What is a superfood?
The Oxford English Dictionary includes citations for “superfood” as far back as World War I, in the context of “a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being.”
Here’s our definition:
A superfood is a nutrient-dense herb or fruit or vegetable that contains a high amount of antioxidants, protein, omega-3, minerals, fiber or other essential nutrients that have proven health benefits. Nutrient density is the ratio of calories to micronutrients – the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that are essential to health, wellness and feeling great. Nutrient-dense foods, like most vegetables and fruits, have a high amount of valuable micronutrients and a low amount of calories. To protect the ‘super’ quality and nutrient integrity, a superfood must be certified organic and minimally processed.
Why do some of your products have a warning label on them?
In order to inform our customers, we now label our California packaging for several of our organic products with a California Proposition 65 warning.
Do you offer bulk product?
Unfortunately, we do not offer bulk and raw material items as we dedicate our resources on fulfilling retail packaged orders.
What processing methods do you use with your superfoods?
Plant Edibles uses minimal processing in order to preserve the vital superfood nutrients of our foods. You can find additional information about our company here.
Do you offer samples of your products to consumers?
Unfortunately, we do not have sample sizes of our products to send out at this time. We encourage you to be on the lookout for a Plant Edibles demo in your area! You can also click here to sign up for our newsletter, which is filled with exciting news, new product information, giveaways, blogs and recipes.
Why is my product slightly different from order to order?
As with any minimally processed organic food, there can be a natural variance in appearance, scent, or flavor profile from crop to crop. If you feel that your product is outside of this normal variance, you can call in and speak to our Customer Service team over the phone by calling 888-555-1212, Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 Pacific Time.
Are Plant Edibles products safe?
Safety and quality are top priorities for Plant Edibles. We source the highest quality, organic, nutrient-dense foods from around the world and focus on having the best tools and systems in place to ensure quality, safety and consistency for each of the products we produce.
We’re pleased to demonstrate our commitment to quality and safety by achieving GMP/ HACCP certification for our facility in Alameda County, California. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a scientific process control system for identifying and preventing biological, chemical and physical hazards in the food production and distribution process. While HACCP is a mandatory program for some food categories in the U.S. such as meat, seafood and juice, Plant Edibles implements the program on a voluntary basis. We test our foods on a regular basis as part of the HACCP program.
A Perspective on Key Units of Measurement:
Contaminants are often expressed in micrograms (mcg). When considering the levels of naturally occurring elements such as lead or cadmium found in food it is helpful to put these units of measurement into perspective.
Microgram (mcg): A microgram is one/one millionth of a gram. To put this unit into perspective, a penny weighs 2 grams. To get a microgram, you would need to divide the penny into 2 million pieces. A microgram is one of those two million pieces.