Amazing Grass - Green Superfood Whole Nutrition Bar Chocolate Chip Coconut - 2.1 oz.
Amazing Grass Green Superfood Whole Nutrition Bar Chocolate Chip Coconut is a premium blend of nature's most nourishing & delicious superfoods. They've taken their alkalizing Green SuperFood, with antioxidant rich fruits & vegetables and combined them in a bar that will satisfy your hunger & deliver nutrients to your body the way Mother Nature intended...unprocessed, organic & delicious. Their bars are loaded with 2/3 of a serving of their Amazing Grass Green SuperFood drink powder. Their blend is a unique and potent combination of nature's most nourishing, cleansing and rebuilding green superfoods and enhanced with digestive enzymes and active probiotics to improve nutrient absorption. The blend combines nutrient dense green food concentrates with superfruits like Acai, the powerful purple berry from the Amazon Rainforest, high in antioxidants, protein and healthy omegas. They also add maca, the amazing adaptogenic root grown at high altitudes in Peru that is known to provide sustained energy, boost the immune system and support vitality and mental clarity.Frequently Asked Questions
Are Amazing Grass products Gluten Free?
Yes, Amazing Grass products are gluten free. Their cereal grasses are harvested prior to jointing, before the grain forms and any gluten is present. They test for gluten and their products are enjoyed by people worldwide with gluten free diets including celiac disease. Please note, their Energy Bars are manufactured in a plant that processes wheat, milk, eggs, soy, peanuts and tree nuts.Q.Do you use Siberian Ginseng in any of their products?
They DO NOT USE any Siberian Ginseng in any of their products.Q.How many servings of fruits and veggies is in one scoop of Amazing Grass?
The answer is not necessarily black and white. Fruits and vegetables can vary widely in their nutritional content and depending on what nutrients you are comparing, you could skew the answer to the desired result. As an example, a serving of iceberg lettuce and a serving of spinach salad may be equal in servings, but very different in terms of nutritional value.
That said, in real general terms, a serving of their wheat grass powder provides approximately 3 to 4 servings of some of the best deep green leafy vegetable nutrition available. A serving of their Green SuperFood or Berry Green SuperFood provides approx 4 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. Some people use ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) to measure and compare that score to other fruits and vegetables. While ORAC can provide a baseline comparison, they believe it is just part of the equation. Every whole food has thousands of chemical compounds that work in synergy together to provide the nutritional benefits that is inherent in that whole food. The ORAC score is a way to measure a substances ability to neutralize free radicals in vitro (in a test tube) and does not necessarily translate to how that substance will perform in vivo (in the body). The reverse can also be true. Vitamin E is known as a very powerful antioxidant in the body, but has a very low ORAC score.
If you look at ORAC as a baseline, then their Green SuperFood has approximately 7 servings of fruits and vegetables (ORAC score of 3400) and their wheat grass would have 3 servings of F&V (ORAC score of 1700). Their chocolate GSF would be about 6 servings of fruits and vegetables using the same ORAC value (ORAC score of 3100). By this same measure, their new ORAC Green SuperFood has an ORAC score of 15,000 and using the same math would equate to 30 servings of fruits and vegetables in one scoop. While green superfoods provide antioxidants, they are ultimately prized for their plethora of chlorophyll and synergy of vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, protein and ability to alkalize and balance your body's pH level, while providing a very concentrated form of essential green leafy vegetable nutrition.
Q.What are the ingredients in their natural flavors.
The ingredients in their "natural flavors" are derived from foods like fruits, vegetables, spices, cacao etc. All their natural flavors are organic compliant (no GMO's, not irradiated, no pesticides, herbicides etc), vegan and Kosher. Essentially natural flavors is how they are required to list the flavors they use in any of their products. Their flavors are derived from fruits and vegetables and provide a way to achieve the desired consistent flavor and taste profile that consumers expect for their Berry Green SuperFood (flavors from cherries, raspberries and pomegranates) and Chocolate Green SuperFood (flavor derived from cacao). Their products are made from all organic whole foods and no fractionated or isolated vitamins.
Q. Is Amazing Grass safe for pets to consume?
Sure, they have quite a few faithful canine and feline grassheads who love their wheat grass and green superfoods. Many owners remark at how they give their older pets sustained energy, a shiny coat and better overall health. Their wheat grass is probably the most popular and they have some pet food stores who sell it and also have received great feedback from animal rescue centers who tell us they see great responses from their dogs. Typically owners mix their powder into their pets water and wet food. A dog walker in NYC claims their wheat grass makes his job much easier with better poops all around!
Q.Are their containers BPA free (bisphenol A)?
Yes, all of their product containers are BPA free. They use the highest quality #1 PETE containers for their organic Wheat Grass powder and tablets and Green SuperFood capsules) and #2 HDPE containers for the rest of their product line.
BPA is found mostly in polycarbonate plastics such as #7. It is probably best to avoid using these containers if possible. There is evidence that heating these containers may cause leaching so microwaving etc is not recommended. Many canned foods are also lined with plastics containing BPA and liquids are more susceptible to any potential leaching than powders.
Q.Are their greens raw or uncooked?
Yes, their greens are raw and have not been cooked. Foods are generally considered raw if they are dehydrated at temperatures under 117 degrees. They dehydrate their greens using a specially designed low temperature dehydrator. The cell temperature of the leaves doesn't get above 107 degrees. This allows them to retain maximum levels of heat sensitive nutrients like beta-carotene, phytonutrients and enzymes. There are many raw food chefs around the world that use their greens in their favorite recipes.
Q.Are their products vegan?
All of their Amazing Grass products are 100% Vegan except their Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein bars. Those contain whey protein.
Q.Can I consume Amazing Grass while pregnant and or breastfeeding?
