As you likely know, at Engage Organics we take pride in the types of ingredients that we source for our spice mixes. When you look through our products, the terms “organic,” “gluten-free”, “salt-free” and Non-GMO” might stand out. These are popular words to describe all natural foods, but if you are like most people, you might not be quite sure what they mean. You might even think they are meaningless phrases used to make products sound better.

In our opinion, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Choosing the best ingredients for our natural seasoning blends is a high priority for us, and we work hard to ensure our products are sourced from the absolute best ingredients that nature provides.

We want you to understand our concerns for quality, too. Let’s go through these four health food terms and discover what they really mean for you and the planet.

Organic

The word “organic” refers to the way that food is grown and processed. To be organic, crops must be grown in soil with no chemical modifications. Organic farmers aren’t able to use synthetically-created pesticides or fertilizers. GMO seeds, or sewage sludge on their crops.

The benefits of organically-produced foods for the planet and your health are too numerous to be listed here, but below is a short list:

-Rich in antioxidants: organic produce and herbs have been shown in numerous studies to contain higher levels of antioxidants

-Reduced Pesticides: because organic herbs are grown without synthetic pesticides, it keeps these harmful chemicals from entering your body as residue. It also prevents them from contaminating ecosystems where they can wreck havoc on native plants and animals.

-Whole-body Benefits: eating organic products are better for your whole body, however, your heart and immune system will be especially strengthened by it. Lower levels of exposure to synthetic chemicals will keep your body from having immune system flair-ups that can result in allergies or worse.

At Engage Organics, we believe in using organic ingredients, simply because they are the best available for you and the planet. We refuse to compromise on quality.

Gluten-free

Though gluten (the protein found in grains) is perfectly a natural part of a healthy diet for many people, an increased number around the world are finding they feel uncomfortably bloated or experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome after eating gluten. These people suffer from gluten sensitivity or, in rarer cases, Celiac Disease, meaning their bodies aren’t able to properly digest the proteins in gluten, which leads to intestinal discomfort.

Engage Organics only creates blends that are ALL organic, salt-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and Non-GMO. We refuse to make blends that don’t fit these requirements, because we are committed to our ethic of producing clean, plant-based blends. These ingredients are more expensive, but expense can’t be measured in terms of one’s health.

Salt-free

Salt, or sodium chloride, is an essential mineral that the body needs to function. However, consuming too  much salt can have negative consequences for your body and might make you desperately ill.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is directly related to salt intake and regularly affects one in three Americans. As the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, a salt-heavy diet is responsible for tens of thousands of premature deaths every year.

Don’t join these statistics. By making your diet salt-free you will be regulating your blood pressure, improving kidney health and keeping yourself at a healthy weight. Seasoning your food with one of our salt-free blends will make your food full of flavor, while keeping your heart healthy.

Non-GMO

Today in America, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are everywhere. Defined as an organism whose genetic makeup has been altered by genetic engineering, many common crops are grown from seeds with human-edited DNA, including soybeans, alfalfa, squash, zucchini, papaya and canola. The genes in GMO crops often come from completely different organisms and are usually engineered to be resistant to herbicides or to produce an insecticide.

Though the FDA claims that GMO crops are safe to consume, many people worry that the lack of long-term testing leads to inconclusive results about their overall health effects. Likewise, some animal studies have shown that consuming GMO’s might lead to internal organ damage and slower brain development.

Until further research is conducted, you are better of staying GMO-free. Our organically-sourced spice blends don’t contain the, so you can rest assured that when you use Engage organic only nature-created ingredients will enter your body.

We are transparent about the types of ingredients we put into our products and are steadfast in our belief that we are delivering the purest, best-tasting seasoning blends on the market.