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HoshiGaki means dried persimmon. The HoshiGaki method is traditional to Japan and goes back to the middle of 18th century. The persimmons start to ripen around Halloween. They are picked ripe, peeled, hanged, and hand-massaged every 3 days for about 6 weeks. This meticulous process causes persimmons to become succulently sweet, moist, tender, and pleasantly chewy, with a complex flavor that is at once floral and reminiscent of gingerbread.
Nectarines, Stanwick, 3oz
The Stanwick Nectarine is a small to medium sized nectarine with green and magenta speckled skin. Its peel is slightly thicker than average and imparts a pleasant chewiness to the texture. The pale yellow-white flesh surrounds a loosely set pit that may be easily and cleanly removed. The Stanwick is known for its almost gamy flavor that is musky and tangy-sweet, with a hint of pineapple. What's unique about live live & organic dried Nectarines? • Organic• Raw• Free of: preservatives, sulfites, colorings• Free of oils Benefits: • Rich in vit. A, C, E, niacin, potassium• Good amount of fiber• Low on glycemic index - only 5
What's unique about live live & organic™ dried Strawberries? • Organic• Raw• Free of: preservatives, sulfites, colorings• Free of oils This is one of our most delicious fruits and probably the most popular item in our store! The strawberries are picked and dried at their peak of sweetness so instead of being slightly sour as many people expect dried strawberries to be, the result tastes almost like candy, even though there's no sugar added to them. They are so highly sought after that, considering our low supply, we often run out of them. This snack is extremely high in vitamin C and will provide you 150% of the recommended daily dose in one serving. Eat them as a healthy snack between meals, as a sweet treat or wholesome dessert, add them to salads -both sweet and savory-, sprinkle them over yogurt, kefir, granola, or your morning porridge, or put them...
Apricots, Sun Dried, 4oz
Small, sweet, and velvety, these organic sun-dried Apricots are delicious and full of nutrients, especially rich in vitamin C and fiber. Apricots are also rich in vitamin A and flavonoids. The latter have been linked to reduced heart disease in humans. It's believed that apricots may help prevent age-related eyesight issues, and on top of that they are rich in catechins, potent anti-inflammatory nutrients that are also present in green tea. Enjoy them by adding them sliced to hot or warm cereal, add them to the food processor next time you're making a batch of raw cookies or other sweet treats to add texture and natural sweetness, or toss them freely over your salads. You can also use put them in smoothies or eat them with some dark raw chocolate and a few nuts for a sweet and healthy trail mix. What's unique about live live & organic dried Apricots? •...
Cherries are one of nature’s few sources of melatonin which helps us fall asleep. Cherries have a short peak season (May to July) and a short shelf life, so dehydrating them is one great way to preserve their nutrients and flavor and make them available to us for much longer. Cherries look similar to berries, but they are in fact part of the same family as peaches, plums, apricots, and almonds. Benefits: • Loaded with potassium, a natural blood-pressure reducer• Rich in anti-oxidants• Help reduce inflammation• Low on glycemic index - only 22• Good source of melatonin which helps with sleep and jet lag• Boosts memory• Good amounts of iron, vit. C, calcium, fiber
This Heirloom Sweet Plums taste like nothing else you have ever tried! This heirloom variety of trees goes back to 1930's in California. What's unique about live live & organic dried Heirloom Plums? • Organic• Raw• Free of: preservatives, sulfites, colorings• Free of oils Benefits: • High in fiber, vit. C, vit. K• Help with absorption of iron• Good for regular elimination• Help with blood sugar
Our pears are dried with the skin on, which contains at least three to four times as many phytonutrients as the flesh. These include antioxidants, anti-inflammatory flavonoids, and potentially anti-cancer phytonutrients. The skin of the pear has also been show to contain about half of the pear's total dietary fiber. Pears are also said to lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Pears are one of the most easily digested fruits, in part because of their low acidity. This is why it's one of the first fruits given to infants when they start eating solid foods.They are also known to be hypoallergenic so they can be consumed by most allergic people without a problem. Eat them as a snack, or add them to salads, porridges, or smoothies freely. Rich in: -Vitamin E -Omega-3 Fatty Acids -One of the highest sources of flavonols amongst fruits and vegetables (one pear provides half of...
Mulberries, white, 4oz
Mulberries are the berries from the silkworm tree and are known in Spanish as moras. They are native to warm subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and America. These fleshy berries are particularly good to make raw and vegan pie crusts because of their sweet taste and sticky texture. Just put them in a food processor until you get a paste, and then press them against the bottom of your pan. They also go incredibly well in pie fillings, cakes, cookies, or any raw desserts, including raw vegan ice cream! If you're not a kitchen fan however, you can of course have them on their own as a snack, or mix them with other dried fruits, nuts, cacao nibs, or granola to snack on when you need some extra energy or have a sugar craving, or to sprinkle over some coconut yogurt,a fruit salad, or a chia parfait for breakfast. Health...
