Vegan Source of Vitamin B12 Found in Fruit & More from Natural Products Expo East 2014

Vegan Source of Vitamin B12 Found in Fruit & More from Natural Products Expo East 2014



Alright! This is John Kohler with okraw.com.
Today we have another exciting episode for
you. We’re here in Baltimore, Maryland.
The weather is beautiful outside but pretty
soon I will not be outside, I’ll be in inside
and I’m gonna be attending the Natural Products
Expo East. This is the largest trade show
on the east coast for the health food industry.
So health food store owners and all that kind
of stuff come here to find the latest and
greatest products. There’s many different
food manufacturers, something manufacturers,
all those kinds of stuff inside. And in this
episode I like to always highlight the hand
selected, top vendors with cool products that
can make your life better. I mean, there’s
a lot of junk in there. This is about the
business of health, not necessarily about
true health. And I want to encourage you,
once again, to eat a diet rich in fruits and
vegetables ‘cos these are true health foods.,
not most of the products found at the Natural
Products Expo. So in any case let’s go ahead
and show you guys what it looks like inside,
and show you guys some of my favorite products
for the Natural Products Expo East 2014.
So, now we’re inside the Natural Products
Expo East. It’s the second largest trade
show for the health food industry. And I simply
come here to learn about the latest products
that are being sold, so I kinda know what’s
going on in the industry. Also, to research
and learn about new products that may be beneficial,
you know, to use in my life, but more importantly
also to share these with you guys. I mean,
there are hundreds and hundreds of booths
here. They all have different kinds of samples
and different kinds of products to try, most
of which I’m just simply not interested
in because simply I believe, you know, this
expo, while it is called the Natural Products
Expo East, it’s about the business of health,
not necessarily about true health. You guys
know what true health really is, right? It’s
really simple. It’s getting back to nature.
We want to eat natural foods as naturally,
unrefined, as unprocessed as possible. Eat
a diet, if not exclusively like I do, of fruits
and vegetables. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
and minimal processed foods. So what I’m
gonna do in this episode is share with you
guys the hand-selected booths that I like
the most at this event. You know, whether
they’re food related or not, I believe all
the products I’ll be sharing with you in
this episode will make your life better. So,
pay attention and stay tuned for this awesome
episode. Share some awesome vendors at Expo
East 2014.
So, now we’re gonna share with you guys
probably my favorite packaged raw food product
that’s literally a vegetable. I mean, they’re
calling it TigerNuts. This is our true roots.
And this is not a nut, it’s a vegetable.
Actually, let me go ahead and share with you
guys what this is ‘cos I’ve known about
this for many years. Actually, I’ve grown
it in my very garden the tiger nuts, also
known as chufas, which is originally what
they made horchata out of, before they started
using rice. We’re not gonna talk about the
horchata today, although you can make your
own horchata with Tiger Nuts. I wanna share
with you guys about the real food, the nuts,
the tiger nuts or more specifically a vegetable
or a tuber. And what it is right here, this
is the little tuber here and this is basically
comes off of grass family plant. I grow this
in my garden. It makes these underneath the
ground, and let me tell you these are some
nice large tiger nuts. I mean the ones I’ve
got is non-selected variety or wild. This
has been grown in Africa for thousands of
years. I mean, if you know somebody into the
paleo diet, right, our ancestors ate 80% of
these guys. So this is like really paleo food,
not like all the meat and crap that people
eat for paleo diet now. So they wanna get
back to eating tiger nuts and food that they
would have really ate in the paleo times.
I mean, they wouldn’t have been killing
that much meat, man. That’s insane. The
reason why I like these tiger nuts, check
it out, I mean this is literally a tuber or
a vegetable. So, I mean I’ve harvested out
of the ground and eaten them, but when they
come, they come sun dried, so these are a
raw food product. Here at our true roots,
right, they go through every possible, you
know, thing to ensure you’re gonna get the
highest quality nuts and check it out, these
guys like they’re all in different shapes
and sizes and this is a process of nature.
