Garden of Life - Fruits of Life Whole Foods Antioxidant Matrix Bar Summer Berry - 2.25 oz. (64g)
Garden of Life Fruits of Life Whole Foods Antioxidant Matrix Bar Summer Berry is a Certified USDA Organic antioxidant bar made with living foods—organic fruits and berries equal to 4 servings of fruits and vegetables, with added probiotics and sweetened with organic honey. Each Fruits of Life Whole Food Antioxidant Matrix Bar contains 6 organic fruits and provides the antioxidant activity of 4 servings of fruits and vegetables, including 240% of the Daily Value of vitamin C—all wrapped up in a summer berry taste. At Garden of Life, they are dedicated to Empowering Extraordinary Health. Their Living Foods bars combine the goodness of healthy whole foods such as organic fruit, nuts and sprouted grains with beneficial live probiotics, all sweetened with honey to create an incredibly satisfying bar that is both delicious and nutritious for you. Each bar contains soluble fiber, including oat beta glucan.
Living Foods Organic Fruits of Life Bar Benefits
- Contains 6 organic fruits
- Provides antioxidant activity equal to 4 servings of fruits and vegetables
- 240% of the Daily Value of vitamin C
- Made with whole, RAW, live organic foods
- Certified USDA Organic, Vegetarian, Non-Dairy, Non-GMO
- Living Foods Organic Fruits of Life—whole food antioxidant matrix bar containing 6 organic fruits with a refreshing summer berry taste.
Garden of Life's commitment to sustainability begins with organic farming. Certified organic plant protein from sprouted grains and legumes is truly good for our planet, unlike conventional farming practices that utilize 150+ synthetic pesticides leaching into our water supply and soil, promoting genetically modified seed crops and reducing our planet’s biodiversity. In addition to certified organic farming practices, Garden of Life uses recyclable packaging, vegetable inks, sustainably farmed papers and 100% certified renewable wind energy credits to run their company’s operations.
Because USDA Certified Organic Matters - to Garden of Life and to You!
At Garden of Life, they believe that health matters. That's why they have been, still are, and always will be committed to the highest quality standards in their products. They are entirely committed to this mission and organic farming. Not satisfied to sit back and watch USA's organic family farmers dwindle in number, they are proud to provide long-term contracts and create security for the family farmer community. In fact, their commitment to quality compelled them to make sure as many of their products as possible are USDA Certified Organic, which means no toxins such as pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and more. The USDA Certified Organic seal also ensures that the entire product contains 95 percent or more certified organic content, delivering an elite status because USDA organic standards are set high and enforced from start to finish - every step along the way.
By Definition, the USDA Organic Seal Means:
- No Irradiation
- No Sewage Sludge
- No Synthetic Fertilizers
- No Prohibited Pesticides
- No Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs
- Adherence to Animal Health & Welfare Standards
- Zero Antibiotics or Growth Hormones
- 100 Percent Organic Feed
- Giving Animals Access to the Outdoors
- Specific Soil & Water Conservation Methods
- Pollution Reduction
It's a three-year process to convert land to organic status, and only in the third year - not before - can produce be called organic. There's also a residue-testing program to verify that prohibited pesticides aren't applied to organic crops, since over 3,000 high-risk toxins, including pesticides, are by law excluded from organic products. On the other hand, conventional farming results in products grown with pesticides or other toxins that can get to anyone who consumes them - and over one billion tons of pesticides are used in conventional farming in the United States each year.
Those pesticides show up, too. A CDC data analysis revealed that 100 percent of blood and urine tests from all subjects showed pesticide residues - some over four times what's deemed "acceptable." It's no wonder, though. In conventional farming, there's a limit on the maximum amount of each pesticide used, but there's no limit to the number of different pesticides that can be on food or the total amount of contamination - and chemicals can have synergistic effects, even at very low levels.
However, you can avoid these toxins by choosing USDA Certified Organic. Scientists say that pesticide levels drop to undetectable levels when people eat an organic diet, but return almost immediately with a non-organic diet. The USDA Certified Organic seal means high-quality, pure, nutritious products. They're not filled with toxins, including prohibited pesticides, GMOs and much more.
You see, health and quality truly matters to Garden of Life. They always have and always will. That's why they are committed to their products wearing the USDA Certified Organic seal, and why they continue to work diligently to provide only the highest quality products.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
Garden of Life works with third party organizations to ensure the highest possible quality in the products they manufacture for your extraordinary health.
What are GMPs?
GMPs or Good Manufacturing Practices (also referred to as cGMP or Current Good Manufacturing Practices), are a set of guidelines that address the principles required in the manufacturing and care of products intended for human use and regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). GMPs are established due to common standards set by the industry to ensure products are manufactured safely and with quality assurance.
How does Garden of Life implement cGMPs?
Garden of Life knows and understands the regulations; they have a Quality Department that oversees cGMPs. They have established manufacturing and operating procedures, documentation for following these procedures. They train employees on how to follow these procedures and have implemented processes for corrective actions and preventive actions (CAPA). Garden of Life works very closely with contract manufacturers and raw material suppliers, conducting GMP supplier audits, evaluating GMP status and identifying gaps; they confirm raw material identity and determine action plans to maintain and/or improve supplier's status. Garden of Life has created quality systems by establishing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), product specifications, implementing and following Good Documentation Practices and reviewing and investigating product complaints.
The safety and efficacy of their products is of utmost concern. All raw materials have strict specifications and their Certificates of Analysis are kept on record. As part of Garden of Life's testing protocol, they test all finished products for pathogens. Their premium quality products are manufactured in carefully selected facilities, and they work with manufacturers who have the highest quality standards and follow GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) set by the FDA. They have an extensive quality program that surpasses many industry standards in order to deliver the best product to customers.
About Garden of Life
Mission - Empowering Extraordinary Health
- Empower. Their products are designed to let you take control of your own health.
- Extraordinary. They believe in premium nutrition that goes beyond the ordinary.
- Health. Your health is a gift, and extraordinary health is a goal worth pursuing - both for you and for your family.
With Your Help, Garden of Life Makes a Difference
Every time you, as a valued customer, purchase certain Garden of Life products, you not only are supporting your health, you are also supporting various causes specially chosen for their outstanding work. At Garden of Life, they are always striving to offer customers solutions that are life-changing, because they truly believe they can change the world by empowering extraordinary health.
So when Garden of Life considers other organizations they'd like to partner with, they focus on those dedicated to making the world a better, healthier place. They are proud to partner with the following organizations and foundations who are devoted to improving people's lives through their efforts:
- SOS Children's Villages International
- Vitamin Angels
- WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
- National Parkinson Foundation
Garden of Life's commitment to health goes beyond offering some of the most effective nutritional products in the world. They are interested in building relationships with people to help them transform their lives to attain extraordinary health. By combining the best of nature and science, the Garden of Life brand offers a path to healthy living with premium products that are supported by education and innovation.
As recognized by the United States Congress, there is a direct correlation between nutrition, exercise, and health. Raw, whole food nutrition, from organically grown sources, is more beneficial for health than isolated nutrients. When coupled with exercise, a diet that includes the consumption of raw, live foods, particularly those containing probiotics, enzymes, and products of their fermentation, is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.