Dried Fruits And Veggies

Vanilla Powder

Vanilla flavoring in food may be achieved by adding vanilla extract or by cooking vanilla pods in the liquid preparation. A stronger aroma may be attained if the pods are split in two, exposing more of a pod's surface area to the liquid. In this case, the pods' seeds are mixed into the preparation. Natural vanilla gives a brown or yellow color to preparations, depending on the concentration. Good-quality vanilla has a strong aromatic flavor, but food with small amounts of low-quality vanilla or artificial vanilla-like flavorings are far more common, since true vanilla is much more expensive.

A major use of vanilla is in flavoring ice cream. The most common flavor of ice cream is vanilla, and thus most people consider it to be the flavor. By analogy, the term "vanilla" is sometimes used as a synonym for "plain". Although vanilla is a prized flavoring agent on its own, it is also used to enhance the flavor of other substances, to which its own flavor is often complementary, such as chocolate, custard, caramel, coffee, cakes, and others.

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Olives

Peruvian Botija Olives are processed without heat for maximum nutritional value. Olives contain high amounts of healthy monounsaturated fats, as well as trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Botija Olives make a wonderful snack right out of the bag, or a perfect addition to sauces, dips, and spreads.

Some olives must be pitted before use. Pitted olives may occasionally contain pit or pit fragments.

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Nori Sheets

Origin: China

Nori is commonly used as a wrap for sushi and onigiri. It is also a garnish or flavoring in noodle preparations and soups. It is most typically toasted prior to consumption (yaki-nori). A common secondary product is toasted and flavored nori (ajitsuke-nori), in which a flavoring mixture (variable, but typically soy sauce, sugar, sake, mirin, and seasonings) is applied in combination with the toasting process. It is also eaten by making it into a soy sauce-flavored paste, nori no tsukudani

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Kelp Noodles

Origin: South Korea

Manufactured in the US

Ingredients: water, kelp, sodium alginate

  • This is a 12 oz. bag of Sea Tangle Company Kelp Noodles
  • Made with mineral-rich sea kelp
  • It's great for salads and is ready to eat
  • A 100% Raw Food and is free of all allergens
  • Low in Carbs and Calories; it's also Fat Free

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Irish Moss

What Gelatin is to "Jell-O", Raw Irish Moss is to Pudding, Cream Pie, Meringue, Whipped Cream, Salad Dressing, Smoothies, Sauces, anything you could want a stable-liquid form for! While gelatin is an animal-derived protein, Irish Moss contains a polysaccharide (a natural form of sugar) which, when thoroughly blended, also disperses throughout a liquid to create a semi-solid structure. In fact, the carageenan found in Irish Moss is used by the mainstream food industry to make jellies, ice creams, dressings and other foods!


In addition to its functional benefits, Raw Irish Moss is an excellent source of minerals. This almost-tasteless seaweed is loaded with life-enhancing nutrients such as sulphur compounds, protein, iodine, bromine, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, pectin, B-vitamins and vitamin C.  Notably absent from a vegetarian diet, sulphur-containing amino acids, such as taurine, are abundant in Irish moss, more so than in any other type of seaweed!

Healing benefits of Raw Irish Moss are abundant. As a soothing aid to all mucous membranes, Irish Moss eases such digestive ailments as gastritis, dyspepsia, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and  peptic and duodenal ulcers. Irish Moss also has antibacterial, antiviral, and anticoagulant activities.  Used topically, Irish Moss helps to soothe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, sunburn, and chapped skin.

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Dulse, Whole

Origin: Canada

Dulse is a good source of minerals and vitamins compared with other vegetables, contains all trace elements needed by humans, and has a high protein content.

It is used in cooking: dulse's properties are similar to those of a flavour-enhancer. It is commonly referred to as dillisk on the west coast of Ireland. Dillisk is usually dried and sold as a snack food from stalls in seaside towns by periwinkle sellers.

 

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Chaga Mushroom

Chaga is traditionally grated into a fine powder and used to brew a beverage resembling coffee or tea. For medicinal use, an extraction process is needed to make at least some of the bio-active components bioavailable. These bio-actives are found in the mostly indigestible chitin cell walls of the chaga. Humans lack the enzyme chitinase, so cannot fully digest raw mushrooms or their derivatives, and the digestive process works too fast for the stomach acid to take effect. Scientific studies and research are in general also based on highly concentrated extracts, and traditional Russian usage is also based on a form of hot-water extraction (by preparing zavarka).