I mean, I saw one that looks like a peanut.
It’s super cool. Now, when you get them
they’re like this. And actually, these are
so raw that you can actually take these out
of this package here, take them out of the
ones that you buy, when you buy them and you
can plant them in your garden and grow your
own tiger nuts. But watch out, these guys
are invasive. What does that mean? That means
if you plant them they will spread out and
take over your whole yard, man. And then you’ll
be cursing me out. John said to plant these
and now I can’t get rid of them. Well, if
you’re planting food, that’s a good problem
to have. You’ll have your own fresh source
of Tiger Nuts like forever, literally. The
reason why I like these guys are because,
you know, they’re really rich in carbohydrates.
While they are 50% calories from fat, they’re
much lower in fat than nuts and tree nuts.
And these are not, once again, these are not
a nut. They’re not growing on a tree, they’re
growing underground. They’re actually a
vegetable akin to yacon, which many of you
guys know about the yacon sweeteners and also
like the Jerusalem artichokes sweeteners or
the Jerusalem artichoke tuber. These are just
much smaller tubers and these you can still
plant and they’ll grow. So yeah, very little
fat content as compared to nuts, and they’re
really delicious. Even also, a Tiger Nut flour.
And this stuff is revolutionary. Man, they
take the raw dehydrated tiger nuts and then
they basically grind it up into a nice powder
here. Let me go ahead and show you guys what
that looks like. It’s just literally like
a flour. This is gluten free, nut free, I
mean, it’s so amazing and minimally processed.
So, better than coconut flour this tiger nut
flour. Look at this stuff. I mean, this is
gonna revolutionize raw foods. Now you can
eat more vegetables instead of nuts and lower
your fat percentage if you want to. And this
stuff, I mean, you guys gotta simply taste
this stuff. I mean, I wish you guys were here.
We’re gonna go ahead and pour that stuff
out. Look at that – a nice, fine flour.
Look. Alright. It’s like one of the sweetest
like vegetable flours I’ve tasted in my
life by far. I can only imagine like mixing
this stuff with some dates and making like,
you know, crust for like raw pies with like
low fat that combines better, because you’re
combining vegetables now with dates, instead
of nuts and dates which is not necessarily
a good food combination. And yeah, it’s
gluten free. Super delicious. This is now
available on Amazon. To learn more about the
tiger nuts, you wanna check out ourtrueroots.com.
So the next booth I wanna share with you guys
is revolutionary. I mean, you guys if you
eat a plant-based, vegan diet, you guys know
that B12 is literally not found in food. And
you’re supposed to eat animals from it.
Well, I wanna let you guys know that B12 is
not a vegan, non-vegan issue, it’s just
a industrialization issue with, you know,
the microbes not appearing in the soil anymore.
But, there’s now a new product to solve
this for vegans out there. It’s a plant-source
product 100% from fruit that they’re claiming
has B12. And it says one tablespoon is 36%
of the RDA of Vitamin B12. And I asked them,
is this analogued? And he says, no, it is
not. I’m gonna have to do more research
on this ‘cos this is very curious to me.
And check it out, it even gets better. I mean,
this stuff doesn’t taste like nasty or anything.
This stuff is the only sweetener that is a
superfood, and this is called the SugaVida
and it is the most nutritious natural sweetener
on the planet, organic and unrefined, low
glycemic index, rich in B vitamins. So literally
what this stuff is, this is literally the
juice of a fruit that’s been dried. And
I mean, that’s all it is. And they’re
making some outrageous claims, and if they
are true it’s gonna be totally amazing.
They said this stuff will actually get you
off processed sugar. This will change your
brain chemistry so that you do not crave like
refined sweeteners anymore. And if you are
putting coconut sugar or any other kind of
sugar, knowing what I know about this at this
time, I recommend you guys get this sugar
instead. It’s at least better, although
I’m still not a big fan of refined sugars
this is literally the juice of the fruit in
powder. So it’s literally like eating fruit
instead of eating sugar. So amazing, so check
this stuff out. You can see here in this nutritional
comparison, you know, for 100 grams comparing
it with white sugar, honey and even the coconut
sugar, it’s about the same amount of calories.
