We are happy to announce that Whole Earth & Sea® 100% Fermented Organic Greens was awarded silver in the 2018 Alive Awards, recognizing the best of the best in natural health.
Every year, for more than twenty years, Alive magazine has invited anyone who loves natural health to vote for their favourite products. This year, our Fermented Organic Greens took silver in the Functional Foods category, as voted for by the retailers who know their natural health products inside and out. Both retailers and consumers increasingly recognize the benefits of fermented foods and the importance of superior product quality. We think this prestigious award means Whole Earth & Sea is on the right track, providing innovative natural products that offer meaningful support for all-round great health.
Whole Earth & Sea Fermented Organic Greens – An award-winning natural health food product
Whole Earth & Sea Fermented Organic Greens is a 100% fermented and certified organic plant-based superfood formula designed to support an active, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle. This exceptional non-GMO, vegan-friendly, green superfood formula features fermented and organic grasses, fruits, vegetables, and micronized medicinal mushrooms, including 6 g of quality fermented plant-based protein per serving.
The Benefits of Fermentation
Fermentation raises this green-food formula above standard powders. Why fermentation? This process enhances the bioavailability of nutrients from food, effectively “predigesting” otherwise indigestible plant materials to release a food’s full nutritional potency. Consuming fermented food can help support healthy gut microbiota and promote digestion and overall health, while also enhancing protein quality by removing excess carbohydrates to concentrate amino acids.
More recently, scientific studies have shown that fermentation produces unique polyphenolic compounds including bioactive polypeptides and antioxidant flavonoids that may help protect against oxidative damage. What’s more, fermentation may decrease the presence of anti-nutrients in foods, such as phytates, which inhibit the absorption of iron, zinc, and other minerals.
While winning a 2018 Alive Award offers fresh recognition for Whole Earth & Sea, fermentation itself has long been recognized as an effective traditional technique for food preservation. Essentially, this natural process and Whole Earth & Sea help you get more out of the organic superfood greens you already love.
Fermented organic superfood greens help support an alkaline environment in the body, providing a broad spectrum of phytonutrients including dietary antioxidants to protect against damage from free radicals. This unique product also features a blend of cordyceps, reishi, himematsutake, shiitake, maitake, and turkey tail mushrooms that are rich in polysaccharides to help support immune function. And, as with the entire Whole Earth & Sea product range, it is free from artificial colours or sweeteners, preservatives, GMOs, gluten, and dairy, and is naturally sweetened with stevia.
From Seed to Store
Whole Earth & Sea Fermented Organic Greens features a whole-food blend of fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown at Factors Farms in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Natural Factors Farms are certified 100% organic. Our crops are fertilized with compost and nitrogen-rich sea plants and are meticulously cared for by hand. No synthetic pesticides (or even permissible organic pesticides) are used – EVER!
We have always been committed to growing non-GMO organic seeds on Natural Factors Farms, as exemplified in the banner article on GMOs called Seeds of Extinction that our founder wrote in 1985. We also make sure to choose heritage (heirloom variety) non-GMO seeds for our seedlings and participate in seed-saving programs.
We are committed to being industry leaders. As a result, we don’t just make sure to avoid growing GMOs, we make sure that every possible test has been conducted to ensure you receive the safest, most beneficial products possible. Even when growing certified organic non-GMO plants, it is important to test for GMOs and hundreds of other unwanted contaminants. This is why our state-of-the-art laboratories use mass spectrometry to test for over 400 substances. Mass spectrometry can test at the molecular – even atomic – level, detecting environmental pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, as well as heavy metals and other undesirable substances.
The 100% organic, non-GMO, nutrient-rich plants grown on Natural Factors Farms are harvested at their peak and immediately raw-processed at our own facilities, using our proprietary EnviroSimplex® method to retain the vital bioenergetic phytonutrients. Our strong relationships with scientists and researchers from universities and research centres around the world have greatly contributed to our ongoing development of cutting-edge natural health products, including Whole Earth & Sea Fermented Organic Greens.
We are simply thrilled to have been presented this award from Alive, and are excited to continue providing the innovation, leadership, and quality our customers and retailers have come to expect.