Awaken your senses with our Asian Zen, a tantalizing tamari-based dressing accented with vibrant organic ginger juice, toasted sesame oil, pure clover honey and rice vinegar, alongside fresh kombucha.
Organic Raw Kombucha
We sourced one of the highest quality kombucha brewers in the Pacific Northwest. When we met with Good Vibes Kombucha to help create our products, we were ecstatic. Kombucha has become widespread in the marketplace due to its wonderful spectrum of highly beneficial acids, bacteria and yeasts. The raw kombucha we use is brewed with organic tea, organic sugar and artesian well water. What a difference this water makes! To learn more about kombucha visit our Why Kombucha link on the home page.
Chia Seeds (prebiotic)
Chia seeds are a super-food and are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, gluten-free protein, antioxidants, as well as fiber, magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, iron and other various micro-nutrients.
Our Chia seeds are pesticide-free, free of heavy metals and not irradiated.
Chia seeds help athletes stay hydrated longer. Because a Chia seed can hold over 9 times its weight in water. This helps you stay hydrated much longer.
Chia seeds also help endurance athletes build stamina. Athletes can increase their endurance by eating Chia gel (chia seeds soaked in water) before workouts or races. This gel allows for the slow absorption of carbohydrates into your system and provides more energy during exercise.
Tamari has a soft, rich aroma; a very smooth flavor; and a well-balanced taste.
Tamari is a fermented soy food. Scientists have given particular attention to the high concentration of "brown pigment" in tamari because of its strong anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties. Tamari is said to aid in the digestion of grains and vegetables while being rich in several minerals. Tamari does not contain wheat and is an excellent seasoning for those on a wheat-free diet. Because many of the health-promoting qualities of fermented soy foods are due to the soybean content, tamari is often considered the most health promoting variety of soy sauce. Tamari provides niacin (vitamin B3), manganese, and mood-enhancing tryptophan, and contains more protein than regular soy sauce.
Rice vinegar adds a delicate subtle flavor to dressings and marinades. Rice vinegar is used as a condiment in Asia and other continents extensively. Its acidity quotient is lower than other types of vinegar making it a very well rounded flavor in gourmet cooking. Not surprisingly, rice vinegar offers quite a number of health benefits. There is a good amount of acetic acid in rice vinegar an acid that aids in boosting digestive health. It helps your body soak in more nutrients from the foods you eat. Rice vinegar contains essential amino acids and a moderate amount of amino acids. Rice vinegar aids in preventing fatty peroxide formation in your body. If losing excess weight is a priority for you, consuming rice vinegar with foods can be quite helpful. Studies from the NCBI have indicated it helps in reducing flab to some extent.
Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil
We use expeller pressed canola oil in all of our products. This clean light tasting oil brings with it health benefits and is the perfect palette for creating beautiful dressings where a heavier olive oil would overpower competing flavors. Canola oil consists mostly of monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Of all vegetable oils, it is the lowest in saturated fats and it is second highest in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 polyunsaturated fat related to the omega-3s found in fish. In contrast, olive, corn, safflower, and sunflower oils contain just 1% ALA; canola 11%. Like many other plant foods, canola oil contains phytosterols which lower cholesterol, along with some vitamin E and K.
Toasted Sesame Oil
Sesame seed oil has a wonderfully complex and deeply fulfilling flavor, almost indescribable, so much so that other oils and nuts rely on its flavor as a benchmark when profiling a taste or smell. Sesame oil is very high in linoleic acid, one of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) our bodies cannot produce. EFAs play an important role in regulating blood pressure, cholesterol metabolism, and the flow of biochemicals across cell membranes. EFAs are involved with vital energy production in our bodies from the foods we eat, and then moving that energy throughout our system. Rich in antioxidants, sesame oil can help to prevent damage to our cells caused by free radicals, decreasing your risk of cancer, slowing down the aging process, and protecting you from a variety of diseases. Sesame oil has been used for hundreds of years as a mouthwash to kill off bacteria. It can potentially act as an antibacterial agent in the body. Sesame oil is a subject of ongoing research as the medical community continues to uncover a never ending list of health benefits linked to this prized golden brown oil.
Organic Ginger Juice
Ginger is exciting as a flavor and for its awesome health benefits; classified as an herb, it has been used as traditional medicine and spice throughout the ages. The medicinal uses of ginger are seemingly endless. If you can stomach the spiciness, it can do wonders for your body. It contains calcium, choline, essential oils, folate, inositol, iron, manganese, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, protein, silicon; vitamins B3 and C. Ginger is known to have more than a dozen different anti-oxidants profiles. Some cultures use young ginger to bring down body temperatures as in the case of fever and conversely the older (dryer) ginger to bring up the body temperature as in the case of a cold or during cold seasons. Ginger is commonly referred to as a root, but it is in fact a rhizome.
Honey is very elegant; it can be buttery and luscious, so much so that it is referred to as liquid gold. Honey is known to have antioxidant, antimicrobial and prebiotic attributes.
- Honey is made up of glucose, fructose, and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chlorine, potassium, magnesium. Honey contains unique oligosaccharides that have an important role in prebiotic activity.
- contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- contains immune boosting anti-viral properties.
- very high in B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6.
- contains natural anti-oxidants that block free radicals.
- high in minerals: magnesium and potassium.
Toasted sesame seeds
Sesame seeds have taste all their own and add a delicate, almost invisible, crunch to many Asian dishes. They are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste). Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil, which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity.
- Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese.
- They are a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber
- Sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin; a group of beneficial fibers that have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans. Sesamin has also been noted as protecting the liver from oxidative damage.
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