Organic Vitalitea (Jiaogulan) by Mekhala

Organic Vitalitea (Jiaogulan) by Mekhala

Brand: Mekhala

Attributes: Organic

Description: Grown in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, Jiaogulan plants are known as the “Women’s Ginseng”, possessing natural antioxidants and cancer-fighting properties. With the slight bitter flavor, this tea also has anti-aging properties and helps to strengthen your immune system.

Not recommended for pregnant and nursing women.

Ingredients: 100% organic Jiaogulan tea leaves.

Mekhala offers natural and organic products focusing on healthy and wholesome living for the benefit of both our lives and the planet.

You can buy Mekhala products from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 6 Nov 2012):

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

This product is grown in Chiang Rai and manufactured in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has ensure that most of the packaging for their products is recyclable.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is 100% made of organic and natural tea leaves without any additional ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

All Mekhala products are free from chemicals, artificial flavors, colors, fragrances, and preservatives and are made of only natural and/or organic ingredients.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

The company ensures that its products are free of cruelty to the planet and to all living creatures.

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Organic Phoenix Tea by Mekhala

Organic Phoenix Tea by Mekhala

Brand: Mekhala

Attributes: Organic

Description: This unique tea is made of the finest quality Oolong 12 leaves, giving you a relaxing and soothing moment while also revitalizing your mind and body. Oolong tea also helps to prevent obesity.

Ingredients: 100% organic Oolong tea leaves.

Mekhala offers natural and organic products focusing on healthy and wholesome living for the benefit of both our lives and the planet.

You can buy Mekhala products from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 6 Nov 2012):

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

This product is manufactured in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has ensure that most of the packaging for their products is recyclable.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is made of all natural and organic Oolong tea leaves without any additional ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

All Mekhala products are free from chemicals, artificial flavors, colors, fragrances, and preservatives and are made of only natural and/or organic ingredients.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

The company ensures that its products are free of cruelty to the planet and to all living creatures.

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Organic Mulberry Tea by Mekhala

Organic Mulberry Tea by Mekhala

Brand: Mekhala

Attributes: Organic

Description: Enjoy a cup of organic Mulberry tea to increase your calcium intake with its mild flavor and low-caffeine level. Mulberry leaf has been known for its various health benefit properties such as reducing cholesterol and blood sugar, balancing blood levels, increasing metabolism, and preventing influenza.

Ingredients: 100% organic Mulberry tea leaves.

Mekhala offers natural and organic products focusing on healthy and wholesome living for the benefit of both our lives and the planet.

You can buy Mekhala products from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 6 Nov 2012):

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

This product is manufactured in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has ensure that most of the packaging for their products is recyclable.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is made of all natural and organic Mulberry tea leaves without any additional ingredients.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

All Mekhala products are free from chemicals, artificial flavors, colors, fragrances, and preservatives and are made of only natural and/or organic ingredients.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

The company ensures that its products are free of cruelty to the planet and to all living creatures.

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Organic Fragrance Herbal Tea by Mekhala

Organic Fragrance Herbal Tea by Mekhala

Brand: Mekhala

Attributes: Organic

Description: This is Mekhala’s most popular tea blend made of all natural ingredients, which helps as a digestive aid and for anti-cramp. Add a hint of honey for a sweet and warm cup of tea. Caffeine-free.

Ingredients: 100% organic blend of ginger, galangal, lemongrass, pandan.

Mekhala offers natural and organic products focusing on healthy and wholesome living for the benefit of both our lives and the planet.

You can buy Mekhala products from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 6 Nov 2012):

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

This product is manufactured in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has ensure that most of the packaging for their products is recyclable.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is made of all natural ingredients without any additional chemicals or preservatives.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

All Mekhala products are free from chemicals, artificial flavors, colors, fragrances, and preservatives and are made of only natural and/or organic ingredients.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

The company ensures that its products are free of cruelty to the planet and to all living creatures.

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Organic Raw Maca Root Powder by Nature’s Superfoods

Organic Raw Maca Root Powder by Nature's Superfoods

Brand: Nature’s Superfoods

Attributes: Organic, Vegan

Description: Known as the Ginseng from the Andes, maca contains high level of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to strengthen your immune system, combat mental and physical fatigue, and to balance your overall diet. Maca also helps to enhance brain power and slow down the aging process, and hence known as “the fountain of youth”.

Ingredients: 100% organic sun-dried raw maca root powder.

Gluten-free. Vegan. Kosher.

Nature’s Superfoods is an organic foods brand created by Actspand Pte Ltd, and is committed to distributing high-quality, 100% natural and organic whole foods.

Nature’s Superfoods products are distributed by BGO and can be bought from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 8 Oct 2012):

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is grown usually organic farming and is certified organic.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

The product is certified organic by European Union, and is required to be grown in an area which protects the biodiversity and the environment.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is made of 100% natural and organic sun-dried raw maca root without any additives.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The product has received organic certifications from USDA and EU.