You know, some of the nutrients are very similar.
Higher in the B vitamins. It has the B12 – 20.1
mcg. And yeah, also it’s similar in magnesium.
So that’s the main benefit for me is the
Vitamin B12 and it’s literally from a fruit,
it’s the juice from fruit that’s been
dried. Go check it out. I’m gonna show you
guys what this stuff looks like here. This
is a little container. Now, yes, this stuff
is a fair bit expensive. It’s made from
the palmyra palm and they take the fruit,
and this is what it looks like in here. I
mean, this is you can think of this as of
akin to like lucuma fruit powder. This is
literally a fruit powder here. We’re gonna
go ahead and put that onto my hand. It’s
a really fine consistency. It’s not really
like granules like sugar. It’s more like,
I don’t know, like lucuma fruit or another
fruit powder like mango powder. Melts in your
mouth. Has like a brown sugar like fruit taste.
It’s actually quite delicious. And in that
tablespoon there, I got 36% of my Vitamin
B12. So yeah, you definitely wanna check this
stuff out. This is a new and up and comer.
You heard about it here first. And you can
learn more at sugavida.com. S-U-G-A-V-I-D-A
dot com.
So there’s a lot of different raw food product
booths here. I’m not really showing you
guys a lot of them because a lot of them are
fairly similar. You know, they have kale chips
and all these different products. But I really
wanna highlight this company here. It’s
actually called the Raw Food Central and why
I like them specifically is because they’re
doing, you know, the raw foods packaged products
which in my opinion are a good transition
food and good food to party with sometimes.
Or, I mean, I always wanna encourage you guys
to do good, better, best. Obviously the best
is eating high fresh fruit and fresh vegetables
as much as you can, whether they’re juiced,
blended or whole. You know, next best might
be eating some kale chips instead of some
potato chips right. And you guys know this,
you guys know what the junk food is and I
want you guys to make better choices in your
life. And that’s what Raw Food Central allows
you to do here. Now the reason why I like
their stuff is check this out, this is their
kale chips. It actually looks like kale. It
doesn’t look like, like you know, dressing
and some stuff on there right. And I want
you guys to do this also before you buy any
packaged kale chips and what not, you know.
You’re gonna wanna put the bag, you know,
I’ve gotten away from reading ingredients
because truly our diet should be ingredient
label free right. We wanna eat foods that
don’t need ingredient labels. We don’t
need an ingredient label on an apple, on an
orange, on a mamey sapote. But, you know,
on packaged products there are ingredient
labels. So, flip it over and the things that
I really want you to be concerned about are,
you know, looking at the calories, but not
just the calories but the calories from fat.
So, you know, on a lot of the raw foods packaged
products, the calories from fat are extraordinary.
They’re very high. So this is less than
50% calories from fat, which is quite good.
And they’re featuring kale, because kale
chips should be about eating kale and getting
more greens in you, instead of getting more
cashew nuts in my opinion. So that’s what
they’re basically focusing on here. They
got kale chips. They actually also got some
super delicious onion rings. I’ve tried
different brands of onion rings and these
ones are definitely my favorite. These are
seasoned lightly and then they have a nice
mild flavor and they’re still delicious,
but they’re really focusing on, once again,
the onions instead of the sauces and dressings.
They also have a really decent flax cracker.