This is a personal choice and they recommend consulting with your doctor to be sure they approve. In nearly all cases, their wheat grass is a considered green leafy vegetable nutrition and a great product to consume while pregnant or breastfeeding. The alkalizing green leafy vegetable nutrition is not only great for mom, but your baby as well. Many moms love the food based sources of folate, betacarotene along with essential vitamins and minerals. Additionally, their wheat grass helps with digestion and elimination and many moms find it really helps with constipation.
They have quite a few expecting and breastfeeding mothers who consume their Green SuperFood and Amazing Meal too. The Green SuperFood includes a few herbs such as peppermint and ginseng (both very small amounts) and some maca, which is an adaptogenic root- consumed by Peruvians for thousands of years. Again, they recommend checking with your doctor to be sure they approve of these ingredients as some doctors are very strict with consuming any herbs. Their Green SuperFood contains all whole foods and no fractionated or isolated vitamins. So your body can easily recognize the foods and utilize what it needs and eliminate anything it doesn't.
Q.Can I mix Amazing Grass products with hot beverages?
Although they always recommend mixing their drink powders with cold or room temperature liquids, the short answer is yes. You can think of the dehydrated fruits and vegetables in their superfood drink powders similar to how you would think of heating other common fruits and vegetables. There are some heat sensitive nutrients like beta-carotene and enzymes that tend to have their nutritive values compromised when heated above 118 degrees. Think of eating raw spinach or cooked spinach. When it's raw it is higher in beta-carotene and enzymes. Once you cook it, the levels of these heat sensitive nutrients begin to dissipate. However, even when heated there are still numerous beneficial nutrients that you are consuming. Essentially it is better to consume superfoods even when heating them, then not at all. If heating is required for taste considerations, they recommend heating your beverage first and then mixing in your superfood drink powder. They also have several recipes that require heating and can provide creative and alternative ways to enjoy their superfoods.
Q.I haven't stored my Amazing Grass in the refrigerator or freezer, is it still good?
Most likely your Amazing Grass product is still fine to consume. Their products are dehydrated and very low in moisture content. As long as your product has been stored in a cool dry place, the chances of the product molding or becoming contaminated are fairly small. When their products are exposed to high temperatures, heat sensitive nutrients like betacarotene and some enzymes may have their nutritive levels dissipated somewhat. However, as long as stored properly (in a dry cool place) there is a good chance that your Amazing Grass product is still in great shape and safe to consume. They know many of their consumers (including all their employees) have traveled with an opened container for weeks at a time without cold storage. Bottom line, if you have the ability to store open containers in your refrigerator or freezer, that is preferred storage method, but their products should be fine to consume as long as they are stored in a cool dry place.
Q.What do Amazing Grass products do for me?
Life's daily functions, such as digestion, stress, exercise, and the consumption of processed foods, coffee or alcohol all form acid. When your body's pH is in the acidic range, it retains water to dilute the acidity and stores fat to protect the body's organs from the acidity.
Amazing Grass wheat and barley grass has a high alkalizing effect, which helps restore the balance between acidity and alkalinity in our body. Most processed foods are acidic, and when we consume too many of them, the acidity-alkalinity balance is upset. Our cells cannot effectively function if our body is out of balance. Prolonged acidity can lead to stress of our body's cells and organs and ultimately may lead to illness and disease. Cleansing and detoxifying our body will balance the acidity-alkalinity ratio resulting in rejuvenated cellular activity. After our body's pH levels are balanced, you will notice an increase in energy, stamina and less need for sleep. Consuming Amazing Grass may also lead to a decreased craving for junk food, sweets and may limit overeating.
Amazing Grass has many live enzymes that help aid in digestion and other bodily functions. In addition to the live enzymes, Amazing Grass is also high in naturally produced anti-oxidants that neutralize free radicals and protect the skins' connective tissues. There are many testimonials from wheat grass consumers that have noticed an improvement of their skin's complexion and overall appearance.
Q.What is the expiration date on their products?
Their Amazing Grass products have at least a 2 year expiration date from the date of their manufacture. Their wheat grass powder is 3 years from the date of manufacture. They guarantee the nutritional analysis for any bottles that are unopened and have been stored properly without exposure to extreme temperatures, until the expiration date listed on the bottle. Once opened, they recommend storing their products in the refrigerator or freezer to maintain their highest nutritive levels.
Q.Where is their Wheat Grass grown?
They have a family farm in Kansas where wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa are grown, harvested and dehydrated. They are all certified organic and definitely non-GMO. They also harvest their own seeds and are not reliant on any large corporations to use their seeds or fertilizers.
Q.When is the best time to take Amazing Grass?
It can be taken any time. Many people take it about an hour before a meal with water or juice. This allows their body to take full advantage of the nutrients it needs without competing with other foods. Furthermore, since the dehydrated grass expands, many find they don't eat as much at meal time. Some report losing weight, while feeling healthier and having more energy. Others take it in the morning to energize their day, while some take it after a night of drinking and swear it helps them feel much better in the morning. They recommend taking Amazing Grass first thing in the morning to jump start your day or whenever it is most convenient and you feel like it.
Q.What would they recommend to someone who's never tried their products before?
They recommend ordering a few of their sample combo packs to figure out which product line best fits you and your health needs.
About Amazing Grass
Amazing Grass' Mission
To help people lead healthier more active lives by achieving their full potential through better nutrition. Amazing Grass strives to educate the world by spreading the word about the amazing benefits of cereal grasses. Amazing Grass will spare no resources or expense to produce nutritionally superior products with the highest quality organic cereal grasses available anywhere in the world.
Amazing Grass' Vision
To enhance peoples lives by connecting health, nutrition, and the environment.