Yogavive - Apple Chips Organic Caramel - 1.41 oz. (40 g)
Yogavive Apple Chips Organic Caramel contain the highest quality, organically grown Fuji Apples on the planet. Yogavive's apples are peeled, cored and sliced, then gently low-heat bake-dried to ensure maximum nutrient content. Light, crispy, and naturally sweet, Yogavive Apple Chips are a delicious healthy snack you can believe in - perfect as part of your daily balanced low fat diet.
Yogavive Apple chips are vegan, Fat Free and produced in a certified Gluten Free and Nut Free facility. Yogavive Apple Chips do not contain any preservatives, sweeteners or artificial flavors.
Good Energy Every Day
- USDA certified Organic Fuji Apples
- only 35 calories per serving
- crunchy with no added sugar
- certified Non-GMO, Fair Trade
- certified Gluten Free, Vegan
- certified Kosher, Halal
- resealable zip-lock closure
Young, vibrant and hooked on healthy living! Yogavive brings you healthy snacking alternatives made from highest quality USDA certified organic fruit. "Yoga" is the union of mind and body, a natural balance. "Vive" means life. Yogavive offers mindful food choices for a sustainable and healthy life. They believe in providing the body with the best possible fuel to get you through the day. Naturally sweet and bursting with real flavor, Yogavive products contain the nutrients of fresh fruit in convenient snacks portions, making them part of a well balanced diet.
Clean, Simple, and Bursting with Flavor
Yogavive is a leading producer of USDA certified organic fruit snacks. Their "popped" apple chips are fat-free, crunchy, and uniquely delicious. In addition to being certified Organic, they are certified Fair Trade, non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, and Halal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yogavive fruit snacks taste great! Kids love 'em…adults love 'em…and they're naturally good for you. Yogavive sources direct from organic growers to ensure a year-round supply with the minimum possible carbon footprint. They strive where possible to source from farms that use as little mechanization as possible, thus providing employment and reducing the required energy inputs in their fruit cultivation. They also, where possible, source from biodynamic farms so that their operations disturb the planet as little as possible. They do their best to make a difference.
How do Yogavive products compare to fresh fruit?
All of Yogavive's fruit snacks maintain the nutrients and flavor of fresh fruit. They continuously strive to offer customers convenient and creative ways to enjoy their daily fruit intake. Nutritional information for their products is available both on their website and on product packaging.
Why is buying USDA Organic important for my health?
All Yogavive products are USDA NOP Certified Organic. This means that all of their fruit is grown in a pesticide and chemical free soil environment. This means that harmful chemicals do not make their way into the fruit, and ultimately your body.
How is organic better for the environment?
No chemicals or pesticides mean naturally healthy soil which encourages the return of biodiversity to the agricultural system. Natural fertilizers mean no harmful runoff into surrounding watersheds.
What are the standards that define "certified organic"?
When a grower or processor is "certified organic," a USDA accredited public or private organization has verified that the business meets or exceeds the standards set forth by the USDA Organic Organization guidelines. In October 2002, the first U.S. National Organic Standards were introduced. Margaret Wittenberg, Vice President of Governmental and Public Affairs for Whole Foods Market, played a leading role in the development of the standards. According to Wittenberg, "These standards will help consumers make more informed choices, as they establish the first national guidelines for the production and handling of organically produced products, including labeling requirements for products that are 100 percent organic, organic, and made with organic ingredients." Consumers can rest assured that the use of GMOs, sewage sludge, and ionizing radiation (irradiation) are strictly prohibited throughout organic food production.
What is the difference between organic and natural?
"Natural" often is misrepresented in product labeling to imply "healthful", but "natural" only means that the product has undergone minimal processing. Unlike products that are certified organic, natural products have no certification or inspection requirements. Also, "natural" does not necessarily relate to growing methods or the use of preservatives.
What is biodiversity?
Biodiversity refers to the naturally occurring harmony of flora and fauna in an environmental system. Imagine the happy balance of a natural forest. Trees provide food and shelter for cute fuzzy critters, which in turn disperse their seeds far and wide, allowing the forest to spread and regenerate. In the context of organic farming, biodiversity means a return to emulating the methods of natural systems.
What is a carbon footprint?