And also they got this snack mix. This is
something that’s really cool. What they
do is they take the kale chips, all the crumbs
off the kale chips, they mix that with some
freeze dried peas and freeze dried corn that
are organic, and this is very important when
eating any corn. You should only eat organic
corn. And the freeze dried foods, anyways
the vegetables, are blanched before they’re
freeze dried, so technically they’re not
raw but they’re close enough. I have eaten
them on occasion and they definitely had a
nice crunchy texture to what you’re eating,
plus you got the kale and the flavors of the
kale along with it. So these guys definitely
delicious, although not 100% purest raw food
if you’re into that, but I know most of
you guys out there are not. But, yeah, definitely
really delicious. If I had to pick one product
actually, I don’t know, actually I kinda
like the snack mix just due to the crunch,
due to the flavor. Next I’d pick the kale
chips and the onion rings, and of course I
like these packaged products. They’re convenient
and handy for when I travel or when I feel
like partying a little bit. Or when I come
to expos and get lots of free samples to eat.
I’ll try this for you guys. Definitely really
good. To learn more about the Raw Food Central
products, you can check them out at rawfoodcentral.com.
So next I wanna share with you guys the product
that I found actually in my local whole foods
first, and I’m glad to find them at the
trade show here. It’s actually called Rawfoodz
and what they do is they make pre-bottled
raw dressings. I think this would make a great
transition food. It is basically oil based,
and they’re actually, you know, organic,
gluten free, nut free, you know, very flavorful
with many different flavor profiles and different
options for raw vegan dressings and also raw
vegan cheese sauce. And that’s why I’m
here because I know many of you guys may have
still addictions to cheese and I want you
guys to get that outta your life. And they
make raw vegan cheese sauce here – check it
out. Raw vegan CheeSauce is what they call
it and they have a couple different flavors
of this stuff. We’re gonna go ahead and
open this stuff up for you guys. And check
it out, this stuff to me kinda looks like
mustard, but it’s that same kind of cheese
flavor. We’re gonna go ahead and try this.
And check it out right there. Amazingly, tastes
kinda like cheese. And the thing I want you
guys to look at ‘course the ingredient labels.
And on here it says for one tablespoon it’s
45 calories and conveniently enough, they’ve
left out actually how many calories come from
fat. I would surmise that it’s probably
the majority of the calories coming from fat
in this raw vegan cheese sauce. So, you know,
I think it’s far better to be able to eat
some raw vegan cheese sauce or there’re
other amazing dressings. And they have a variety
of flavors. I mean, I always want you guys
to do good, better, best right. If you’re
buying still the packaged and processed, you
know, non-organic, you know, dressings in
the salad dressings aisle, you know, this
is a major improvement and you can now do
that. ‘Cos like they got like, you know,
ones like ranch, Japanese dressing, a Caesar
dressing, a poppy dressing and they’re even
coming out with new sauces here – check
it out. They’re actually coming out with
a cream cheese line. Once again, raw vegan
– check it out. Had this yesterday. Definitely
vouch it’s delicious. If you wanna learn
more about these sources and raw vegan dressings,
you can learn more at rawfoodz, and that’s
with a “z”, dot com.
Alright, the next booth that I’m gonna share
with you guys is really cool it’s exciting.
It’s actually called My Magic Mud. And I
know many of you guys out there, you know,
eating a raw foods diet, eat a lot of highly
pigmented foods like spirulina powder, green
juices. It stains your teeth man, and especially
blueberries stain your teeth and all those
kinds of stuff. And many of you guys are like,
wanna look good and have white teeth. This
is the thing that people want in this day
and age but all those teeth whiteners are
super toxic, super bad, I do not recommend
that you guys use those. So I’m glad there’s
now a natural, organic solution that’s entirely
plant based. What that’s called is it’s
called My Magic Mud. It’s literally a powder
that you use to whiten your teeth. It also
freshens your breath and detoxifies you at
the same time. And check it out, approved
by dentists. And here’s the teeth before
and look, after 1 use you can tell it’s
a little bit whiter. But look, after using
it 7 just 7 times all natural, look what happens.
It’s a lot, your teeth are gonna be a lot
whiter. Because then also it’s probably
gonna be good for you mouth. Let me show you
guys what this stuff looks like right here.