The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.

Equivalent to the USDA standards, European Union certifies products which contain at least 95% of organic produce, comply with the rules of the official inspection scheme, come directly from the producer in a sealed package, and bear the name of the producer, the preparer or vendor and the name or code of the inspection body. Conventional farmers must also undergo a conversion period of a minimum two years before starting to produce organic agricultural goods.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company is committed to support organic growers/farmers through promoting foods of sustainable agriculture, and to uphold integrity, honesty, respect and good relations in their commercial dealings with suppliers, partners and clients.

In its effort to promote social development and social entrepreneurship among underprivileged children and youths, the company has an agreement with Generation ACTS Club International to help with social entrepreneurship and volunteer program in its project countries.

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Organic Raw Cacao/Cocoa Powder by Nature’s Superfoods

Organic Raw Cacao/Cocoa Powder by Nature's Superfoods

Brand: Nature’s Superfoods

Attributes: Fair Trade, Organic, Vegan

Description: The best antioxidant in the world, this raw cacao powder is made of purely natural and organic unroasted cacao beans which still contain its best nutrients. Also helps to boost your immune system and promotes healthy heart. Mix it with coconut palm sugar granules to create a feel-good cup of hot chocolate!

Gluten-free and dairy-free. Vegan.

Imported from Peru.

Nature’s Superfoods is an organic foods brand created by Actspand Pte Ltd, and is committed to distributing high-quality, 100% natural and organic whole foods.

Nature’s Superfoods products are distributed by BGO and can be bought from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 8 Oct 2012):

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is grown usually organic farming and is certified organic.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

The product is certified organic by European Union, and is required to be grown in an area which protects the biodiversity and the environment.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is made of all natural and organic raw, unroasted criollo cacao beans with no additions of chemicals or preservatives.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The product has received organic certifications from USDA and EU.

The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.

Equivalent to the USDA standards, European Union certifies products which contain at least 95% of organic produce, comply with the rules of the official inspection scheme, come directly from the producer in a sealed package, and bear the name of the producer, the preparer or vendor and the name or code of the inspection body. Conventional farmers must also undergo a conversion period of a minimum two years before starting to produce organic agricultural goods.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company is committed to support organic growers/farmers through promoting foods of sustainable agriculture, and to uphold integrity, honesty, respect and good relations in their commercial dealings with suppliers, partners and clients.

In its effort to promote social development and social entrepreneurship among underprivileged children and youths, the company has an agreement with Generation ACTS Club International to help with social entrepreneurship and volunteer program in its project countries.

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Organic Raw Cacao Nibs by Nature’s Superfoods

Organic Raw Cacao Nibs by Nature's Superfoods

Brand: Nature’s Superfoods

Attributes: Fair Trade, Organic, Vegan

Description: Known as a feel-good food, this premium quality certified organic criollo cacao nibs is purely raw, unroasted and unsweetened.

Compared to processed chocolate, raw ones have the highest level of antioxidant, even among other types of food. Cacao is also known to help lift mood, support weight loss, and regulate blood sugar.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan.

Product of Peru.

Nature’s Superfoods is an organic foods brand created by Actspand Pte Ltd, and is committed to distributing high-quality, 100% natural and organic whole foods.

Nature’s Superfoods products are distributed by BGO and can be bought from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 8 Oct 2012):

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is grown usually organic farming and is certified organic.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

The product is certified organic by European Union, and is required to be grown in an area which protects the biodiversity and the environment.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is natural organic raw cacao nibs which are made of merely peeled and crushed criollo cacao beans, unroasted and unsweetened.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The product has received organic certifications from USDA and EU.

The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.

Equivalent to the USDA standards, European Union certifies products which contain at least 95% of organic produce, comply with the rules of the official inspection scheme, come directly from the producer in a sealed package, and bear the name of the producer, the preparer or vendor and the name or code of the inspection body. Conventional farmers must also undergo a conversion period of a minimum two years before starting to produce organic agricultural goods.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company is committed to support organic growers/farmers through promoting foods of sustainable agriculture, and to uphold integrity, honesty, respect and good relations in their commercial dealings with suppliers, partners and clients.

In its effort to promote social development and social entrepreneurship among underprivileged children and youths, the company has an agreement with Generation ACTS Club International to help with social entrepreneurship and volunteer program in its project countries.

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Organic Coconut Palm Sugar by Nature’s Superfoods

Organic Coconut Palm Sugar by Nature's Superfoods

Brand: Nature’s Superfoods

Attributes: Organic

Description: This 100% natural and organic coconut palm sugar is a healthy alternative to conventional sweetener. With a much lower low glycemic index than brown cane sugar, this sugar is diabetic friendly and higher in nutrition. Packed as unrefined, unbleached crystals without any preservatives.

Ingredients:100% air-dried pure nectar of coconut palm tree blossoms.

