Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Organic Onions, Carrots, And Potatoes Do Not Have Higher Levels Of Healthful Antioxidants

Organic Onions, Carrots, And Potatoes Do Not Have Higher Levels Of Healthful Antioxidants

It makes sense that added growth stimulants such as chemical fertilizers and applied pesticides would not necessarily negatively affect the nutrient content of fruits and vegetables in comparison to organic produce. However, the lack of these synthetic chemical inputs avoids the metaflammation response of our body's systems and reduces the need for antioxidants.

The real story is that our food supply, whether organically grown or not, is nutritionally impoverished by comparison to the wild foods with which we evolved. Check out the full story here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Update on preservatives

Herbal-Active™ has come a long way in a few short years. The formulation is based on essential oils from culinary herbs (which are all commonly used as flavorings in the food and beverage industry and usage and efficacy levels had to be determined for the myriad of uses for which we typically use synthetic chemical preservatives (benzoate, sorbate, parabens).

However, there are now many companies using Herbal-Active™ in products as diverse as liquid stevia (a natural sweetener), jerky, pesto, nutritional supplements, gluten-free bread (we have an encapsulated variant of Herbal-Active™ for this purpose) and more. Even cosmetic manufacturers have been able to replace chemical preservatives and go natural.

Please visit this site for more information.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

When fruit and vege fails to shape up

I maintain that all of our cultivated fruits and veges fail to shape up. Our choices of sweeter, juicier, bigger, less fibrous and arftifically ripened all compromise the nutritional density of our food. Have a look at www.kakadujuice.com/superfoods or www.kakadujuice.com/superfoods-usa for more information on this.]

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Boost your diet with superfoods | antioxidants | urinary tract infection

Boost your diet with superfoods | antioxidants | urinary tract infection

The evidence continues to mount that our nutritional status is compromised, even if we listen to the 'nutritionists' and eat well. Our fruits are bred for shelf life, sweetness and juiciness, not nutritional density and health. Our vegetables are similarly bred for size, simple starches and low fibre (particularly soluble fibre).

Australian Aboriginal foods represent an example of the foods with which humans evolved. They are the quintessential superfoods showing remarkable nutritional density and concentration of biologically active compounds which maintain our cellular health, tune our metabolic system and repair damage from living and ageing.

Kakadu Juice (www.kakadujuice.com/superfoods or www.kakadujuice.com/superfoods-usa ) is made from whole fruit purees and healthy natural herb extracts from the Americas, Asia, Europe and made really special with a selection of indigenous Australian superfoods. Take 30ml (preferably as 3 x 10ml doses before meals) for just one month and see the difference.

If you want to try a bottle, follow the links above and use the username (after the /) to get to the shopping cart. Alternatively, we also have Kakadu Juice at the here: Cherikoff on-line store.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Associated Press: CDC: US food poisoning cases held steady in 2008

The Associated Press: CDC: US food poisoning cases held steady in 2008

Interesting reading and more proof that a 2% Herbal-Active solution as a dip for all fresh produce and meats is a sure way not to add to the 25% of the population who are likely to suffer from food poisoning each year.

Friday, March 20, 2009

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MR_Response to Carr190309.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Many Australian companies in the biotech sector struggle to either prove a concept or to develop it. Herbal-Active™ and HerBev™ are natural anti-microbials akin to hops in beer (without hops, beer wouldn't last a week before being over-grown with bacteria, yeasts and moulds). VCFS has spent countless thousands funding the proof of concept and the samples and support needed to get industry to even look at this natural replacement for benzoates, sorbates, metabisulphites, parabens and other chemical preservatives.

Through strategic partnerships, selected agencies and lots of pressing the flesh, blogs, email campaigns and more, the word is slowly creeping out.

My next attack is the supermarkets and natural food stores themselves. Here in Australia, Coles and Woolworths and US outlets such as Whole Foods Markets, Andronicos, Draegers and Lunardi’s should be telling their suppliers to seek us out and to listen to what we are saying.

In the meat industry, sausages appear to be the money pot and a long shelf life sausage is the Holy Grail for companies supplying supermarkets. However, while the ideal solution is to dip or tumble the trim with a 2% solution of Herbal-Active, drain and then mince, few manufacturers want to do more than simply replace the preservative chemicals they now measure in with their seasonings.

Innovation and progress often mean a step sideways and yet change is resisted as though it's important to maintain the status quo. It also takes time and leadership so I guess that like the Australian biotech industry, I'll just sit back and wait.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Credibility the key to continued functional food and beverage growth | Australian Food News

Credibility the key to continued functional food and beverage growth | Australian Food News

Here's a great article on the trend of functional foods which highlights the future for Kakadu Juice as a unique cocktail of superfoods. Its uniqueness comes from the inclusion of Australian wild foods which have not been genetically or selectively engineered as foods which are more adapted to our supermarket distribution systems than for our best nutrition.

Wild foods, which include acai, mangosteen, pomegranate along with the indigenous Australian ingredients of Kakadu plum, Illawarra and Davidson plums, wild rosella, pepperberry and various functional herb and spice extracts are nutrient dense and loaded with phytonutrients. These might be as simple as sugars and not just sucrose, glucose or fructose but every other naturally occurring pentose and hexose (5 and 6 carbon sugars) in small clusters or oligosaccharides. As the author states, [these sugar clusters] act as markers in important recognition processes such as microbial infection, cancer metastasis [maintenance and growth] and cellular adhesion in inflammation, in addition to many intracellular communication events.

Then there are the more recognizable phytonutrients including antioxidants (a massive group of compounds), immune stimulants, inflammation moderators, restoratives, adaptogens and more.

Check out this link for more details on this remarkable superfood beverage and how you can benefit from the legacy of the world's longest living culture.

Processing Magazine - Solutions for the Processing Industry

Processing Magazine - Solutions for the Processing Industry

How easy would it have been to routinely dip the peanuts in a 1-2% solution of my natural antimicrobial, Herbal-Active and reduce the chance of Salmonella reaching toxic levels? It is already used for meats, seafood, fruits, vegetables, herbs and salads but needs to go mainstream. Use it on the produce you buy for your own safety.