The Real Co. Single Origin Foods: from Farmers to our Tables

 

This is a sponsored post. Products for review provided by The Real Co.

Food. I have a love affair with food. I simply love food and the simplicity of healthy eating. I am always on The Real Co. 

The Real Co. not only offers one of a kind, high-quality products but their products come with a promise; One single origin. Their foods are never processed and all come from farmers at specific locations in the world. They work closely with these farmers under fair trade conditions and provide exclusive ingredients from their hands to our tables.

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The Real Co promises it’s consumers a clear understanding of the source of their food, the methods used for farming, & how it is packaged & delivered. Honesty & trust is something that they take very seriously and are extremely proud to achieve!

We are introducing and pioneering what we believe to be an exciting and transparent new food category and method of sourcing produce globally and delivering it at a local level; named SINGLE ORIGIN.  We enter partnerships with farmers and growers around the world who don’t have an established mainstream route to distribute their produce and from there we create a way to share their commodity with the world.- The Real Co.

The Real Co. only works with farmers that meet certain conditions, such as:

  1. It is producing non-gmo products, and where possible with organic and/or vegan and fair trade certification.
  2. They meet our minimum standards of living and working conditions for the staff.
  3. They have utilised their land and local environment in an ethical and sustainable way.
  4. They have contributed to supporting their local community, whether it be through the creation of jobs, tourism or any other tangible means.

So as I’ve been working on eliminating refined sugars from my diet I was especially inclined to try The Real Co Organic Raw Cane Sugar. The Real Co Organic Raw Cane Sugar comes directly from Assukar Farms, Tayutic Valley in Costa Rica  and it is 100% natural and organic, 100% Single Origin, non-GMO, and contains many natural vitamins & minerals. 
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*The sugar is available in 2 sizes: 8-ounce at a suggested retail price of $3.69 and 16-ounce at a suggested retail price of $4.49

The farming and milling operations at Assukar farms supports the employment of  approximately 10 local villages, making it a sustainable community food product.

Raw cane sugar is an excellent of source antioxidants. It is also loaded with vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and iron; along with a complete profile of essential amino-acids that help burn fat and build muscle. Refined white sugar contains none of that. It is processed from beets but once it reaches its crystalized white appearance (popular in our hearts and minds as what sugar should look like) refined sugar has lots all of its properties.

The Real Co, other products are equally as exciting! If you know anything about super foods and natural products you are aware of the natural properties of Himalayan Pink Salt. Mineral-rich salt has far-reaching health benefits including reducing blood pressure, preventing muscle cramping, strengthening bones and more.  The Real Co Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, is handcrafted in the Himalayan Mountains. This salt is 100% pure, 100% Single Origin, non-GMO; is unrefined and mountain washed in Himalayan mountain water, packing a whopping 84 active minerals in every grain.

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* The salt is available in a 20-ounce tub container for a suggested retail price of $6.99 or in a salt shaker container for a suggested retail price of $9.49.

I love it. I add it to everything including water! Yes, a pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt to water is great for detoxifying the body by balancing systemic pH. Also, add to your cooking just as you use regular table salt, and even to make your own body scrubs – Just add olive or coconut oil and use to scrub your body.

Last, but not least, The Real Co brings us The Real Co White Basmati Rice, directly from Gujrat Punjab from Farid Co-op Farm, is 100% natural and 100% Single Origin, low-GI & prebiotic, and non-GMO! The Real Co White Basmati Rice was farmed using no additives, no chemicals, and no pesticides.

Have you ever tried Basmati rice? its grains are longer and thinner than other varieties of rice, and it is extremely aromatic. It is its distinctive aroma and flavour that make this rice one of my favorites. Basmati is gluten-free and low in fat. It contains all eight essential amino acids, folic acid, and is very low in sodium and has no cholesterol. It also has a low to medium glycemic index, meaning that energy is released at a slower, steadier rate leading to a more balanced level of energy.

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*The rice is available in 2 sizes: 16-ounce at a suggested retail price of $3.99 and 32-ounce at a suggested retail price of $6.49.

Overall I am very impressed with their products. packaging is amazing, well done, and good quality maintaining their products fresh. The transparency promise and the fair trade guarantee made them a perfect choice for the millennial consumer, and I am without the shadow of a doubt pleased with all The Real Co philosophy entails.

This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate by getting creative with your favorite Irish classics! Instead of consuming unhealthy, high-calorie foods with little to no nutritional value, why not swap it for the wholesome goodness of The Real Co foods? The Real Co offers fun, easy-to-prepare, Irish themed recipes that sure serve up a “quare” healthy kick. Every grain of salt, sugar and rice can be traced to its source, which is shared on every package of food that bears The Real Co name. Every food item has the Non-GMO Project Verified seal and is harvested from one single place, single farm or single family.  The Real Co products are also VeganGluten Free, Organic and Kosher!

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