And let me just stop for a second, I mean
you know, many of you guys might be taking
your kids to the dentist to get fluorinated
so that it whitens and strengthens their teeth,
this is not a good thing in my opinion. I
will never ever ever take my kids to get fluorinated,
you know, treatments on their teeth. I mean,
I did as a kid and they even put fluoride
in the water which I do not approve of either.
That fluoride stuff in my opinion is really
bad. There’s no fluoride in here, this is
all natural. And basically what it is it’s
charcoal with some other ingredients that’s
gonna detoxify your mouth, whiten your teeth
at the same time, you know, help keep the
micro fluoral, the bacterial level, proper
and help your gums. Definitely really good.
And this is what it is right here. All it
is it’s an activated coconut shell carbon
and this is all food grade safe for kids,
can be swallowed. And actually this is how
the product came up. The mother, and it’s
a family owned business, came up with this
because she did she wanted her kids teeth
white because, you know, as kids everybody
always gets teased. And you might still be
getting teased. Oh your teeth isn’t white,
you know, your diet doesn’t work and all
those stuff. And what, guess what buy this
stuff – teeth be white, your diet works
‘cos I already know you guys are eating
a fruit and vegetable based diet, and lots
of fresh fruit and vegetables are the best
foods on the planet. But, yeah, then that’s
how she made this and she’s so passionate
about getting this out to people to give people
natural alternatives to, you know, look cosmetically
perfect like we’re all supposed to look
these days. So, yeah, coconut shell, charcoal,
calcium, bentonite clay, that’s also really
good for detox, they like put that on people’s
faces, draws out the toxins so just imagine
the feeling in your mouth after using this
stuff. Living clay, certified organic, orange
peel extract, nice flavor and wild crafted
mint extract powder. So all natural. This
is something that I would definitely use,
give my kids. And here it is right here. And
we’re gonna go ahead and try that now – check
this out. This stuff is a really fine powder,
this will stain. Yeah, look at that. Put it
on my teeth, You’re gonna wanna brush this
on. It actually tastes good. Has no taste,
little bit dry. And now my fingers are probably
gonna be stained all day. Alright, to learn
more about this stuff you wanna check out
the website mymagicmud.com.
So now we’re at the booth of treeline artisanal
nut cheese. I know many of you guys still
be may addicted to cheese. I know you guys
wanna get on a plant based diet but you’re
still like, you love the cheese and you can’t
give it up. Well this is the one product you
need so you can help give up the cheese because
it’s gonna give you the taste sensation,
although it’s not gonna give you the opiates
the cheese will give you because those are
addicting. You guys gotta work on that on
your own stuff. But this stuff truly to me
tastes like cheese. It’s made from nuts
and the majority of the line is actually gluten
free. That being said, the one I like the
most actually has some gluten. And they label
this so that’s really cool. And check this
stuff out. I mean, it comes in little blocks
there, and this is what it looks like. I mean
this stuff to me it has really like the texture
of a hard cheese. You could crack it. Tastes
like cheese too – it’s super delicious.
And they also have their creamy soft cheeses
here. All different kinds, raw vegan probiotic.
And that’s the other thing I want to share
with you guys. I mean, these are probiotic.
These are beyond foods. These add the beneficial
bacteria in there which is so good for us.
You know, the beneficial bacteria they help
us digest food. They also play a role in our
immune system. I believe they’re super important.
And they make it easy to get these guys in
something that tastes good for you instead
of taking some white crystalline powder. So
if you wanna learn more about these artisanal
delicious nut cheeses, you can learn more
at treelinecheese.com.
So the next vendor I wanna share with you
guys is definitely a really good product.
You know, on the way to the convention center
the other day actually I saw a lake full of
plastic bottles and all kinds of plastic sitting
in there like junk and trash. And it’s my
opinion that plastic is polluting the planet.
I mean, plastic is swirling around the Pacific
gyre. Plastic does not break down. And think
about this. In nature, there is no waste.
