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Yeast, Nutritional

Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is sold commercially as a food product. It is sold in the form of flakes or as a yellow powder and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores. It is popular with vegans and vegetarians and may be used as an ingredient in recipes or as a condiment.

While it contains trace amounts of several Vitamins and minerals, it is only a significant source of some B-complex vitamins. Sometimes nutritional yeast is fortified with vitamin B12.

Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of cheese. It can be used in many recipes in place of cheese, such as in mashed and fried potatoes, and atop scrambled tofu. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn.

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Turmeric Root Powder

Origin: India

Botanical Name: Curcuma longa

Turmeric Root, also known as Curcuma, Gauri, Haldi, Indian Saffron, and You Jin, is the rhizome of a herbaceous perrenial plant native to India in the same family as Ginger. The Rhizome is dried and ground into powder and used topically, medicinally, and for it's strong yellow color in culinary applications. Turmeric is most commonly recognized as the ingredient that gives Curry Powder it's yellow color.

Turmeric is known to aid the body in healthy functions, offer anti-inflamitory properties, aid in digestion, antibacterial and anti-fungal uses, as well as topically to treat skin problems and infection. Turmeric has a large range of health enhancing properties  and contains the active ingredient curcumin. Turmeric has been recognized as a treatment for spastic epigastric discomfort and is used in Ayruvedic Medicine to relieve joint pain. Although Curcumin is offered as an extract, Turmeric as a whole herb stays in the digestive tract longer than curcumin, releasing antioxidant curcumin along with other beneficial substances for longer, instead of passing through your system unnoticed by the body. 

Turmeric can be added to curry, stir-frys, rice (for a yellow color), smoothies, juices, teas (delicious turmeric milk: brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, honey and milk), or taken in capsule form - Turmeric should be consumed along with Black Pepper which contains Peperine a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%. Turmeric is also reccomended to be consumed along with a fat to increase absorption of it's health properties.

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Thyme

Origin: Morocco

Thyme is a low-growing, woody perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated elsewhere.

The powdered herb can be used in cooking just like the fresh or dried leaf. Powdered thyme is also used to make a natural mouthwash and gargle, facial toners, poultices and other skin care formulations.

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Tarragon Leaf

Origin: Turkey or France

Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon is a species of perennial herb in the sunflower family. It is widespread in the wild across much of Eurasia and North America, and is cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes in many lands.

Tarragon grows to 120–150 cm (47–59 in) tall, with slender branched stems. The leaves are lanceolate, 2–8 cm (0.79–3.15 in) long and 2–10 mm broad, glossy green, with an entire margin. The flowers are produced in small capitulae 2–4 mm diameter, each capitulum containing up to 40 yellow or greenish-yellow florets. French tarragon, however, seldom produces any flowers (or seeds). Others produce viable seeds. Tarragon has rhizomatous roots and it readily reproduces from the rhizomes.

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Stevia Leaf Powder

Origin: Paraguay or Brazil

Stevia rebaudiana is a plant species in the genus Stevia of the sunflower family, commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf.

Stevia is a tender perennial native to parts of Brazil and Paraguay that favors humid, wet environments, although the root does not tolerate standing water.

Stevia is widely grown for its sweet leaves, which are the source of sweetener products known generically as stevia and sold under various trade names. The active compounds are various steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside), which have 250–300 times the sweetness of sugar.

 

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Salt (Himalayan)

Origin: Pakistan

Himalayan Pink salt is still extracted from mines by hand, according to long-standing tradition, and without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being hand-selected, the salt is then hand-crushed, hand-washed, and dried in the sun.

Regular consumption of Himalayan Pink salt provides essential minerals, trace elements, balances electrolytes, supports proper nutrient absorption, eliminates toxins, balances the body’s pH, and increases circulation.

 

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Rosemary

Origin: Morocco

Fresh or dried leaves are used in traditional Italian cuisine. They have a bitter, astringent taste and a characteristic aroma which complements many cooked foods. Herbal tea can be made from the leaves. When roasted with meats or vegetables, the leaves impart a mustard-like aroma with an additional fragrance of charred wood compatible with barbecued foods.

