Reminiscent of Ancient Italy, our divinely unique Divino Italiano is layered with extra virgin olive oil, spices, fine herbs and fresh kombucha. Old World values and gourmet flavors become one.
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.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet. Extra virgin olive oil is the premium press and offers the most benefit. Olive oil has become a legendary culinary oil with health benefits that appear to be unrivaled. New research reveals more benefits nearly every day surrounding olive oil and for many of the ingredients listed here. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways food can improve our health, and our lives. Among olive oil's extensive list of attributes, having a peek at the polyphenol make-up alone of this delicious oil, is awe inspiring.
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar ACV (prebiotic)
Cider vinegar is a sweet and tangy addition to dressings, soups and marinades. Many consumers are aware of the highly-touted health benefits of vinegar — in particular, apple cider vinegar. This ancient condiment has a known use dating back thousands of years and has been used as both food and medicine. ACV is also known as a prebiotic.
Made from grapes, balsamic vinegar is known for its rich flavor and velvety black color. It’s fermented in wooden barrels, much like wine, and the taste intensifies the longer it is aged. Balsamic vinegar, aside from adding flavor and acidity, also has potential health implications. The Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology showed that balsamic vinegar lowered the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and formation of foam cells, both of which contribute to atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Balsamic vinegar is often used to make salad dressings, as a flavor enhancer for meats, or even drizzled over fresh fruits.
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.
For such a small vegetable (bulb), garlic has a huge and well-deserved reputation. Garlic has been a beloved ingredient in many cultures for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Garlic has gained unprecedented popularity since researchers have been scientifically validating its numerous health benefits. Garlic is a known potent anti-oxidant that helps neutralize free radicals in the body and protect against cell damage and aging.
- It is high in a sulfur compound called Allicin, the key to many of its health benefits.
- Garlic is an excellent source of vitamins A, B-complex and C.
- It provides a good supply of minerals: manganese, phosphorus, calcium, copper, potassium, iron and copper.
Never mind the tears they bring on–onions are a powerful ally in your fight against disease. Onions lavish you with wonderful flavors and that is great news since they're one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Onions contain more polyphenols than even garlic, and provide an excellent supply of flavonoids, such as quercetin.
- High in vitamin C, sulphuric compounds, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals.
- High in polyphenols; they play an important role as a prebiotic, increasing the ratio of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Onions contain more polyphenols than even garlic.
- Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.
Since ancient times, black pepper is one of the most widely traded spices in the world. Black pepper enhances the bioavailability (helps in transporting the benefits of other foods) of various nutrients such as vitamins A and C, selenium, beta-carotene, and others, thereby improving your overall health. Because of its antibacterial properties, pepper is also used to preserve food. Pepper is known to contain iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, chromium, vitamins A, C and K, and other nutrients.
Almost everyone enjoys the cool refreshing flavor lemon imparts on drinks, dressings and salads. Lemons have many nourishing qualities and its uses are seemingly endless. High in vitamin C, B6, A, and E and filled with folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein, it’s no wonder lemons are so amazing. Lemons also contain flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties.
- Lemons are alkalizing for the body: Lemons are acidic however they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.
- Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections, like the flu and colds.
- Your liver loves lemons, for they are great liver detoxifier.
- According to The Reams Biological Ionization Theory (RBTI), the lemon is the ONLY food in the world that is anionic (an ion with a negative charge). All other foods are cationic (the ion has a positive charge). This makes it extremely useful to health as it is the interaction between anions and cations that ultimately provides all cell energy.
Some know parsley only as an attractive leaf garnish, yet parsley is a wonderfully nutritious and healing food that is often under-appreciated or ignored. Parsley can have a delicious vibrant taste, with wonderful healing properties. It also touts one of the highest antioxidant counts among plants.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.