Millet is a gluten-free pseudo cereal and one of the oldest cultivated by Humans. It needs very little water and grows well on drier lands. It’s extremely nutritious, rich in fibre, complex carbohydrates, iron, zinc and magnesium. It’s a very alkaline food and benefits the stomach, spleen and pancreas.
Quinoa is a pseudo cereal, cultivated on high-altitude zones, and originating from the Andes in Peru, Bolivia and Chile. It has been cultivated and consumed by indigenous people for at least 4 thousand years. It’s highly rich in proteins, stands out from other cereals by having the 8 essential amino acids and so is considered a complete protein source. Quinoa is gluten-free and rich in complex carbohydrates, fibre, B-complex vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium and antioxidants.
Brown rice is a gluten-free cereal and one of the best foods to treat gut problems. It’s rich in complex carbohydrates, fibre, proteins and B-complex vitamins. It’s also extremely rich in minerals such selenium, magnesium, iron and potassium.
We use oat flakes in our veggie burgers, to give texture and consistency, as well as to provide even more fibre and protein. Oats are a wholegrain cereal with numerous health benefits. Rich in B- and E-complex vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Provides complex carbohydrates, extremely beneficial for maintaining a healthy gut, glycaemic control and cholesterol lowering.
Beetroot is rich in antioxidants, B-, C- and A-complex vitamins and minerals such as iron, sodium, potassium and magnesium. The betaine present in this vegetable helps to maintain a healthy heart and circulation. Beet is also an excellent source of fibre.
Pulses are extremely nutritionally rich, an excellent source of fibre and proteins. They are rich in B-complex vitamins and mineral such as iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. A balanced diet that includes pulses and wholegrains ensures the supply of complete proteins and meets the daily needs of this macronutrients.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
We use Portuguese extra virgin olive oil, without any refinement, in all of our products.
Integral Sea Salt
The salt we use is as natural as possible, it hasn’t gone through any refining process and so preserves all its components such as iodine, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, sodium (in less quantity than refined salt), zinc, iron and potassium.
Aromatic Herbs and Spices
In all products we include spices, which in addition to giving them an incredible flavor, also make them even healthier. Some examples are:
- Thyme: considered antibacterial, antifungal, anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory.
- Oregano: improves digestion, is expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial.
- Curcuma: the main active ingredient of curcuma is curcumin, an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, immunostimulant and neuroprotective compound. Its absorption in the organism is potentiated when consumed in combination with black pepper.
- Cumin: improves digestion and prevents anaemia by being extremely rich in iron. It has anti-congestion and expectorant properties. It also benefits the cognitive function and memory due to large concentration of minerals.