Ultimate Superfoods, Ojio

5160 Gabbert Road, Moorpark, CA 93021, www.myojio.com

Raw 100% Organic Coconut Oil is extracted by centrifuge creating a pure oil. Raw coconut oil comes from fresh coconuts and does not undergo a refining process. The organic oil helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Coconut oil is good for use externally for hair, reducing stress and as a cooking oil.

Raw 100% Organic Maca Powder is ground into powder by hand, producing an ingredient rich in minerals, vitamins and fiber such as vitamins B1, B2 and C, proteins and tannins. The powder can be used in baking or a flavoring.

Raw 100% Organic Clear Agave Nectar contains inulin as well as saponins, with anti-inflammatory and immune system-boosting properties. It can be used as a sweetener or sugar substitute, including in teas and coffees, smoothies and other recipes for baked goods.

Raw Wildcrafted Goji Berries are rich in beta-carotene and polysaccharides with a taste between a cranberry and a cherry. A single serving offers a day’s worth of vitamin A and also contains minerals, fiber, all eight essential amino acids and vitamin C.

All Raw 100% Organic Cacao Powder is high in minerals like iron and potassium, and has more antioxidants than even açaí berries. It can be added to milk, smoothies, protein shakes, coffee and desserts.

Ojio Raw Organic Hemp Seeds contain up to 33% protein and 6% essential fatty acids. Hemp seeds have the most digestible forms of protein, along with eight essential amino acids including omega-6 and omega-3. An alternative to soy, meat or other cooked protein products, their sweet, nutty taste makes them delicious with almost anything, says the company.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2010