Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rujevnative Foods (Product Review)

Note: Thanks to Rejuvenative Foods for sending me the following products to sample.

* Spicy Kim-chi
* 100% vegan organic, raw almond butter (low temp ground)
* raw sauerkraut

I have the kim-chi and raw sauerkraut and they are both awesome. I couldn't tell the difference in taste between this and other sauerkrauts. I had never had kim-chi before, though and loved it. Just tastes so healthy! Be on the lookout for these ingredients in my recipes!

Spicy Kim-Chi:
Ingredients: Cabbage*, carrots*, onions*, ginger*, Celtic Sea Salt®, ground dried red peppers*
* denotes items grown organically

From their website: Kim-Chi has been a staple of the Korean diet for centuries. It is made from fresh, shredded, unheated vegetables which are put into stainless steel containers and left to culture for five to seven days. No water or vinegar is added. These delicious, high-fiber, low-fat, unheated, organic, cultured vegetables are one of the richest sources of lactobacilli and enzymes available. Lactobacilli are probiotic microflora, naturally implanted by mother's milk, normally present in a healthy human digestive tract.

Raw Sauerkraut:
Ingredients: Cabbage*, high mineral health salt

From their website:While sauerkrauts and cultured vegetables have been used as healthful food in various cultures around the world, most commercially available sauerkrauts are processed with heat that eliminates the naturally occuring enzymes and microflora that are so beneficial to the digestive tract. Rejuvenative Foods Raw Sauerkraut is a handcrafted fresh cultured vegetable, high in fiber and low in fat, that is handmade with great care to provide a flavorful, rich source of enzymes and lactobacilli (a microflora, naturally implanted by mother's milk, normally present in a healthy human digestive tract). We begin by grinding fresh, raw cabbage which we then allow to culture in stainless steel containers for five to seven days. No water or vinegar is added.

Almond Butter
Ingredients:100% Fresh Raw Organic Almonds

Nutritional Information:
Serving Size:1 tablespoon - approx. 14 grams (7 tblsp. per 200 grams)
Calories:90 kcal
Protein:4 g
Fiber:2 g
Carbohydrates:4 g
Total Fats:7 g

From their website: Rejuvenative organic almond butter is freshly ground two or three times to keep the temperature low and the nuts raw. This process maintains flavor, nutrients and minerals as well as the inherent enzymes or life energy. The final product is immediately refrigerated to bring you a delicious nut butter that is guaranteed to taste and feel better than high-temperature roasted and/or ground nut and seed butters.

To Learn more about revjuvenative foods, visit http://www.rejuvenative.com/.