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Oregano

Origin: Turkey

Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be more flavourful when dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity. Good-quality oregano may be strong enough almost to numb the tongue, but cultivars adapted to colder climates often have a lesser flavor. Factors such as climate, season, and soil composition may affect the aromatic oils present, and this effect may be greater than the differences between the various species of plants

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Onion Powder

Origin: India

Allium cepa

100% pure with no flow agents. Because of its' high content of natural sugars, onion powder will clump when exposed to any moisture. Please store in air-tight containers to maintain its powder state.

Onion Powder is added to food for both flavour and health enhancing properties. Great for in soups, stir-frys, and can even be added to medinal teas and infusions.

Onions have certain antiseptic properties, and contain Quercetin, Allicin, allyl sulfide, vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, palmitic acid, stearic acid, arachidic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid.

 

 

 

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Curry Powder

Made in Canada

Ingredients:  *Turmeric, *Coriander, *Cumin, *Ginger, *Cinnamon, *Black Pepper, *Fenugreek, *Cayenne, *Mustard, *Cardamom

Curry powder is a spice mix of widely varying composition based on South Asian cuisine. Curry powder and the contemporary English use of the word "curry" are Western inventions and do not reflect any specific South Asian food, though a similar mixture of spices used in north South Asia is called garam masala. Curry powder is actually closer to the Tamil sambar powder and the word "curry" is derived from the Tamil word kari meaning "sauce, relish for rice". However, use of curry was prevalent in South Asia much before the advent of Europeans in India. In fact, almost 4000 years prior to the advent of Europeans, curry with key ingredients of ginger, garlic, and turmeric was used in the Indus Valley Civilization.

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Cumin Powder

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. The cumin plant grows to 30–50 cm (12–20 in) tall and is harvested by hand. It is an annual herbaceous plant, with a slender, glabrous, branched stem which is 20–30 cm (8–12 in) tall and has a diameter of 3–5 cm (1 1⁄4–2 in). Each branch has two to three sub-branches. All the branches attain the same height, therefore the plant has a uniform canopy. The stem is coloured grey or dark green. The leaves are 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long, pinnate or bipinnate, with thread-like leaflets. The flowers are small, white or pink, and borne in umbels. Each umbel has five to seven umbellts. The fruit is a lateral fusiform or ovoid achene 4–5 mm (1⁄6–1⁄5 in) long, containing two mericarps with a single seed. Cumin seeds have eight ridges with oil canals. They resemble caraway seeds, being oblong in shape, longitudinally ridged, and yellow-brown in colour, like other members of the Umbelliferae family such as caraway, parsley, and dill.

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French Green Clay

Origin: France

French Green Clay is the most frequently used clay by health professionals and spas to treat skin conditions, to nourish the skin, and to remove impurities.  French Green clay is light green in color when dry, but turns dark green when wetting agents are added.  The reason French green clay is green is because it contains actual decomposed plant material . 

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Cinnamon Powder

Origin: Vietnam, Indonesia

Cinnamomum burmannii

Cinnamon (Cassia) is widely cultivated in tropical or subtropical areas throughout Asia. Once harvested, the bark, curls up into ‘quills’ when left to dry, and the wood, which is not aromatic, is discarded or used as fuel. The common name, ‘cassia’, is believed to be derived from the Greek word kassia, meaning to strip off the bark. Its scent is uniquely warming, uplifting, and stimulating, and its flavor sweet and delicious.

Throughout history, Cinnamon has been traded and used in many applications. It was treasured as a culinary spice, utilizing it in perfumes and medicines and is believed to support the respiratory, nervous, circulatory, urinary, and reproductive systems. It's also commonly known for it's potential aid in the digestive process. Many cultures have used Cinnamon in their health practices topically and internally for thousands of years making Cinnamon one of the most commonly known spices with applications in multiple areas of food and health.

Cinnamon can be used in oatmeal, cereal, baked goods and smoothies to extracts, teas, flavorings, and capsules. It's appealing flavor makes this a staple in almost every spice cabinet, and offers many amazing benefits.

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Chili Powder

Made in Canada

Chili powder (also powdered chili, chile powder or chilli powder) is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices (also sometimes known as chili powder blend). It is used as a spice to add pungency or piquancy and flavor to dishes.

Ingredients: paprika, cumin, cayenne, garlic, onion