We consider multiple factors with each of our valued supplier partnerships: safety for those with food allergies, local sourcing whenever possible and alignment with our core values. We look to source from farms that are close in proximity to our bakery in Dorchester, MA. Whenever possible, we partner with single-source ingredient providers to avoid the risk of cross-contamination along the supply chain.
It took us over a year to identify and form relationships with our current ingredient suppliers and we are extremely proud of the farms and providers that we work with.
Once the ingredients arrive to our bakery, we craft our snacks and spreads in small batches. Our food is not only delicious; it’s also made with simple ingredients that carry a variety of health benefits, without any undesirable additives.
Here is a closer look at the ingredients we use at the bakery.
What’s Not In Our Snacks**
Tree Nuts | Peanuts | Wheat | Gluten | Soy | Dairy | Sesame | Eggs | Fish | Shellfish | Mustard | Sulfites | Corn | Genetically Modified Ingredients | Palm Oil | Artificial Preservatives | Artificial Sweeteners | Artificial or Synthetic Fibers | Isolated Proteins
*Does not include all ingredients used in our snacks.
** We advise customers to read labels carefully.
Pumpkin seeds are full of complete (containing all essential amino acids) plant-based protein, antioxidants and nutrients that, research suggests, can help improve heart health and ward off chronic disease. Pumpkin seeds are included in the base of all of our Seed Bars and Seednola and are featured in our Pumpkin Seed Butter.
Fun Fact: Each pumpkin contains about 500 seeds.
Brimming with vitamins and minerals, sunflower seeds offer a great blend of healthy fats and protein that can help support the integrity of muscles and body tissues. The healthy unsaturated fats in sunflower seeds help regulate good cholesterol in the body. Sunflower seeds are baked into all of our Seed Bars and Seednola and many of our Seed Butters.
Fun Fact: An astronaut brought sunflower seeds to the International Space Station.
Filled with fiber and heart healthy omega-3 fats, flax seeds have been shown to reduce inflammation and the risk of many diseases. In order for the nutrients in the seeds to be fully absorbed by our bodies, our flax seeds are ground and blended into all flavors of our Seed Bars and Seednola.
Fun Fact: In the 8th century, King Charlemagne passed a law ordering his subjects to eat flax seeds.
The oats we use are Purity Protocol Gluten-Free. Loaded with fiber, oats support heart and digestive health. Oats are grown across the world and are naturally gluten-free. Once eaten, oats expand in our stomach, which fills us up faster and keeps us full for longer than most foods. Along with seeds, whole oats comprise the base of all of our Seed Bars and Seednola.
Fun Fact: Only 5% of oats grown worldwide are eaten by humans.
Bursting with flavor, cinnamon is packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon comes from the bark of the Cinnamomum tree and is almost entirely grown in Asia. Cinnamon spices up our Oats & Cinnamon and Triple Berry Seed Bars and Seednola, as well as our Vanilla Spice Sunflower Seed Butter.
Fun Fact: The Romans deemed cinnamon to be more valuable than silver.
We source our maple syrup from a local farm based on the Vermont-New Hampshire border. The farm employs a variety of sustainable practices, such as using natural underground temperatures to refrigerate their maple syrup barrels and reusing water to clean their sugar house and pipes.
Fun Fact: The Canadian flag features a red maple leaf that symbolizes pride and strength.
Typically grown in the northern region of the United States and Canada, cranberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. We source our apple juice-infused dried cranberries locally from Carver, Massachusetts and bake them into our Triple Berry Seed Bars and Seednola.
Fun Fact: Native Americans used cranberries as a dye for clothes and blankets as well as for food and medicine.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which can help repair the body’s damaged cells. This nutritious fruit can be found in abundance in the United States — in fact America produces more blueberries than any other country in the world. The dried blueberries we use are sweetened with apple juice and are found in our Triple Berry Seed Bars and Seednola.
Fun Fact: The blueberry is the official state fruit of New Jersey.
Dark Chocolate is packed with antioxidants and studies have shown that this decadent ingredient can help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Sourced from responsible growers in Peru, our dark chocolate is dairy and soy free and adds a rich flavor to our Double Chocolate Mocha and Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Seed Bars and Seednola.
Fun Fact: Some American soldiers were paid in chocolate during the Revolutionary War.
Harvested primarily in Asia, ginger can help reduce muscle pain and soreness and has been shown to reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels. Both crystalized ginger and dried ginger are featured in our Apple & Ginger Seed Bars and Seednola.
Fun Fact: The ancient Greeks baked the first gingerbread by — you guessed it — cooking ginger into their bread.
Despite the fancy name, zante currants are considered raisins that come from zante grapes. A cup of zante currants offers a good source of iron. One of the three berries in our Triple Berry Seed Bars and Seednola, zante currants add a delicious bite of sweetness.
Fun Fact: Currants got their name from the ancient Greek city Corinth, which produced zante currants.
Brown Rice Syrup
A natural sweetener made from brown rice, brown rice syrup is more viscous and less sweet than maple syrup or honey. A common concern with brown rice syrup is that it contains arsenic — a toxic chemical that is found in water, air and soil. It is true that through the growing process, arsenic is found in both rice and rice syrup as well as many other organic vegetables such as kale, but the traces of this element are so minimal that the FDA maintains their recommendation of eating rice as part of a well-balanced diet. Our supplier tests for arsenic levels in every batch. Small amounts of brown rice syrup are baked into our Seed Bars and Seednola to create the distinctively delicious chewy, moist texture.
Fun Fact: No one has yet to come up with a fun fact about brown rice syrup.
Cocoa is packed with antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, that can help to improve cardiovascular health and cognitive function. We layer natural cocoa powder into our Double Chocolate Mocha Seed Bars and Seednola for an extra rich chocolate flavor. We also use cocoa along with cocoa butter to create our Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter
Fun Fact: The tree that produces cocoa, called Theobroma Cacao, means “food of the gods.”
Cocoa Butter is the vegetable fat that stems from cocoa beans. Filled with antioxidants and nutrients that support the immune system, cocoa butter is baked into our Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt and Double Chocolate Mocha Seed Bars and Seednola as well as our Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter.
Fun Fact: Cocoa Butter is not really a butter.
Apples are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber that are extremely filling and may help stave off certain diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. China harvest the most apples in the world, producing roughly 26 million tons of apples per year. Unsulphured apples are featured in our Apple & Ginger Seed Bars and Seednola.
Fun Fact: There are over 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world.