Everything in nature, right, compost down
breaks down is reused later. And it’s quite
sad that there’s so much plastic being introduced
and used in today’s world that I wanna encourage
you guys to reduce your plastic consumption.
You know, filter your own water at home instead
of buying bottled water, you know. Stop using
things like plastic bags, bring your own bags,
you know. Stop using saran wrap. Be like,
John, if I don’t use saran wrap how am I
gonna wrap my food up? Well that’s why I’m
here at actually the Bee’s Wrap and they’re
giving you a natural product that can be composted
when you’re done using it. It will probably
last you about a year. Hundred plus uses easily
and it’s all natural. And what it is, it’s
right here. It’s just called the Bee’s
Wrap and what it is is a mom made this because
she wanted to get plastic out of her family’s
life. And it’s really cool, this is reusable.
And all they do is simply take basically cloth
and they dip it in a proprietary recipe to
make the Bee’s Wrap. I originally saw this
last year and I had it on my gardening channel
but now I’m introducing it to you guys.
And I think this is a really excellent way
to store, you know, your salads if you have
a large bowl that you’re gonna store overnight
or to even store, you know, your cut fruits
or vegetables in. And you just take this stuff
and you just put it on the bowl and you just
basically press it down and it presses and
seals. And this stuff is actually water resistant
and water proof to some extent. And so it’s
wrapped and look at that, it has a nice tight
seal so now you can wrap your nice large bowls
and other things with that to preserve your
foods. In addition the reason why I like it
more is because many of you guys may use like
half a lemon for your salad dressing, but
then you have the other half and what do you
do with that? If you put it in a Ziploc bag
that you throw out later in your fridge, do
you just leave it in your fridge like this
to get exposed to the oxygen and oxidized.
No, you should be using the Bee’s Wrap to
hold it and, you know, prevent oxygen infiltration.
And you’re just gonna put it in here and just
squeeze. Squeeze it up and tie this off. And
look at that, you have a nice, simple way
to store your lemon. And when you wanna use
the lemon, check it out, ‘cos this is waterproof
you could literally put the lemon in here
and squeeze and look at that, instant lemon
juice on all your salads. Super amazing. Let
me go ahead and share with you guys what this
natural product simply is. It’s just a handful
ingredients and it’s no surprise that you
can actually make one of these yourself. I
mean, they went through many different trials
and tribulations to get the right formula
to have the product they have. And I always
encourage you guys if someone’s already
doing something, why reinvent the wheel? Buy
something that’s already pre-made instead
of trying to make it yourself. There are many
DIY recipes on this, you know, online that
you could come up with and, you know, make
at home. But I’m gonna be using the Bee’s
Wrap now ‘cos it’s already pre-made and
so easy. So the only ingredients they use,
of course Bee’s Wrap they use the bee’s
wax. They use real US sourced bee’s wax.
It has a nice floral fragrance. In addition
besides the bee’s wax, they use some plant
resins here. Tree resins. And then they also
use jojoba oil which I like to put on my skin.
All these are food grade products so, you
know, if it does flake off, which it doesn’t,
it’s all edible. And besides that, they
just use, you know, a cloth fabric to dip
it in. So this is super ingenious. I definitely
wanna once again encourage you guys to get
off plastic. Bee’s Wrap is a really good
solution that’s gonna help you to do that.
To learn more, you wanna visit the website
beeswrap.com.
So the next vendor I wanna share with you
guys looks like they didn’t come back on
the final day on Sunday. So we got an empty
booth but at least they left some brochures
and information. And what it’s actually
called is Apeks Supercritical. Looks like
they got all these big factory, industrial
machines here. The one that they actually
had here on the table was this guy right here
in the middle. And this is actually a supercritical
machine. Many of you guys may not have heard
of this, but when I saw, talked to them and
learned about it, I was super excited. What
the supercritical machine does is literally
if you’ve heard of doterra essential oils
or young living oils, they’re like “living”
because they’re low key process essential
oils or plant essences. It’s my opinion
that plants are the best foods to be eaten
and the plant essences, like all the different,
you know, phyto chemical and phyto nutrients
come out when you extract the living oils
not only to get flavoring, are definitely
beneficial and can be used medicinally. The
supercritical systems they use CO2 to basically
pull things out, you know, at 65 degrees.