Unrefined. Gluten-free and preservative-free. No additives, no bleach.

Imported from Central Java, Indonesia.

Nature’s Superfoods is an organic foods brand created by Actspand Pte Ltd, and is committed to distributing high-quality, 100% natural and organic whole foods.

Nature’s Superfoods products are distributed by BGO and can be bought from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 6 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 8 Oct 2012):

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

This product is grown and imported from Central Java, Indonesia.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is grown usually organic farming and is certified organic.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

The product is certified organic by the European Union, and is required to be grown in an area which protects the biodiversity and the environment.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is made of 100% natural and organic pure nectar of coconut palm tree blossoms without any addition of preservatives or bleach.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The product has received organic certifications from USDA and EU.

The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.

Equivalent to the USDA standards, European Union certifies products which contain at least 95% of organic produce, comply with the rules of the official inspection scheme, come directly from the producer in a sealed package, and bear the name of the producer, the preparer or vendor and the name or code of the inspection body. Conventional farmers must also undergo a conversion period of a minimum two years before starting to produce organic agricultural goods.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company is committed to support organic growers/farmers through promoting foods of sustainable agriculture, and to uphold integrity, honesty, respect and good relations in their commercial dealings with suppliers, partners and clients.

In its effort to promote social development and social entrepreneurship among underprivileged children and youths, the company has an agreement with Generation ACTS Club International to help with social entrepreneurship and volunteer program in its project countries.

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Organic Chia Seeds by Nature’s Superfoods

Organic Chia Seeds by Nature's Superfoods

Brand: Nature’s Superfoods

Attributes: Organic

Description: From the native Chia plant of Mexico, chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and dietary fibre. Chia seeds also help to eliminate toxins, improve diabetes and high blood pressure conditions, and lower LDL cholesterol.

Ingredients: 100% organically grown chia seeds

Nature’s Superfoods is an organic foods brand created by Actspand Pte Ltd, and is committed to distributing high-quality, 100% natural and organic whole foods.

Nature’s Superfoods products are distributed by BGO and can be bought from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 2 stars based on 3 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 22 September 2012):

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is organic and grown without the use of pesticides.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product is 100% natural, non-GMO, and organic whole chia seeds, which are grown without pesticides and any additional preservatives.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company is committed to support organic growers/farmers through promoting foods of sustainable agriculture, and to uphold integrity, honesty, respect and good relations in their commercial dealings with suppliers, partners and clients.

In its effort to promote social development and social entrepreneurship among underprivileged children and youths, the company has an agreement with Generation ACTS Club International to help with social entrepreneurship and volunteer program in its project countries.

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Amalaki by ORGANIC INDIA

Amalaki by ORGANIC INDIA

Brand: ORGANIC INDIA

Attributes: Organic

Description: A traditional fruit of India, Amalaki is rich in vitamin C, helps to detoxify and rejuvenate the digestive system, and reduces acidity. Amalaki is also a good antioxidant and helps support the immune system.

Ingredients: Amalaki/Amla (Emblica officinalis/Phyllanthus emblica) fruit pulp 500mg with polyphenols including ascorbic acid, bioflavanoids, ellagic acid and other tannins.

ORGANIC INDIA commits to promote holistic sustainable development through organic products which are produced in ethical and sustainable ways that harms none and benefits all, while also helping agricultural communities in India.

ORGANIC INDIA products are distributed by AzwA and can be bought from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 8 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 24 September 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company is committed to be a sustainable business which supports natural and sustainable organic agriculture.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

The company received a “Steward of Our Future” Award in Earth Guardians’ 2011 Annual Earth Guardian Fundraiser for their effort in organic agriculture and sustainable consciousness.

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is grown using organic farming which uses crop rotation, organic fertilizers, and plant-based pesticides to maintain soil productivity. The company also adopts biodynamic agriculture which helps to restore balance to the ecosystem.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

The company adopts ethical wildcrafting to harvest plants from the wild as so not to damage the habitat and to maintain the balance of the ecosystem. Crop rotation, harvesting and dehydration methods are also operated to preserve the quality of the crops and the soil.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The company is certified under the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP), and according to the standards, it is not allowed to exploit and deplete water resources and is required to avoid water pollution in its manufacturing process.

The NPOP implemented by the Indian government provides national standards of organic certified products, and evaluates and promotes organic agriculture and processing in India.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The product is made of natural and organic ingredients with no additional chemicals.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The company grows natural and organic ingredients with no additional chemicals.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Besides its sustainability efforts in organic agricultural practices, the company is committed to support the livelihood and well-being of farmers and tribal wild crafters in rural India.

“A natural supplement! Just like when I take any other supplements, I would be lying if I say that it has direct felt benefits towards my body (and no side effects either). But since it is naturally derived from Amalaki fruits, that would be much better than those chemical alternatives, wouldn’t it?”

Isabela Clarissa

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