One Degree Organic Foods - Gluten Free Sprouted Ancient Maize Flakes Cereal - 12 oz. (340g)
This nutritious breakfast cereal consists of sprouted, whole-grain corn to enhance nutrition. With just five simple, gluten-free ingredients, this cereal is part of a wholesome breakfast and is lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar to help you start your morning off right. One Degree Organic Foods believes in transparency, and proudly sources pure ingredients from small farms and other sustainable locations.
Ancient Maize Flakes Benefits:
- Gluten Free
- Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly
- USDA Organic
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- BioChecked Non-Glyphosate Certified
Alberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Rivara family cultivates this pure veganic maize on their fields in Alberti, Argentina. This nutritious red flint variety, originating in the Italian Alps, is a rare and delicious heirloom discovery.
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
Big Tree Farms
For generations the people of Java have scaled trees, harvested blossoms, warmed the nectar over open hearths, and poured the sweet paste into coconut molds. Low-glycemic coconut palm sugar is the world’s newest rediscovery.
Farmer Nicole Davis grows this pure buckwheat on her veganic fields in Saskatchewan, Canada. Without chemicals or animal fertilizers, she cultivates a heart healthy crop rich in fiber and antioxidants.
Ozumba de Alzate, Mexico
Grown by the Aztecs long before Cortez, this ancient grain is rich in amino acids and calcium. Their rare veganic amaranth is cultivated in Ozumba de Alzate, Mexico by farmer Felipe Hernandez Galicia.
Heber City, UT
In Utah, Darryl Bosshardt mines nature's own seasoning: ancient salt that long ago was sealed in the earth, protected from pollution and other contaminants. Never processed, over 60 natural minerals remain.
Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
Food Ingredient Solutions
To keep their cereals fresh, they use a natural antioxidant made from a healthy non-GMO source, sunflowers grown throughout Europe. This tocopherol variety is processed in Spain by industry pioneer BTSA.
A New Dimension in Healthy Food:
- Transparency: You have the power to trace every ingredient.
- Accountability: Their farmers are proud of their harvests, and never anonymous.
- Certified Organic: Free of harmful pesticides and herbicides.
- Veganic: Cultivated without animal-based fertilizers - a new higher standard.
- Non-GMO: They've never once thought about improving nature's designs!
- Sprouted Grains: Better digestability and bioavailability of nutrients.
- Coconut Palm Sugar: Naturally low-glycemic index sweetener with an indescribable taste!
Gluten-Free Ancient Heritage Grains
Maize is the corn their grandparents knew, before corporate labs decided to hybridize and genetically modify grains. The maize and amaranth in this box are nature's original designs. Plus, their recipe is completely gluten-free. It's the kind of purity and honesty that's been missing from breakfast.
Simple. Pure. Delicious.
You might say they are awfully sentimental about food. They remember back to the way it used to be: grown locally by honest families they knew.
“How and what we eat determines to a great extent the use we make of the world — and what is to become of it.”
It started as a line in Michael Pollan’s groundbreaking book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, but the above quotation soon took on the character of a manifesto. Suddenly consuming had consequences; eating had ethics.
Set aside the ancient chicken-egg quandary. For the aware consumer in search of healthful, veganic flour, bread or cereal, the more relevant question became: which came first, the chicken manure or the grain?
The quest for less selfish patterns of consumption led directly to a renewed interest in sustainable agriculture. Sustainability is more than organic growing; in fact, its more rigorous standards plug the loopholes that some nominally organic growers exploit. Its methods of production emphasize sustaining the land through biodiversity in planting, conservation, and using natural processes to enrich the soil.
Sustainability emphasizes a closeness to the source of the food, the people who grow it and to the local soil which nourished it.
Implicit in this guiding philosophy is that eating is not simply a matter of taking from the earth; the fields and farmers also deserve a fair exchange.
In sustainable growing, chemicals and man-made fertilizers are out. But so is animal waste fertilizer, which may contain hormones and other unhealthful residues. Food from mass organic farms or distant sources is also out. Sustainability emphasizes a closeness to the source of the food, the people who grow it, and to the local soil which nourished it.
By choosing One Degree products, you are promoting sustainable growing. You are supporting the veganic family farmers who provide 100 percent of their grain, and affirming their values of hard work and honest cultivation.
By taking less, you are adding more — to your health, to your environment, to your world. Whether your choice is an emphatic ethical statement or a whim of pure indulgence, we’re confident you’ll find the rewards to be incredibly satisfying, and delicious.
Why Veganic & Organic?
In an age when even Wal-Mart is stocking “organic” fare, it’s wise to consider what the word now really means. Does the label guarantee healthy food, grown responsibly by people with integrity?
Without transparency, it’s hard to know. But they, like you, want to know the story of their food; and that’s why they insist that all their ingredients are not only organic, but also veganic.
Organic growers are not supposed to use chemical pesticides, herbicides or man-made fertilizers on crops. Yet an organic certification does allow farmers to use animal waste, including blood meal and bone meal, to fertilize fields. Some organic farms purchase these animal by-products from slaughterhouses and other non-organic sources. The animals have been given antibiotics and hormones throughout their lives, and exposed to pesticides and other chemicals.
Every grower who helps make One Degree foods uses veganic farming methods. But that commitment is just the first step for them. They know and frequently visit the the small family farms that contribute to their products. They've learned their stories, walked their fields. They know first-hand their dedication to providing pure, healthy food.
Their farmers are not mass-market operations, nor are they anonymous. Using the scannable QR barcode or alphanumeric identifier on each One Degree package, you can know exactly who they are, and how they cultivate your grain. They respect the land, respect you, and have earned their trust.
About One Degree Organic Foods
One Degree Organic Foods is not a conglomerate, nor a big-box retailer, nor a chemical company with a food division. They're a family who cares deeply about family farmers and the integrity of your food. They use only organic foods grown using natural veganic methods. Sometimes it takes a few simple ideas to start a revolution. For the French, it was liberté, égalité, fraternité. One Degree Organic Foods' grand idea is simplicity itself. Simplicity, sustainability, integrity. This better way is not their own invention. They’ve found it in the rhythms of nature, the wisdom of generations, the virtues of family farmers. They invite you to join them, as they set the table for an amazingly tasteful revolution.