in the 1920’s as cellophane, it was the most popular packaging film used until the 1960’s when polyolefin based products began to dominate the packaging market for a variety of reasons. In the more environmentally-conscious marketplace of today, cellulose film is returning to popularity because it is on average 94% from renewable raw materials. Unlike the man-made polymers in plastics, which are largely derived from petroleum, cellulose films are manufactured from a natural polymer, cellulose, which is a component of plants and trees. The raw material for NatureFlex, the cellulose film that Superfood Snacks is using, is a renewable wood-pulp sourced exclusively from plantations following sustainable forestry principles. NatureFlex also has excellent machineability and heat sealability and an excellent water vapor rating for a bio-polymer film.
Q: How are the Superfood Snacks Bio-Bags Biodegradable and Compostable?
A: Tests have shown that the average total time for complete bio-degradation of cellulose film is from 28 to 60 days for uncoated products, and from 80 to 120 days for coated cellulose products like the ones we use. In lake water, the rate of bio-degradation is 10 days for uncoated film and 30 days for coated cellulose film. Even materials which are thought of as highly degradable, like paper and green leaves, take longer to degrade than cellulose film products. Conversely, plastics, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene, polyethylene terepthatlate (PET), and oriented-polypropylene (BOPP) show almost no sign of degradation after long periods of incorporation in soil.
In the Earth’s crust, aluminum is the most abundant (8.13%) metallic element, and the third most abundant of all elements (after oxygen and silicon). However, because of its strong affinity to oxygen, it is almost never found in the elemental state; instead it is found in oxides or silicates. In the decomposition process for the Bio-Bags, the ultra-thin coating of aluminum oxidizes and turns into aluminum oxide which is inert, non toxic.
All NatureFlex films are fully FDA & EU direct food contact approved and certified compostable to the ASTM 6400 and EN-13432 standards. A small amount of fossil-based polymer is used in the process in order to provide the required functional properties such as moisture barrier and sealability. Renewability tests conducted in accordance with ASTM 6866 show that NatureFlex films are certified 94% bio-based, with the remainder being fossil-based carbon.
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“A friend recently introduced me to Superfood Snacks and all I could say was… wow. Superfood Snacks are the most hearty health snack that I’ve come across, and it’s done without sacrificing taste. Best. Snack. Ever.” -Sean
“Chocolate Goji Treats have a wonderfully moist creamy texture and such an amazingly rich flavor that I feel satisfied after just a few bites! Even better, they are super high in anti-oxidants (about 3 times higher than blueberries) and are powerfully packed with minerals and other important nutrients.” -Craig
“A purity of ingredients and complexity of tastes makes the Chocolate Goji Treats a deliciously unique superfood snack.” -Daniel
“You’ll notice that just about every ingredient listed here is a superfood of one kind or another. This is truly a chocolate superfood product. Five stars, highly recommended” -Mike
“Wow! I am just buzzing with balanced energy after indulging in these amazing Superfood Snacks! Everything from the ingredients to the packaging, the educational descriptions to the loving energy is in alignment with health and sustainability. I am always looking for delicious, EASY and sustainable ways for me and my clients to create, enjoy and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Thank you all!” -Tammy
“Superfood Snacks are a yoga practitioners delight, they are are full of natural power and make the perfect treat anytime. In the late morning after the Ashtanga Yoga practice, I find myself reaching for a few Superfood Snacks which replenish my energy field. Mahalo for the extra mile Superfood Snacks goes in making these delicious treats as well as their efforts to serve them in eco-packaging.” -Eagle
“As an avid outdoor enthusiast I am always on the go. Whether I am back country skiing, climbing, mountaineering, or volunteering with the local search and rescue team, I need a trail snack that tastes great and will keep me going. I have experimented with all of the major brands of energy bars and none of them seem to have any advantage over a good sandwich, except they are harder to squish. Recently I was turned on to Superfood Snacks, and I must say these things are awesome! I have tested the Chocolate Goji Treats against many name brand energy bars. During a long day in the field one Goji Treat gives me longer lasting energy more quickly than any energy bar that I have tried. Being that there are six treats in each package the savings on weight and space in my backpack as opposed to using energy bars alone makes Goji Treats a very valuable trail food, and of course they taste great too!” -Dalton
“The Chocolate Goji Treats are awesome! I love the fact that they are not “candy,” they are REAL FOOD. And each of the wonderful ingredients has a unique distinctive flavor that is not lost, yet they all blend together perfectly. The day they arrived, of course I had to sample one immediately. Then my phone began ringing, we had computer problems at work and it was a very hectic day and I did not have time to eat anything else until late that night, and that one Chocolate Goji Treat kept me going all day long. Truly amazing." -Marijo
“So producing milk takes a lot of energy and if you don’t eat enough it can be really bad. All of a sudden you get weak and kinda shaky and NEED food. Really you have to eat more when breastfeeding than when pregnant. So this just happened to me since I have been busy and did not have lunch yet. And of course it happened right when Mica (my son) needed to go down for a nap and I could not make any food. So I ate 2 balls (1 Chocolate Cherry Qi, 1 Brazilian Chocolate Ecstasy) minus a few bites that Mica had and within minutes I was not shaky anymore and was able to take the time to be with him. Totally impressed by these products!!!!!!” -Carly
“I love em! I’ve been eating raw/superfoods for years and it is rare to find a ready-to-eat product that tastes good enough to share with my friends. I bought them to eat as nutritious snacks, but they taste so good I ended up giving them away to guests as tasty treats for them to try. I always like to keep really special things around to offer guests that they have never heard of before. They were asking, “What’s in here?” (reading ingredients) “Where can I get them?” They are now a household staple to keep stocked up. Thanks Superfood Snacks – these are super awesome!" -Walker
“When I first had the opportunity to try these, I became an instant fan! They have such a fulfilling, complex taste. I have always loved the chocolate and coconut combination. I definitely recommend these to anyone who wants a healthy, tasty snack!” -Taryn
“Absolute deliciousness and instant energy. It is my “go to” food when I am craving chocolate and sweets. Thank you for a wonderful alternative to processed sugars and fake chocolate. My body loves this stuff." -Raechel
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