This is a term that describes the amount of carbon emitted by a given activity. Examples of this are animal wastes, oil-based fertilizers, engine emissions, and power generation (fossil fuel based).
As a company that sources globally, how is the carbon footprint incurred via shipping justified?
Produce is sourced around the globe to ensure continuous annual supply. By removing moisture from the fruit during the processing activities, they effectively reduce the weight of product being shipped, as compared to fresh fruit shipments. Yogavive products therefore, leave a smaller carbon footprint than fresh fruit counterparts.
Why shouldn't I only buy locally grown and processed products?
While buying locally is a wonderful thing to do, onlybuying local products would vastly limit your options as a consumer. Furthermore, there are many examples of imported products that have a smaller carbon footprint than those grown locally. For example, if you wanted to eat local apples year-round then you would have to refrigerate them using energy. Importing apples from different areas during cyclical harvests can actually reduce the total carbon footprint versus storing local produce for year round consumption. Another good example is that industrialized countries employ mechanized farming techniques which rely on fossil fuels. Developing nations often use more labor intensive farming methods, thereby reducing fossil fuel dependency while maintaining local employment. Transport costs from such locations to developed countries often yield a lower carbon footprint than local (mechanized) foodstuffs.
The label says "with other natural flavors" - What does this mean exactly?
Yogavive's Apple Chips are made by using only natural ingredients. The Caramel and Peach varieties contain what are called, "WONF" - with other natural flavors. These flavors are derived from wholly natural sources and are not chemically synthesized. For example, these natural flavors are made from fruit juices which are derived from real peaches, or cane sugar for the Caramel variety. These natural flavors are used only to enhance the product's flavor, and are not much different than your favorite fruit juice company mixing water with your fruit juice.
Then why are the Original and Cinnamon Apple Chips labeled as "100% Organic", while the others are labeled simply as "Organic"?
The Original and Cinnamon Yogavive Apple Chips are NOP certified 100% Organic, as certified by both the USDA and EcoCert. The cinnamon is from pure organic sources. The Peach and Caramel varieties are also certified Organic with a minimal percentage (5%) of ingredients consisting of the naturally-derived WONF flavors. While the WONF flavors are naturally derived from real fruit, guidelines view these flavors as non-organically derived natural flavors, since you can't go pick a 'natural flavoring' off a tree (no matter how naturally derived)!
What are these natural flavors made of?
Yogavive's natural flavors contain natural fruit extracts (WONF), water, and minimal amounts of necessary food-grade ethyl alcohol used as a base. The flavors are obtained through a simple mix of natural flavoring substances, and then natural extracts on alcoholic support, in accordance with EEC 88/388, which is a food standard. In simpler terms, Yogavive's flavors do not contain synthesized chemicals, only naturally derived components. Essentially, the Peach variety contains peach extracts… and so on.
How does Yogavive make their chips?
Yogavive first lightly bakes their fruit, then adds in their wonderful organic/natural flavors. Next, they take away the air to 'pop' the apples and impart an extremely light and crunchy texture, with all the flavor sealed in. Some brands you'll find are fried in oil, but Yogavive thinks this is a big no no with fruit. Others fully bake, but this can be a little too, well, overdone. Basic drying is great, but results in a variable chewy texture. Freeze drying is another popular option, but it sucks out most of the nutrients and taste. Yogavive feels that their popped chips deliver a more flavorful and healthful snack.
About the Company
Making the World Healthier
Everyone loves to snack. Yogavive believes in producing snacks that are good for you and good for the planet. All of their products meet the high quality standards of the USDA National Organic Program. Organic is becoming mainstream in so many sectors, and Yogavive is excited to be at the forefront of the organic snack revolution. Their products are further certified non-GMO, meaning that they do not contain any genetically modified organisms. They are also certified Fair Trade through their partner organization Fair for Life. This ensures that all workers in the production of Yogavive are treated well and paid a fair wage. They are proud of their commitment to organic farming and do all they can to support the growth of the organic industry both in the USA and abroad.
Sustainable at the Source
Yogavive is a leading producer of USDA certified organic fruit products. They work directly with growers to bring top quality and innovative organic products to customers. There are no added chemicals or preservatives, and each of the products has more certifications than ingredients. Yogavive apples are a healthy fresh fruit alternative. Certifications include: Gluten-Free, Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, Halal, and Kosher.