Kava: an up-close look at the source of this beloved plant

Kava: an up-close look at the source of this beloved plant

We have some good news for you kava lovers out there: for a limited time only, we’re offering 50% off on all our kava capsules!

Kava imports have been in very short supply in recent years due to a massive category 5 cyclone by the name of Pam that ripped through the Pacific Islands in March of 2015, devastating Vanuatu and taking out nearly a third of its kava crops (1). According to World Bank, Pam was the largest cyclone in recorded history to ever make landfall in the Pacific (2). Entire villages were swept away, infrastructure destroyed, and the economy left in shambles.

Ayurvedic Golden Milk

Ayurvedic Golden Milk

Golden Milk or "Haldi Ka Doodh" is a nourishing and delicious brew with ancient origins that is currently having a renaissance in cafes across the globe. Before documented time, the traditional medicine people of India joined the life-giving properties of turmeric, black pepper, ginger, and cardamom to create a balancing herbal blend that benefits nearly all physical constitutions, or "doshas"

Kids Superfood

Kids Superfood

With a mission to help busy parents wanting a convenient way to get more raw vegetables and fruits into their kids’ diet, Eclectic Institute has created a great tasting kid's freeze-dried whole food powder. This delicious tasting, nutrient-dense product can simply be added to water or seamlessly blended into foods such as applesauce, juice or smoothies.

Freeze-drying 101

Freeze-drying 101

Freeze-drying can preserve the product for up to 25 years, remaining fresh as the day it was dried [1]. Along with the preservation time, it also retains the nutritional value, flavor and texture [2]. In many cases, the simple addition of water will transform the freeze-dried product back to its original, fresh form.

Freeze-drying is by far the best way to dry and preserve, essentially remaining fresh and natural, the same as it was before drying. What distinguishes freeze-drying from traditional drying is the quality, benefits and properties displayed by the finished product, obtainable only through freeze-drying.