So this keeps it totally raw and totally much
more bio available than, you know, distilled
essential oil products. And these can be eaten.
So the biggest use of supercritical machinery
in this day and age and most of their customers,
actually are medicinal cannabis growers that
extract not only the THC but more importantly
the CBD. Something you’re gonna learn more
about in future years, there’s one of the
booths downstairs is the CBD booth. This is
the medicinal component of the cannabis. And
this machine pulls it out. So you can literally
make your own medicine at home. The only negative
to this stuff, they’re about 30,000 dollars.
But now you know the technologies that’s
used to look into it more if you’re interested
in that. This is something that I’m definitely
gonna be looking into more and I’m superly
critically interested in. You can learn more
about their stuff at apekssupercritical.com.
It’s a big technical website, you probably
won’t understand a lot of it, but it’s
definitely cool and this is the future of
making plant medicines in my opinion.
So the next vendor I want to share with you
guys is actually right here. It’s Fire Cider.
Small business here in the US. They make things
in small batches. I talked to them in detail
yesterday and they do definitely some great
work. And what it is it’s this stuff right
here. Fire Cider. This is an unpasteurized,
raw, fermented beverage. I want to encourage
you guys to get some fermented foods in your
life. They’re quite beneficial in my opinion.
And the Fire Cider, you know, is basically
a honey with apple cider vinegar. But, you
know, there’s a lot of honey apple cider
vinegar products in the market, but they are
definitely not the same as this hand crafted
Fire Cider because the process they’re using
is different. This is based on a traditional
recipe used for many years and it has many
benefits in my opinion. And they have some
of the benefits here. Some of the things it
can help with are things like immune system
support, seasonal allergy support, digestive
system support. If you still drink, which
I do not recommend you guys drink, this will
be a hangover helper as well. Definitely open
your eyes and get you feeling better after
that after consuming too much and being inebriated.
And then also it’s an eye opener. And I
just like the way it tastes and it makes me
feel after I drink it. Let me go ahead and
explain the process to you guys. What they
do is the take whole ingredients such as oranges,
lemons, onions, ginger, garlic, horseradish
root, habanero and turmeric. And these are
not powders, flower essences, essential oils,
they’re the whole fruits or vegetables or
roots. They soak it in a mixture of the apple
cider vinegar and the honey and they basically
let it ferment for weeks. And then they take
that mixture, they grind it all up and put
it through a press, like a Norwalk press – industrial
size. And squeeze out all the liquid so you’re
literally getting fermented juices of these
products. And turmeric, one of my favorite
roots in the whole world, is very anti-inflammatory
and some of these other products, you know
like the horseradish root after it’s been
fermented, really nice flavor. Also probably
some medicinal benefits in there. So I guess
without further ado I’m gonna go ahead and
try this stuff for you guys. And here it is
right here. This is Fire Cider. These are
like taken like shots, so don’t drink this
whole bottle like you do at the kombucha.
I don’t recommend drinking the whole kombucha
bottle in one sitting anyways. Swish it around
in your mouth. You can feel the burn as it
goes down. My mouth is literally on fire.
It’s kinda like exuding like saliva in my
mouth right now. It’s warming and it just
kinda gives me that boost of energy that I
know you guys all need. To learn more about
the Fire Cider, you wanna visit the website
firecider.com.
So next I wanna share with you guys my favorite
food booth at this whole event over, whatever,
several hundreds of booths here and vendors.
And the reason for that is because this stuff
does not come in a packaged bottle or jar
and it’s not a processed food. It’s a
natural food that grows in nature. It’s
from actually the Radicle Farm Company. And
they’re doing something pretty radical here.