Mangoes are considered the most widely consumed fruit in the world, and are a member of the drupe family alongside olives, coconuts, and dates. They have a sweet taste that makes them even more appealing than many candy and desserts, with the added benefit of containing over 20 vitamins and minerals. Some of the possible health benefits of consuming mangoes include a decreased risk of macular degeneration, a decreased risk of colon cancer, improvement in digestion and bone health, and even benefits for the skin and hair. The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, found in mangoes. Other benefits of mangoes: -Good source of vitamin K -One cup of mango provides about 3g of fiber, which makes them effective at preventing constipation and promoting regularity and a healthy digestive tract -The fiber, potassium and vitamin content in...
Goji Berries, Tibetan
Wild, hand picked Tibetan Goji berries are one of the most delicious and nutritive snacks. Very rich in minerals & antioxidants, and with a good amount of vit.C, you can eat a handful of them as a snack, blend them with smoothies, or use in any of your healthy desserts. What's unique about live live & organic dried Goji Berries? • Organic• Raw• Free of: preservatives, sulfites, colorings• Free of oils Benefits: • Very high in Vit. A• High in vit. B2, vit. C, Iron, Selenium• Very low on glycemic index - only 2
Peaches, White, 4oz
Native to China, peaches are part of the stone fruit family together with apricots, cherries, plums, and nectarines. Stone fruit have been shown to ward off obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. This is due to bioactive and phenolic compounds with anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties that may also reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) associated with cardiovascular disease. Peaches are also an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C which helps combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer (although you would need very large amounts of it). Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the production of collagen so it's wonderful for the skin. A high intake of fruits and veggies, including peaches, is associated with a decreased risk of all lifestyle related diseases. Skin and hair quality improve, pounds are shed naturally, and the risk of mortality lessens. Other benefits: -High in...
Golden berries, also known as Physalis peruviana, are a South American fruit that is highly concentrated with nutrients and bioactive compounds. In Colombia, the delicious golden berry is an important international export and prominent local food. The plant has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, often against jaundice. While the evidence for golden berry application for jaundice remains anecdotal, research has found other positive health benefits associated with the fruit. What's unique about live live & organic dried Goldenberries? • Organic• Raw• Free of: preservatives, sulfites, colorings• Free of oils Benefits: • Aid in weight loss• Boost immune system• Help maintain liver, kidney and heart health• Lower cholesterol• Support healthy eyesight• Anti-inflamatory• High antioxidant levels, including rare withanolide
Mountain Cranberries, Wild, 3oz
Cranberries contain plentiful organic acids like pantothenic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, provitamin A (as beta carotene), B vitamins (B1, B2, B3), fiber, and the elements potassium, manganese, calcium, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus. In addition to these nutrients, they also contain at least 5 key health-supportive phytonutrients that are thought to counteract urinary-tract infections, among other health benefits. The seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It's not the acidity of cranberries but the unusual nature of their proanthocyanidins (one of their phytonutrients) that is related to prevention of urinary tract infections. The special structure of these phytochemicals acts as a barrier to bacteria that might otherwise latch on to the urinary tract lining. Recent studies show that consuming whole cranberries —in comparison with cranberry juice or supplements—is more effective at protecting our cardiovascular system and our liver, as it is believed that it is the synergy among...
Turkish Figs, 5oz
Figs grow on the ficus tree and belong to the same botanical family as mulberries. The are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure. Low intake of potassium rich foods, together with a high intake of salt in the diet can lead to hypertension. One of the fruits with the most dietary fiber, figs help with weight management and digestive health. Chop them or slice them and serve them over some coconut yogurt, fruit salad, or frozen desserts. Add them to salads, smoothies, or granola. You can also soak them and have them first thing in the morning with a large glass of water for improved elimination. Or why not enjoy them on their own as a sweet and tasty snack? Our dried frigs look, smell and taste the way freshly dried figs should. Whenever you buy dried figs make sure they don't have any...
Tomatoes, sun-dried, ripe
This sun-dried tomatoes work great as a tasty raw snack, or added to salads, quiches or other savory tarts, breads, muffins, or crackers. You can also rehydrate them before using them for a softer texture, and doing so makes it easy to turn them into a paste or dip. Most people associate tomatoes with Italian food (pizza and pomodoro sauce being two of its staple dishes), but this vegetable-like fruit is originally from South America. It wasn't until the 1500's that Spanish colonizers brought some seeds with them to Europe and introduced this food to the Wester world. Who could imagine their lives without tomatoes now? Health benefits: -Cardiovascular support -Bone healt` -Anti-cancer benefits Rich in: -Vitamin C -Biotin -Vitamin K -Potassium & Copper -Manganese -Also contain large amounts of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B1, B3, and B6, folate, phosphorus, vitamin E, magnesium, chromium, iron, zinc, choline, pantothenic acid, and...