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Tomatoes Sun-Dried

Sun-dried tomatoes are ripe tomatoes that lose most of their water content after spending a majority of their drying time in the sun. Typically, tomatoes spend 4–10 days in the sun in order for the sun-drying process to be complete. Cherry types of tomatoes will lose 88 % of their initial (fresh) weight, while larger tomatoes can lose up to 93% during the process. As a result, it takes anywhere from 8 to 14 kilos of fresh tomatoes to make a single kilo of sun-dried tomatoes.

After the procedure, the tomato fruits will keep their nutritional value. The tomatoes are high in lycopene, antioxidants, and vitamin C. Sun-dried tomatoes can be used in a wide variety of recipes and come in a variety of shapes, colors, and tomatoes. Traditionally, they were made from dried red plum tomatoes, but they can be purchased in yellow varieties. Sun-dried tomatoes are also available in the form of pastes or purées.

Sun-dried tomatoes may also be preserved in olive oil, along with other ingredients such as rosemary, basil, dried paprika, and garlic.

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Raisins Thompson

A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia the word "raisin" is reserved for the dark-coloured dried large grape,with "sultana" being a golden-coloured dried grape, and "currant" being a dried small Black Corinth grape.

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Mulberries (White)

Origin: Turkey

A favorite among Tao employees, one serving of mulberries contains a high amount of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and protein.

In addition, dried mulberries contain anthocyanins, a group of antioxidants known for their anti-inflammatory and possible anti-cancer properties.

These berries are crunchy, chewy and have a sweet caramel like flavour. Some uses include baking, smoothies, granola, and trailmix.

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Goji Berries

Origin: China

Goji Berries (aka. Wolfberries) are an amazing superfood berry known for their sweet taste and health benefits. Our Goji Berries are raw, certified organic, and non gmo.

Uses and Health Benefits:

Some common uses for goji berries include adding to oatmeal, smoothies, salads, desserts, trail-mix, making a tea, or simply as-is for a lovely snack! Goji Berry health benefits include ani agining effects, anti oxdants, mood increasing 'happy berry', supports vison, protects the liver, increases the health of blood, imune boosting, helps to reduce sugar cravings, and contain a large amounts of beta carotene and iron. These heart healthy berries also contain 18 amino acids, many trace minerals and much more. We encourage you to do your own research aswell! 

Recepies: Try adding to your breakfast cereal! Soak in water overnight and use the water and berries in your smoothie.

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Figs

Origin: US

Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure. Since many people not only do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but do consume high amounts of sodium as salt is frequently added to processed foods, they may be deficient in potassium. Low intake of potassium-rich foods, especially when coupled with a high intake of sodium, can lead to hypertension. In the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study, one group ate servings of fruits and vegetables in place of snacks and sweets, and also ate low-fat dairy food. This diet delivered more potassium, magnesium and calcium. Another group ate a "usual" diet low in fruits and vegetables with a fat content like that found in the average American Diet. After eight weeks, the group that ate the enhanced diet lowered their blood pressure by an average of 5.5 points (systolic) over 3.0 points (diastolic).

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Dates Medjool

Origin: US

Dates are a wonderful source of fiber, which is essential for maintaining a healthy and efficient digestive system.

They are easily broken down by the body into sugars, making them great for providing you with energy.

Being so sweet, dates are the perfect healthier, low fat alternative to sugar or processed sweeteners, giving you a vitamin boost at the same time.

They’re a good source of iron too, with one portion providing about 11% of your daily requirement – this is key for improving the blood’s ability to carry oxygen around the body.

They also contain potassium, which is essential for maintaining healthy heart function and blood pressure, as well as helping to prevent muscle cramping after exercise.

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Apples

Origin: Chile

Unsulphured diced apples are perfect as a snack for yourself or for the kids. Diced apples provide a nutritional boost of dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. Enjoy them straight out of the bag, or mixed with baked goods, trail mix, or oatmeal. Our unsulphured dried apples contain no additives.