What they’re doing is they’re growing
greens. I love my greens. I wanna encourage
you guys to grow your greens but I know many
of you guys might not. They are located in
the New York City area and have distribution
in New York City. So if you live in New York
City, let me tell you, these are probably
some of the best greens money can buy in New
York City. And what they’re doing is, you
know, you guys were buying greens and what
not in your grocery store and they’ve been
cut. Once things have been cut, they lower
the nutrition right. The flavor changes, you
know, they may get more tough, more bitter,
not taste as good. So that’s why I encourage
you guys to grow sprouts and things like micro
greens in your house. But these are actually
between micro greens and full sized greens.
These are like baby greens that are still
alive when you buy them. You’ve seen the
basils in the stores that you can buy and
bring home a little plant and keep the plant
growing in your house to have fresh basil,
well now you can do it with a variety of different
kinds of seasonally grown leafy greens. And
this is called the Shanghai spinach. They
got Japanese pepper grass and they got unique
crops that you probably would never normally
eat. Here’s one with some mustard greens,
that’s these frilly leaves here, I don’t
necessarily recommend eating full sized mustard
greens. They are quite strong in flavor. But
these baby ones are completely different.
And check this out, this is what makes the
farming company completely different. They
give this to you in a tray. I mean literally
this is grown in the coconut core fiber. These
plants are still alive, they’re still growing.
They’re making nutrition as it’s sitting
there because they’re still alive, I want
you guys to eat all your foods as alive as
possible. The more alive foods you eat, the
more alive you’ll be. That’s why I‘m
so alive. This stuff’s so amazing. So, yeah,
I hope they’re able to reach a lot more
markets and I hope, you know, they open divisions
in every city around the country, ‘cos it’s
truly live food, raw food. This is what it’s
all about – still living. Now, the cool
thing is, you can keep this on your counter
and it will grow for weeks and you could cut
it a little bit at a time. You do not, you
know, it’s not like it’s in the fridge
and it’s gonna go bad. This will continue
to grow and once you cut it once, you could
even maybe try to plant in your garden and
see if it comes back and grows some more food
for you. To learn more about them you wanna
visit them at radfarm.co.
Alright, so probably all out of cool vendors
and booths to show you. Once again, you know,
the booths and vendors that I share with you
guys this time were hand selected by me. Some
of the products that could literally change
your life and improve your life, and plus
these are some of the products that I was
interested in in this show that are new and
different that I’ve never seen before. I
mean, that literally the dehydrated fruit
juice that has the B12, that stuff’s insane.
I’m gonna order some and experiment with
it. I’m still highly critical of the claims
that were made with it containing B12. The
kale chips and all that stuff, I like that
a lot because they’re focusing on the kale,
once again, focusing on the fruits and veggies.
You know, the dressings, the raw dressings
definitely tasted good, they had many flavors.
You know, help move you in the right direction,
although it’s quite high in fat I would
recommend making salad dressings out of, you
know, fruit and nuts. Blend it up in the vitamix.
Definitely really cool and I guess in the
end I wanna encourage you guys to eat a diet
rich in fruits and vegetables. The majority
of my diet is fresh fruits and vegetables.
These are simply the best foods on the planet.
You wanna get rid of the processed foods,
the junk foods, the animal products as much
as you possibly can in my opinion out of your
diet to be as healthy as you can. Be sure
to subscribe to my videos okraw to learn more
and be sure, if you’re interested. Check
my past episodes. I’ve been making videos
at these natural products expos for years
now always highlighting some of the newest,
latest and greatest products. And of course
I have many videos sharing with you guys how
you can get more fruits and vegetables and
how to do a plant based raw foods diet as
successfully as I’ve learned in the last
many years. Once again, my name is John Kohler
with okraw.com. We’ll see you next time
and remember until then, keep eating your
fresh fruits and vegetables, they’re always
the best.


Vegan Source of Vitamin B12 Found in Fruit & More from Natural Products Expo East 2014


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