Grown in: California
Why We Love Them: Freeze dried strawberries provide a burst of berry flavor and brightness to our Banana Berry Chia Grain Free muesli. Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium.
Sustainability Factors: We source our strawberries from a family business that has been farming since 1856 and an innovative approach to processing retains the color, shape, flavor and nutritional value of the original raw material better than other drying methods. Therefore, no sweeteners or preservatives are needed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has named strawberries as one of its “dirty dozen” fruits and vegetables, those the organization has found to be the highest in pesticides. We intend to have our strawberries tested for pesticides and determine if we should switch to organically grown strawberries.