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Giving Thanks For Healthier Options

As the holidays approach, if you find it hard to resist all the desserts and sweets, opt for little ways you can improve your sugar intake by switching from regular table sugar to coconut sugar. Here’s why coconut sugar is a healthier alternative: View full article →

Make hydration your New Year's resolution!

For whatever reason, that heightened sense of well-being from our New Year’s resolution instigated clean diet and regular exercise fades into a “back of the stove” priority and the monkey-chatter of daily busy-ness takes precedent. Yet, there is one simple every day enjoyable act that we can do, very easily, to ensure we are at least taking care of our body on a basic level.  View full article →

Cacao for Happiness!

Cacao is not only good for your heart but also your happiness levels! View full article →

COCO HYDRO Trace Mineral List

Coco Hydro contains 72 trace minerals, found in the same ratio that exists in sea water.  These trace minerals come from an ancient sea bed in North America where the water evaporated millions of years ago and left behind a rich layer of minerals.  

Why do we add trace minerals to Coco Hydro?  We do it for a couple reasons.  

First, a lot of farming land in the world has been over-farmed and the soil now lacks the trace minerals that were once found in abundance.  This means the food we eat may not have all the trace minerals we need to keep our body running like the well tuned machine it needs to be.  

Second, we believe that adding trace minerals provide our bodies with a more complete hydration solution.  When we sweat, we don't only sweat water, but we also sweat minerals.  This means we need to replenish the minerals, both macro and micro.  Most hydration sport drinks only contain the basic macro minerals in synthetic form.  While the big 5 are critical (Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Manganese), so are all the micro trace minerals.  

Below is a list of the trace minerals that are found in Coco Hydro.  These are all naturally occurring and organic by nature.  

 

BRUNSWICK LAB TESTS BIG TREE FARMS RAW CACAO POWDER FOR ORAC

Brunswick Labs, a leading independent lab that specializes in testing for ORAC content of food products (the level of antioxidants in foods), tested Big Tree Farms' cold-pressed cacao powder and the results were impressive to say the least.  Our raw cacao powder showed over 2x the ORAC value than their conventional cacao extract!

In the heart of transparency and in the spirit that we believe you have a right to know about your food, we have provided you with the actual lab analysis and the link to view Brunswick Lab's other ORAC results.

   

 

 

What does the above mean?  Well, our total ORAC 5.0 results show a number of 4,056.  In comparison, Brunswick Lab's analysis of standard cocoa extract shows a number of 1,588.

To view the actual Brunswick Labs results for conventionally processed cocoa, click here.

Big Tree Farms cold-pressed cacao preserves the goodness that helps you live a lasting healthy life!

Top 10 Reasons to LOVE Coconut Sugar!

Healthy for you and the planet, 10 reasons to use coconut sugar! View full article →

Benefits of Coconut Sugar Infographic

The Best Sugar Alternative IS Coconut Sugar - and Big Tree Farms sets itself apart from the rest View full article →
December 08, 2014

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Coconut Sugar featured as Optimal Sweetener choice

Washington State University School of Food Science used an electric tongue to determine optimal sweetness in granola bar to be 89.9% coconut sugar, 6.1% agave nectar, and 4% stevia. View full article →
December 01, 2014

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SWEET SWAP This Holiday

Returning to a diet that’s wholesome, close to the earth, nutritious and healthy, luckily, is well within reach. There are two things you can do right this second to say goodbye to those dangerous empty calories forever—and still enjoy a little sweetness in your life: First, give up processed foods that contain added sugar. Now, consider coconut sugar. View full article →

Trend-spotting SRG identifies 10 food and culinary trends of 2015

And Coconut Sugar is on trend!  Anyone reading this blog already knows it...and knows that Big Tree Farms continues to be a trend-setter and pioneer in all their products...Rooted in Goodness.  How are you using this "trendy" (and ancient) sweetener today?  Please leave us a comment below! View full article →